Kim Hyun Joong's attorney Lee Jae Man informed reporters on July 6, "Kim Hyun Joong will take a leave from his military duties and attend the trial to take place on July 8 at 2 p.m."
The trial marks the second plea date for the 1.6 billion KRW (~$1.38 million USD) compensatory damages suit which Kim Hyun Joong's ex, Ms. Choi, filed against him.
According to Lee Jae Man, the trial will proceed privately on July 8, with interrogations of any witnesses at 10 a.m. Then at 2 p.m. on the same day, both Kim Hyun Joong and Ms. Choi will attend the trial to stand before court and argue their case.
It was also reported that Kim Hyun Joong has hired another attorney to represent him for the ongoing lawsuit. The lawyer was said to have relayed, "I'm doing my best to prepare for the plea date." Key East spared little details regarding the new addition to Kim Hyun Joong's legal team, telling My Daily on July 6, "Kim Hyun Joong did not switch lawyers but rather, appointed another one. We cannot provide personal information about the lawyer, and it's irrelevant to the outcome of the trial."