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Legal aid guarantees the right of access to justice as a part of social security. I discuss how to expand legal aid in this paper. To expand legal aid to more cases, I suggest that legal aid should be provided for non-litigation cases, lawsuits against the state, and notarial acts. The court excludes not-litigation cases and Korea Legal Aid Corporation excludes lawsuits against the state from their scope of legal aid without just reason. Little legal aid is provided for notarial acts despite its importance in daily life. To expand legal aid to more people, I suggest that legal aid should be provided for the middle class and overseas Koreans. Statistics show that even the middle class does not receive enough legal service in Korea. Legal aid for legal service is essential to reduce the justice gap. Legal expense insurances can be considered as an affordable measure for legal aid to the middle class. There are an increasing number of overseas Koreans because of globalization. Legal aid should be provided to them to protect and support their activities.