I have heavily edited this because I offended some people's sensibilities.
Here's the short version of the backgroun to this post:
In May I went to the APP Busan to get a Korean document authenticated. The Embassy website says that you must have the document translated and notarized by a Korean notary before it can be authenticated by State Department staff. Fair enough. The website also states that you must have the notarization performed by a lawyer-notary on the approved list. The problem is that here in Busan, the APP did not have a list of approved notaries--making it very hard to follow through with the instructions.
I found a lawyer that the APP Busan was able to verify is approved. This is not an advertisement for the particular law firm, but rather a tip so that you do not have to suffer the indignity that I did. There may be other lawyer-notaries out there who are also approved by the State Department, but the APP (at least of May) does not readily have the list available.
So, anyway, here it is:
Go to Jungang Dong KEB building. On the 5th floor there is a notary office, part of the Samyang Law Firm (Pusan International Law Firm). The gal at the counter speaks English well enough to accomplish the task. There may be more than one lawyer at the firm who may notarize, but I am going to specify one lawyer because only that one lawyer was verified to me by the APP Busan. He is Choi Eun-Gon. Try to ask the gal at the counter to choose him, although I think she already knows that Americans must use him. For me it was a crapshoot that happened to work out.
If you need a Korean doument notarized so that it can be authenticated by the Vice Consul on his or her monthly visits to the APP Busan