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NAPABA 2014-2015 Elections 

The NAPABA 2014-2015 Elections are underway!

KALAGNY is proud to announce its endorsement of Andrew T. Hahn, as President-Elect,and Alexander M. Lee, as Vice President for Finance and Development.

For more information about voting and the candidates, click here.

*KALAGNY is an affiliate of NAPABA. All KALAGNY dues paying members are members of NAPABA. For vote eligibility, you must have been a dues paying KALAGNY member on August 1, 2014, and be duly admitted as an attorney in the U.S. or in Canada.

If you meet the two requirements to vote and have not received an e-mail directly from NAPABA with voting information and link, please e-mail kalagny@gmail.com. For further and/or other information, please contact NAPABA or kalagny@gmail.com.

2014-2015 NAPABA Officer Candidates


*Andrew T. Hahn, Duane Morris LLP (New York, NY)

[Personal Statement] [Endorsements]

Jin Y. Hwang, Verizon Communications (Basking Ridge, NJ)
[Personal Statement] [Endorsements]

Vice President for Finance & Development:
*Alexander M. Lee, Solo Practitioner (Caldwell, New Jersey)

[Personal Statement] [Endorsements]

Steven Y. Reeves, Faegre Baker Daniels (Minneapolis, MN)
[Personal Statement] [Endorsements]

Vice President for Membership:

Brad Yamauchi, Minami Tamaki LLP (San Francisco, California)
[Personal Statement][Endorsements]

Vice President for Programs & Operations:

Lloyd S. Costales, Page, Lobo, Costales & Preston A.P.C. (Murrieta, CA)
[Personal Statement] [Endorsements]

Vice President for Communications:

Cyndie M. Chang, Duane Morris LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
[Personal Statement] [Endorsements]


Pankit J. Doshi, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP (San Francisco, California)
[Personal Statement] [Endorsements]


Tacie H. Yoon, Crowell & Moring LLP (Washington, DC)
[Personal Statement] [Endorsements]

IAKL 2014 ConferenceOctober 2-5, 2014

Registration Page is Now Open - Sign up today!

IAKL and KALAGNY are co-hosting the 2014 International Association of Korean Lawyers' 22nd Annual Conference at Fordham University Law School from October 2-5, 2014.  The Conference will feature cutting-edge legal and educational programs, dinner events and exciting daytime activities in and around New York City.  We expect to have in attendance attorneys, judges, general counsels, law professors and many other legal and business professionals from the greater NY area and from around the world.

Click here to learn more about the Conference.

Click here to register for the various conference options and add-on items.

Reserve here for special conference rates at the Hudson Hotel.

For sponsorship opportunities, click here.

To join the conference host committee, click here.

To learn more about IAKL, click here.


KALAGNY's FREE Claritas Investment Certificate Program Promotion

With the summer season coming to a close and millions of Americans young and old looking ahead to the new academic year, KALAGNY is excited to team up with the CFA Institute on a promotion where up to five (5) KALAGNY members can pursue the Claritas® Investment Certificate program (valued at $685).

This is a terrific opportunity for KALAGNY members to “go back to school” and obtain a solid foundation in finance administered by
CFA Institute, the world’s leading association of investment professionals.  This is the program that was recently endorsed by

Young Lee, CFA (2014 KALAGNY Trailblazer Honoree) and John Kim, CFA (2014 KALAGNY Keynote Speaker) at
KALAGNY’s 2014 Annual Dinner Gala. 

The Claritas® Investment Certificate Giveaway is open to ALL dues-paying KALAGNY members.

How to Apply

(Both of the Steps Below Must be Completed to be Eligible):

1. Send an email to kalagny@gmail.com with the subject line "CLARITAS" containing a short description in the body of how a foundation in finance would help you achieve your career goals and aspirations; and

2. Visit the CFA Institute’s website and complete the following form:

Winners will receive a voucher that will allow the participant to register for the Claritas® Investment Certificate program at no cost. 

Winners will be notified by KALAGNY on a rolling basis over the next 6 months, so apply today!

Claritas® Investment Certificate Program at a Glance:

  • The Claritas® Investment Certificate program a self-study education program and exam designed to give anyone a clear understanding of the investment industry.
  • Requires 80-100 hours of study and generally can be completed within six months while working. 
  • Syllabus provides real-world scenarios and case studies via an interactive, mobile-friendly downloadable e-book.
  • The final two-hour exam is available at Pearson VUE test centers worldwide.
  • Upon completion, successful candidates earn a Claritas Investment Certificate.
  • Watch the two-minute introductory video for more information about this exciting program: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-XbhbnOe_g


Vouchers have no independent cash value, are not redeemable for cash, will not be replaced if lost or stolen, are non-transferable, and are not for resale. Vouchers will expire at the end of two years from the date of issuance.  If a voucher is not used to participate in the Claritas Program during the period in which it is effective, it will expire and will not be extended or replaced. Void where prohibited by law.


KALAGNY 2014 Gala

Our 28th Anniversary Gala was a great success!
To view photos, click here.

Recent Court Decision in Gingery v. City of Glendale

The Glendale Comfort Women Peace Monument

KALAGNY applauds the recent August 4, 2014 Decision of the Honorable Percy Anderson (US District Court, Central District of CA),
which dismissed in its entirety the recent lawsuit, Gingery, et al. v. City of Glendale, et al.
In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs challenged Glendale's decision to support the Comfort Woman Peace Monument in its local park in honor of the comfort women survivors.  In dismissing the plaintiffs' complaint, the Court ruled, among other things, that the plaintiffs did not have proper standing to bring the asserted claims and that the plaintiffs' claims failed to state cognizable causes of action.

To read the Decision, click here.

KALAGNY has played an integral part in the ongoing open discussion about this atrocity. We hope to educate our members and our community
so as to prevent any like incidents arising in the future.






KALAGNY Calendar


*** September ***

KALAGNY Pro Bono Clinic

September 2, 2014

IAKL Host Committee Meeting

September 2, 2014


KALAGNY Board Meeting
September 8, 2014

IAKL Host Committee Meeting

September 9, 2014

IAKL Host Committee Meeting

September 16, 2014

IAKL Host Committee Meeting

September 22, 2014

KALAGNY Women's Committee Event

September 23, 2014

September 29, 2014

*** October ***

IAKL Conference
October 2-5, 2014

KALAGNY Pro Bono Clinic

October  7, 2014

KALAGNY Executive Officers Meeting
October 13, 2014

KALAGNY Mentorship Program Reception

October 15, 2014

*** November ***

KALAGNY Pro Bono Clinic

November 4, 2014


KALAGNY Board Meeting
November 10, 2014

*** December ***

KALAGNY Pro Bono Clinic

December 2, 2014


KALAGNY Executive Officers Meeting
December 8, 2014


All dates are subject to change. Contact 

your committee or program chair(s)

for up-to-date information.

Community Calendar

AABANY "Get on Track" Series Event - Part 1

September 11, 2014

JALBCA Courthouse Alert

September 17, 2014

APALA-NJ 9th Annual Golf

September 16, 2014 

AABANY 5th Annual Fall Conference

September 20, 2014

KCS 2014 Golf Classic

September 25, 2014

KJ Choi Foundation Golf Tournament

September 27, 2014

CAPABA Annual Dinner

October 2, 2014

KACE 2014 Gala

October 16, 2014

APABA-PA Annual Banquet

October 24, 2014

NAPABA Annual Conference

November 6-9, 2014

KACF Annual Gala

November 12, 2014

KCS 41st Anniversary Gala
November 20, 2014


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