Welcome and Thanks for Visiting!

Meet and Greet with Seoul Bar Association - August 11, 2017

On August 11, KALAGNY officers met with a delegation from the Seoul Bar Association that had just arrived in NYC for the ABA Annual Meeting.  The meeting took place at the offices of Kobre & Kim, and was joined by the firm’s co-founder, Steve Kobre.  Among other topics, the attendees discussed the current legal market in Korea and some of the factors underlying recent changes in legal practice.  We look forward to continuing the discussion with our colleagues in Seoul.  Special thanks to Kobre and Kim for hosting. 

Mini-Facials and Margaritas - July 30, 2017

KALAGNY's Women's Committee thanks Lee Anav Chung White Kim Ruger & Richter LLP for hosting our "Mini-Facials and Margaritas" event!  Jennifer Song talked about some amazing skincare products and attendees enjoyed sampling, having mini-facials and unwinding with margaritas and food from Tacombi.

2017 KALAGNY Central Park Picnic - July 29

(a.k.a. A Moveable Feast)

Thanks to Karaoke City for hosting KALAGNY's Annual Picnic on Saturday, July 29!  Despite the drop in temperature (and no rain!), everyone enjoyed seeing old friends, making new friends and having fun with games and good food.  KALAGNY officers and Board members (Iris Jun, Jay Min, Suyon Yi, Chul Pak and Michael Rhee), 2017 Gala Planning Committee Senior Chair, David Sohn, as well as Denise Sharperson (Assistant General Counsel and Director of Diversity Initiatives, New Jersey State Bar Association) joined in on the fun. 


Thanks to James Lee for organizing a terrific gathering, Iris Jun for finding our venue and Jay Min for helping out.  Looking forward to seeing everyone at our NJ Picnic in September!

Thanks for Attending KALAGNY's 31st Anniversary Gala - June 15, 2017 


Thank you for your support in celebrating KALAGNY's 31st Anniversary, on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at our annual gala at Capitale in the Bowery.  


To see our 2017  Gala invitation and sponsorship packet, please click here.  


We were delighted to honor Professor Thomas H. Lee, the Honorable Judge Judy Kim, and Michael Rhee, Esq.  We awarded our annual law student scholarship to Abraham Lee of New York University School of Law (2018).  

To see our booklet from the gala, please click here.  To see our 2017 gala page and a full list of our sponsors, please click here.  

Our platinum sponsors:

Congratulations to Karen Kim, our President-Elect and to Our Election Winners

A big thanks to all of you who attended our annual meeting and elections on April 6, 2017, and helped make the evening a success!  We had a great time at our sponsor's firm, Meister Seelig & Fein LLP.  

Congratulations to Karen Kim, who was elected to become President in the upcoming term starting in July 2017.  Ms. Kim, who is currently Vice President of Memberships for KALAGNY, has a practice which focuses on corporate law, real estate matters, trademark law and commercial litigation at Menaker & Herrmann LLP.  She advises architecture firms and architects on complying with state and board requirements and new legislation. In addition, she was recently selected as an honoree at the Star Network’s Annual “Power Women in Business Awards and Networking” Event. The event honors top Queens businesswomen for their outstanding leadership and their contributions to the community.  She was also recently appointed by the Honorable Randall T. Eng, Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, to serve on the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Second, Tenth, Eleventh and Thirteenth Judicial Districts.

The full slate of those elected at our annual meeting are below.  We are delighted to welcome Inie Park and Brian Yarzab, the newest members to join as officers to our leadership.


President – Karen Kim

Executive Vice President – EJ Thorsen

Vice President of Communication – Inie Park

Vice President of Memberships – Brian Yarzab

Secretary – Jay Min

Treasurer – Iris Jun

Newly-Elected Governors (6):

Dan Cho

Eve Guillergan 

Gene Kang

Edward Lee 

Suyon Yi

Kenneth Yoon

 Annual Mentoring Program Participants - Stay in Touch with Your Group! 


Congratulations to the mentoring program committee on re-launching KALAGNY's mentoring program, for the 2017-2018 year.  Please learn about the program here!  Mentoring program participants must be dues paid members of KALAGNY in order to participate. We encourage program participants to  continue reaching out to their mentoring groups, so that we may make the program a tremendous success!

Join the ABA at Its Annual Meeting in NYC - August 10-15, 2017

Register and learn more about the ABA's annual meeting from August 10 to 15, 2017 by visiting the ABA's website. The Annual Meeting will include many exciting programs, including its special CLE in the City Series, in which KALAGNY will participate.

SAVE THE DATE - Join KALAGNY at the ABA's CLE in the City Series on August 10 and 11, 2017. The CLE in the City Series will be divided into twelve practice area tracks, and will be offered all day on Thursday, August 10 and Friday morning, August 11, at just $25 per program.  Once you purchase a ticket for one or more CLE programs, you may add a lunch program with a prominent speaker (non-CLE), for just an additional $20.   Included with your one or more $25 CLE in the City tickets is a bonus CLE program – Bright Insight: Key Business Drivers and Trends Affecting Real Estate Decision Making, presented by Cushman & Wakefield, scheduled Thursday, August 10 at 4:00 pm at the Hilton New York Midtown – followed by an entertaining Trial of Two Pizzas (New York v. Chicago) and Reception. This program and the reception are at no additional cost. Learn more about the City in the CLE Series here

Click here for the special promo code to attend an ABA panel, lunch, and other activities for as little as $45!

Get Your Complimentary NAPABA Membership

*KALAGNY is an affiliate of NAPABA.

Membership Information and Changes 

Effective June 15, 2015, each Affiliate and National Associate member must activate his/her NAPABA membership in order to take advantage of NAPABA membership benefits, including event registration discounts and voting in officer elections. Members may activate their membership at any time. Go to KALAGNY's membership section to learn more information.  More information here.




  KALAGNY Calendar






Women's Committee Event with Korean Women's International Network
August 24, 2017


Mentorship Program
Interview Workshop
August 29, 2017



Pro Bono Clinics
September 5, 2017

Board Meeting
September 11, 2017

Annual New Jersey Picnic
September 16, 2017



  Pro Bono Clinics
October 3, 2017



Pro Bono Clinics
November 7, 2017

Military and Veterans Networking Event
November 9, 2017


Board Meeting
November 13, 2017


Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner for Law School Students
November 22, 2017


Pro Bono Clinics
December 5, 2017

All dates are subject to change.  Contact committee or program chair(s) for up-to-date information.

For photos and highlights of 2016
programs and events, click here.  


Community Calendar 



City Council District 20 Candidate Forum
August 20, 2017


NAPABA NE Regional Conference

September 8-10, 2017


Network of Bar Leaders Induction Ceremony
September 12, 2017


APALA-NJ's Annual Golf Outing

October 2, 2017


CAPABA Annual Gala

October 5, 2017


NAPABA Convention

November 2-5, 2017


MinKwon Annual Gala

November 16, 2017

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