2015, Year in Review


KALAGNY's 2015 Holiday Party




KALAGNY's 2015 Holiday Party took place at The Spot 
on December 16, 2015.  Over 110 members and friends attended and took part the festivities.


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KALAGNY's Long Island Committee Reception




On December 8, 2015, KALAGNY held its second Long Island members meeting in the offices of Rivken Radler.


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KALAGNY's Litigation Committee Dinner




On December 3, 2015, KALAGNY's Litigation Committee held a dinner.


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KALAGNY's Immigration Committee Lunch




On December 2, 2015, KALAGNY's Immigration Committee met for lunch to discuss current issues in the area of immigration, citizenship and legal practice.


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KALAGNY's Gala Committee Appreciation (and Recruitment) Dinner




On November 16, 2015, KALAGNY held an appreciation dinner for last year's Gala Committee who organized KALAGNY's 29th Anniversary Gala Dinnerat Her Name Is Han.  This coming year will be a special milestone as KALAGNY celebrates its 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner.  


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KALAGNY's Pro Bono Volunteers Appreciation Dinner




On November 12, 2015, KALAGNY's Pro Bono Committee held its annual appreciation dinner for attorneys and volunteers at Shin Jung Restaurant in Flushing, Queens.  KALAGNY's Pro Bono clinics continue to be held monthly at the Flushing and the Manhattan locations.


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KALAGNY's In-House Committee "Compliance and Career Development" Panel




On November 10, 2015, KALAGNY's In-House Committee held a "Compliance and Career Development" panel at Thomson Reuters's Millennium Room, located at 3 Times Square.  The panelists were:  Thomas Kim (Chief Compliance Officer at Thomson Reuters and General Counsel at Global Groth & Operations), Kat Park (Vice President at Goldman Sachs & Co., Compliance), and Julie Kwon (Associate Compliance Counsel, Supervisory Affairs at CLS Bank International).  Dan Cho (Legal Counsel at Mitsui Bussan Commodities Ltd.) moderated the event.


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KALAGNY Sponsors a Chuseok Dinner at Cardozo Law School




On October 29, 2015, KALAGNY sponsored a dinner at Cardozo Law School to celebrate chuseok.  "Chuseok" is a major Korean annual harvest celebration that is traditionally celebrated on 15th day of the 8th month in the lunar calendar.


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KALAGNY Meets With Council Member Paul Vallone and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito




On October 26, 2015, KALAGNY members met with Council Member Paul Vallone and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. 


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Networking Event to Benefit the New York Asian Women's Center (NYAWC)




On October 21, 2015, KALAGNY and AABANY threw a benefit for the NYAWC at the New York Office of Lee Anav Chung White & Kim LLP.  Special guest speakers included the Honorable Doris Ling-Cohan and Sarah Flatto.   Raffle items included a complimentary weekend stay at the Bridgewater Marriott Hotel in New Jersey and handmade jewelry donated by Michelle Lee.


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KALAGNY Supports the MinKwon Center's 31st Gala




On October 22, 2015, KALAGNY members came out to support the MinKwon Center at its annual gala in Dae Dong Manor, located in Flushing, Queens.  This year marked MinKwon's 31st anniversary.  Congratulations MinKwon!


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KALAGNY Pro Bono Desk at the 2015 Korean Startup Summit


On October 16, 2015, KALAGNY took part in the Korean Startup Summit NYC by hosting a pro bono desk to show its support.


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KALAGNY Participates in the 2015 Korea Day Parade




On October 3, 2015, KALAGNY members marched down the Avenue of the Americas in the annual Korea Day Parade.


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KALAGNY's Annual Flushing Dinner




On September 28, 2015, KALAGNY held its annual Flushing Dinner to reach out to our membership in the boroughs and Long Island. 


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Visit to Brooklyn Family Court for Immigrant Children




On September 8, 2015, the Immigration Committee invited KALAGNY members to observe family court hearings for immigrant children before the Honorable Adam Silvera at Brooklyn Family Court.  The children were applicants for Special Immigrant Juvinile Status. 


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To learn about SIJS status, click here.



KALAGNY's Litigation Committee's Deposition Workshop - Part 1




On August 25, 2015, members of KALAGNY's Litigation Committee held the first installment of a two-part deposition workshop at the New York office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLP.  Committee members role played as examiners, witnesses, and defense counsel to conduct live depositions complete with a mock fact pattern.  The depositions themselves will be transcribed by a real court reporter. 


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KALAGNY's Immigration and Women's Committees Host a Meet & Greet




On August 18, 2015, KALAGNY's Immigration and Women's Committees welcomed AALDEF attorneys Annie J. Wang and Jerry Vattamala for a meet and greet event.


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Joint Young Lawyers' Happy Hour




On August 6, 2015, members of KALAGNY attended a happy hour at Suite 36 to meet young lawyers from various bar associations including the New York County Lawyers’ Association, Asian American Bar Association of New York, Caribbean Attorneys Network, Dominican Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, Metropolitan Black Bar Association & the Puerto Rican Bar Association.  To view photos, click here.


KALAGNY's Annual Picnic




On August 1, 2015, KALAGNY held its annual picnic in Central Park.  

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Comfort Women Survivor Yong Soo Lee's Visit




On July 30, 2015, the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center, Korean American Civic Empowerment, and the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York welcomed Korean Comfort Woman Survivor Yong Soo Lee and joined together to hear her story of a more than 70-year search for justice.  To view photos, click here.


KALAGNY's Mentoring Program Mock Interview Workshop




On July 28, 2015, KALAGNY's Mentorship Program held a mock interview workshop at the New York office of Kobre & Kim LLP.  SJL Shannon was on sight to offer interviewing tips and advice as the event's co-sponsor.  A special thanks to both sponsors for making the night a success!  To view photos, click here.


Visit by the Korean Ministry of Gender Equality




On July 15, 2015, KALAGNY met with a delegation from the Korean Ministry of Gender Equality visiting New York to learn about family law procedures and to develop new best practices for a child support enforcement program in Korea.  To view photos, click here.


APALA-NJ's 30th Anniversary Gala




On June 30, 2015, KALAGNY members attended a 30th anniversary gala dinner to congratulate our friends at APALA-NJ.  To view photos, click here.


Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy




On June 25, 2015, KALAGNY's VP of Communications, E.J. Thorsen, attended the Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy in Minneapolis as part of an effort to develop a strong foundation of diverse bar associations fostering diversity and inclusion throughout the country.


KALAGNY's VP Bridgette Ahn at Legal Career Panel




On June 23, 2015, KALAGNY's VP of Programs Bridgette Ahn spoke at the Panel on Legal Careers, sponsored by the National Association of Asian American Professionals NY Chapter.  To view photos, click here.


KALAGNY's 29th Anniversary Gala




KALAGNY's 29th Anniversary Gala - "Making Waves" -was held on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Capitale (130 Bowery in NYC). We honored Keynote Honoree Ambassador Oh Joon and Trailblazer Honoree Jean Lee of JP Morgan Chase.  We thank each of our sponsors, members and friends. Also, we acknowledge our team of volunteer lawyers and law students who made our gala a success; thank you Gala Warriors!


To view photos of our 29th Anniversary Gala, click here. 

To view Ambassador's Oh Joon's Keynote Speech (abridged version), click here.


KALAGNY's Women's Committee Joint Event with NYAWC and AABANY




On May 14, 2015, KALAGNY's Women's Committee co-sponsored a meet and greet event with the New York Asian Women's Center.  To view photos, click here.


KALAGNY's Long Island Happy Hour



On May 12, 2015, KALAGNY hosted a happy hour at Chi Lounge in Long Island where members and friends enjoyed food and cocktails outdoors on a nice spring evening. To view photos, click here.


KALAGNY's Mentorship Program Mixer




On April 16, 2015, participants of KALAGNY's Mentorship Program gathered at Le Midi NYC.  To view photos, click here.


KALAGNY's Pre-Gala Mixer




On April 8, 2015, KALAGNY members and friends joined our Gala Committee at a Pre-Gala Mixer at Juga Lounge.  Please join us at our 29th Anniversary Gala on June 10, 2015 at Capitale, as we honor Ambassador Oh Joon and Jean Lee of JP Morgan Chase & Co.  To view photos of our Pre-Gala Mixer, click here.


KALAGNY's 2015 General Membership Meeting and Elections; Robing Ceremony for Hon. Kathryn Paek




On March 26, 2015, KALAGNY members and friends gathered for our 2015 General Membership Meeting and Elections at Cosmos in Manhattan.  A robing ceremony was held for the Honorable Kathryn Paek, the first Korean American woman judge to be appointed in New York State.  The event was co-sponsored by Cosmos Manhattan, The Macallan, and Ben and Jack's Steakhouse.  To view photos, click here.


Ambassador Son Se-Joo's Farewell Reception




On March 26, 2015, KALAGNY members and friends attended Ambassador Son Se-Joo's Farewell Reception.  To view photos, click here.



KALAGNY Supports KALCA's 2015 Gala




On March 20, 2015, KALAGNY members and friends supported KALCA's 2015 Gala, which honored Congresswoman Grace Meng and Don Liu, Corporate Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Xerox Corporation.   To view KALCA's gala photos, click here.


KALAGNY at St. John's Law Diversity Bar Panel




On March 19, 2015, KALAGNY participated in the Diversity Bar Panel hosted by St. John's APALSA.   To view photos, click here.


KALAGNY's In House Counsel Committee Panel Event




On March 16, 2015, KALAGNY's  In House Counsel Committee presented the panel "What You Need to Know," with esteemed panelists Young Lee, Senior Managing Direct & General Counsel, Mackay Shields LLC; Susan Moon, Vice President, Global Legal Team, Wyndham Exchange & Rentals, Wyndham Worldwide; and Austin So, Division General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Heraeus Incorporated.  The panel was co-sponsored by Debevoise and Plimpton.  To view photos, click here.


AABANY 2015 Gala




On February 25, 2015, KALAGNY members and friends attended and supported the AABANY Gala  To view photos, click here.


KALAGNY's Litigation Committee Reception




On February 11, 2015, KALAGNY's Litigation Committee held a reception at WaBar, sponsored generously by Esquire Solutions.  To view photos, click here.


Mayor's Office of Appointments




On January 23, 2015, KALAGNY attended and participated a joint program of the Mayor's Office of Appointments and the Mayor's Community Affairs Unit entitled "One City Rising Together: The Role of Inclusive Leadership in Good Government." To view photos, click here.  


Korean American Day at City Hall



On January 13, 2015, KALAGNY representatives and members joined in the celebration of New York City's First Annual Korean American Day.  KALAGNY Boardmember Eve Cho Guillergan presented remarks on behalf of KALAGNY. To view photos, click here.  


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