General Announcements

August 28, 2014

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
For further and/or other information, please contact NAPABA or

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 Annual Conference: October 2-5, 2014
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.

We are excited to announce that our scheduled speakers throughout the conference will include
Mme. Kyung-Wha Kang, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator; Ambassador Se-joo Son, Consul General, Korean Consulate General in New York; Ron Kim, New York State Assemblyman; and Michael M. Martin, Distinguished Professor of Law and Dean, Fordham University School of Law.

Click here for the conference brochure containing schedule and more information.

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 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 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:


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.

Important Notice to KALAGNY Members Regarding Passwords

In response to the recent report of 1.2 billion compromised username and password combinations,
believed to be the largest ever hack of private Internet information, KALAGNY strongly recommends
that our members
immediately change your passwords – not just for your KALAGNY account,
but also for any accounts involving
personal or financial data. Please be sure to make unique passwords
for each of these sites,
so that anyone gaining access to one of your accounts doesn’t easily gain access to more.

Pro Bono DACA Renewal Clinics

 If you wish to volunteer, click here.

2014 Jung Foundation/IAKL Public Interest Scholarship

For application information, click here.  



Join KALAGNY Today

KALAGNY has numerous programs and activities. There is something for everyone.
Check out what we have been up toJoin today.

Job Announcements


All Job Postings - Check Out New Posting!


Click here to view our latest job postings. Note: you must be a dues-paying KALAGNY
member to access the member's only-section of our website that includes our job postings.

In The News!

KALAGNY Immigration & Prosecutors Committees
Joint Happy Hour

On August 26, 2014, KALAGNY's Immigration Committee and Prosecutors Committee
held a joint happy hour event.
To view photo, click here.

KALAGNY's 2nd Annual Picnic

On August 16, 2014, KALAGNY, jointly with AABANY,
held its 2nd Annual Picnic at Central Park.

To view photos, click here.

KALAGNY Supports Comfort Women Survivors

On August 5, 2014, KALAGNY co-sponsored "In the Face of Tyranny: I Will Not be Silent",
a program at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center to raise awareness about the issue of comfort women survivors. Korean comfort women survivors from the House of Sharing traveled from Korea to Queens to share their stories. To view photos, click here.

KALAGNY 2nd Annual Picnic

On August 16, 2014, KALAGNY, jointly with AABANY, held its 2nd Annual Picnic at Central Park.  To view photos, click here.


KALAGNY's 2014 Gala

KALAGNY's 28th Anniversary Gala was a huge hit. View photos here.

If you have news to share, please email:

Other Announcements

MetLife Legal Affairs Diversity Committee
Law Student Reception - Friday, September 5, 2014

For event and RSVP information, click here.

AABANY "Get on Track" Series Part I - September 11, 2014

For event and RSVP information, click here.

APALA NJ Golf Classic & Dinner - September 16, 2014

For more information, click here. 

AABANY 2014 Fall Conference - September 20, 2014

For more information, click here.

KCS 2014 Golf Classic - September 25, 2014

For registration and sponsorship information, click here. 

National Bar Association, Region II Regional Conference - September 26, 2014

*4.0 CLE Credits in Professional Practice + Skills and Lunch Networking Reception

Panel Discussions
I. Self Empowerment: Captaining Your Own Faith!
II. General Counsel Roundtable: Strategic Development of Diverse Talent
III: Career Transitions: Achieving Success Through Fearlessness and Flexibility
IV. Public Service: Creating and Leveraging Value

Date: Friday, September 26, 2014
Time: 8:30am to 3:00pm
Location: Proskauer Rose LLP, 11 Times Square (8th Ave & 41st St), New York, NY

To RSVP, click here.

For more information, call (212)849-7373 or click here.

FACL/NAPABA NE Regional Conference:
September 27, 2014

For registration information, click here

NAPABA 2014 Conference in AZ:  November 6-9, 2014

For information on the conference, click here.

In addition, the NAPABA Prospective Partners Program (PPP) aims to increase the number of
Asian and Pacific American partners at major law firms through introduction, mentorship, and relationship building.
In anticipation of the program's fifth year, the PPP is inviting candidate applications and nominations

for participation in PPP sessions taking place at the 26th Annual NAPABA Convention in

Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ from November 6-9, 2014. For more information, click here.

**Volunteers needed for Our Service Project at the NAPABA 2014 Convention

NAPABA is seeking volunteers during the Convention on Sunday, November 9, 2014
from 9am-11am for Our Service Project.  Our Service Project for the 2014 NAPABA Convention
will be assembling care packages for service men and women who are stationed in foreign countries

where it is not safe for them to leave their military bases to purchase everyday items,

including food and personal hygiene items.
If you are interested in serving as a volunteer,

please contact Judy Kim at

To read NAPABA's Press Release acknowledgement the suffering of
WWII Comfort Women, click here.

The Korea Society

For additional information on The Korea Society, click here.



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