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New York Life Insurance Company is seeking an Advanced Planning Consultant who will focus on supporting our Korean Market Agents, General Office Management, and life and investment product consultants in a point of sales capacity.
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In The News
MCCA Appoints Jean Lee as New President & CEO
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association has appointed Ms. Jean Lee as the Association’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Lee is the first Asian American to head the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. KALAGNY honored Ms. Lee as a Trailblazer at its annual gala in 2015. Ms. Lee is currently Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase & Co. She has a dozen years of relevant industry experience in the legal profession, which includes her work as a member of the Global Legal Diversity Committee at JPMorgan Chase. Ms. Lee served as President of the Asian American Bar Association of New York in 2012 and continues serving on its Board of Directors to this date. Ms. Lee will officially begin her tenure in mid-March.
Jhanice V. Domingo Elected to Partnership at Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, PC
Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, PC has announced that Ms. Jhanice V. Domingo had been elected as a Partner with the firm's matrimonial department. Ms. Domingo is the Immediate Past President of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey and President-Elect of the National Filipino American Lawyers Association. She also serves as Vice President of the Legal Section of the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Korea American Family Service Center and its Benefit Committee.
J. John Kim Elected to Partnership at Pashman Stein
Pashman Stein P.C. has announced that Mr. J. John Kim had been elected to the firm's partnership. Mr. Kim Mr. Kim engages in a broad-based complex commercial litigation practice, with a focus on contract disputes, commercial torts, products liability, RICO civil litigation, civil conspiracy, fraud, securities litigation, financial services litigation, pharmaceutical litigation, legal malpractice, accountants' liability, regulatory enforcement and special investigations. Mr. Kim previously served in the United States Army (Reserves) and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne School and a current member of the Pershing Rifles Military Honor Society Alumni Network.
Brian W. Song Elected to Partnership at Baker Hostetler LLP's New York Office
Baker Hostetler LLP has announced that Mr. Brian W. Song has been elected to its partnership. Mr. Song's election breaks new ground for the firm's New York office, as Mr. Song is the first Asian American and first Korean American elected to Partnership at the same. Mr. Song has served as co-chair of the firm's New York Office's diversity committee and will be a partner in their litigation practice group. Mr. Song represents clients in complex commercial litigation and criminal matters in state and federal courts. Brian has particular experience in the areas of securities litigation and white collar crime, where he has represented clients in connection with investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Previously, Mr. Song served active duty in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps; Mr. Song then continued his military service as a Major in the Army Reserve. Brian advised the Chief Counsel, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and senior Army leadership on issues related to government contracting, military construction, military justice, and operational issues in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The New York Times Publishes Op-Ed by Austin So
On December 23, 2015, the New York Times published Austin K. So's op-ed on the absence of Asian-Americans in the dialogue on diversity. Responding to Sheen S. Levine's editorial, which was published on December 9, 2015, Mr. So cautions that excluding Asian-Americans from the dialogue "results in mainstream ignorance of important issues" - despite a long-standing presence in this country.
The Roanoke Times Publishes a NAPABA Op-Ed By NAPABA President Jin Y. Hwang
On November 25, 2015, the Roanoke Times published NAPABA President Jin Y. Hwang's article addressing Roanoke Mayor David Bowers' comments concerning Syrian refugees in light of the recent terror attacks in Paris. Ms. Hwang's article "Fear and intolerance don't make us safer," draws attention to Mayor Bowers' attempt to justify restricting assistance by reference to the alleged need to incarcerate Japanese Americans during World War II.
To view the article, click here.
The Economist Quotes Andrew T. Hahn
On October 3, 2015, the Economist quoted Andrew T. Hahn, a member of KALAGNY's Leadership Advisory Council, and a litigation and employment law partner at Duane Morris LLP in an article entitled "The model minority is losing patience". He briefly discusses his own empowerment through becoming a legal professional. The Economist quotes Mr. Hahn as saying: "I used to be a Twinkie, or maybe a banana—yellow outside, white inside—but once I hit the legal profession, I became a radical.” The article discusses the long-standing history of (and persisting) discrimination against Americans of Asian descent and immigrant communities in the United States.
To view the Economist article, click here.
KALAGNY's Board Member, Eve Guillergan, Selected to Co-Chair NAPABA's Solo and Small Firm Network
Congratulations to KALAGNY's board member, Eve Guillergan, who has been selected to serve as a Co-Chair to NAPABA's Solo and Small Firm Network for the 2015-2016 bar year. Ms. Guillergan will co-chair the Network with Sara Sakagami and Charles Jung. Ms. Guillergan has been a New York Immigration Lawyer since 1993. She concentrates her practice in the area of U.S. immigration and naturalization laws. She graduated from Rutgers School of Law in Newark, New Jersey, in 1992 and has been working in the immigration field since then.
Christina Nguyen Awarded the NAPABA Law Foundation scholarship at NAPABA's 2015 Convention: NAPABA Rising
On November 7, 2015, KALAGNY's own Christina Nguyen was awarded the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation's nationwide scholarship which is awarded to select law students who have demonstrated their resolve to benefiting and serving the Asian Pacific American community. Ms. Nguyen is a returning member of KALAGNY's Annual Gala Planning Committee, and a 3rd year law student at St. John's University School of Law.
50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
On August 6, 2015, we witnessed the passing of a landmark 50 years since the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Let's continue making strides, achieve equality and voice our concerns.
Citizenship for Adoptees: The Plight of Adopted Koreans in America
Adam is an adoptee from Korea, who is facing deportation, and his story is, unfortunately, not unique. We are in contact with our sister bar, The Korean American Bar Association of Washington, which is diligently working with Adam's attorney, Lori Walls, Esq., from the Washington Immigration Defense Group and a group of grassroots adoptee activists and allies to advocate on his behalf. As we learn more about Adam and his situation, and of others similarly situated, we will continue to update you at KALAGNY's newly formed Advocacy Alert Page.
To see a recent New York Times article about Adam, click here.
To sign petitions in support of Adam (#KeepAdamHome), click here and here.
To call your legislators to amend the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 to support all non-citizen adoptees like Adam to be granted U.S. Citizenship, click here.
In the meantime, we ask you to learn about Adam and others like him. If you wish to join KALAGNY's effort, please email us at email@example.com.
UPDATE: Adam's hearing has been postponed until July 12, 2016, nearly 6 months away. Adam will likely have great difficulty finding work without a green card, and every move he makes will be scrutinized and subject to cross-examination at any hearing. The Adoptee Defense Fund (ADF) is the one legal defense fund that has been established by the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), a 501(c)(3) organization, for Adam and adoptees similarly situated. Presently, the ADF is focused on supporting Adam's legal fees and mental health counseling. NAKASEC is administrative ADF without any fees, so 100% of contributions will go to supporting Adam. Any remaining ADF funds will be applied to the many, many other adoptees in situations similar to Adam's circumstances. To assist Adam individually, a Chase Quickpay account has been established for direct online donations to Adam's family. Additionally, checks can be written to Adam and sent to his family. For more information on how to provide funds, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amici Legal Podcast Series Launched
The New York State Unified Court System launched the “Amici” podcast. A series created to share with the legal community and the public at large information about the courts, the legal profession and the criminal justice system.
Podcasts currently available include an interview with William Leahy, Director of the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services, and a conversation regarding the Uniform Bar Exam with Diane Bosse, Chair of the New York State Board of Law Examiners. Both the audio and written transcript of each podcast are available.
Attorneys Involved in Judicial Election Campaigns
Please click here for a notice from the Judicial Campaign Ethics Center regarding mandatory training to all attorneys involved in judicial election campaigns and all judicial candidates. Please click here for the 2014 Judicial Campaign Ethics Handbook.
NYC Bar Office for Diversity and Inclusion: Call for Speakers/Faculty
The New York City Bar seeks recommendations for potential speakers and faculty members for its annual programming (e.g. Committee programs, CLE, etc.) We encourage you to share this form with your colleagues who may be interested in speaking at future events.
The form can be found at the following link: http://bit.ly/1arrXuz (or for those who have trouble accessing the online form, you can submit the attached PDF to Clare Plunkett at email@example.com.)
Once you have completed the form, please submit a CV/bio to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Call for Speakers."
Questions can be directed to Clare Plunkett at email@example.com.
Pilot Project in the Commercial Division, NY County - Request for Candidates to Serve as Special Masters
Please click here to see a letter from Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti seeking experienced commercial litigators who are no longer practicing to serve as Voluntary Special Masters for this new program.
KALAGNY Co-Sponsors Ms. JD Event: Superwomen JDs - Friday, February 19, 2016
KALAGNY is joining forces with Ms. JD to present their 8th Annual Conference on Women in the Law. The event will be held at NYU School of Law, located at 40 Washington Square South, New York, New York 10012 from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM.
For more information, please click here.
To sign up, please click here.
KALAGNY to Co-Sponsor AALDEF's Asian American Exit Poll Event - Tuesday, November 8, 2016
KALAGNY and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
("AALDEF"), a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans, and other sponsors, will take part in an exit poll for the 2016 Presidential Election. The Presidential Election is a very important election, and the first without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act in 50 years. Join KALAGNY and AALDEF to take part in this historic event!
For more information, please click here and here.
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Potential Expansion of Mandatory E-Filing in Kings County
Effective March 1, 2016, new tort actions and proceedings may be subject to mandatory e-filing. The period for public comment closed on February 6, 2016.
For more information, please click here and here.
The Korea Society
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