General Announcements


April 13, 2015

KALAGNY's 29th Anniversary Gala
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 -


KALAGNY's 29th Anniversary Gala --- "Making Waves" --- will take place on Wednesday, June 10, 2015  at Capitale in the Bowery. To learn more about our Gala, including ticket and sponsorship information, click here.

Keynote Honoree


Ambassador and Permanent Representative,

Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea

to the United Nations

Trailblazer Award


Vice President and Assistant General Counsel,

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Learn more about our Gala here. 

Citizenship for Adoptees:
The Plight of Adopted Koreans in America

KALAGNY recently learned of Adam Crapser and his story. 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 Groupand 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 re Adam, click here.

To sign the petition in support of Adam (#KeepAdamHome), click 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

Doctors, Lawyers and Good Wine, 
To Benefit "Walk for Mom" Breast Cancer Campaign:
May 6, 2015, 6:30pm - 9pm




KALAGNY and Holy Name Medical Center of Teaneck, NJ will co-host a wine tasting event on May 6, 2015, 6:30-9pm at the Kim & Bae Building, 2160 North Central Road, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. Join doctors and lawyers for an evening of networking and wine tasting, all to benefit  Breast Cancer Awareness. Sommeliers will provide their expertise on a variety of wines. Light dinner will be provided.

Admission is $50.00 per person. KALAGNY will subsidize $25.00 for the first 20 KALAGNY dues-paid members who RSVP.  All RSVPs are due by May 4, 2015. Space is limited. First come, first served. To RSVP, click here.

All net proceeds will benefit Holy Name Medical Center's "Walk for Mom" Breast Cancer Campaign.



KALAGNY @ Long Island:  Happy Hour, May 12, 2015 (not May 6th)


KALAGNY is  pleased to host a spring happy hour in Long Island. If you live, work or just want to visit Long Island, join us. Details will be provided to those who RSVP.  To RSVP, click hereView photos from our previous Long Island happy hour here

KALAGNY Monthly Pro Bono Clinic

Our monthly pro bono clinics are held in Manhattan and Flushing on the First Tuesday of
every month, 7-9pm.  Please spread the word to your family, friends and neighbors in need of legal counsel.

Manhattan @ Korean American Association of Greater New York ("KAAGNY")
149 West 24th Street, 6th Floor, NYC (between 6th and 7th Avenues) (map)

@ Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York ("KCS")

35-56 159th Street, Flushing (map).
The KCS office is located a couple blocks away from the LIRR's Broadway stop.

Pro Bono DACA Renewal Clinics

If you wish to volunteer, 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 Postings!

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.

If you are interested in a career with the City of New York, click here.

Applications Being Accepted for Judicial Vacancies

Prudential's Latest Open Legal and Compliance Positions in NJ, CT, TX

Click here to view Prudential's job postings.

In The News!

Congratulations to KALAGNY Board Member and 2015 Gala Co-Chair Sung Kim - It's a Baby Girl!

Sung and his wife Louise are proud new parents of their new baby girl Amelia! Louise and Amelia are doing well.

Federal Bar Council seeking Nominations for Thurgood Marshall Award for Exceptional Pro Bono Service

Click here for more information.

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 our 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: (or for those who have trouble accessing the online form, you can submit the attached PDF to Clare Plunkett at

Once you have completed the form, please submit a CV/bio to with the subject "Call for Speakers." Questions can be directed to Clare Plunkett at

SDNY seeking Applicants for Criminal Justice Act Panel
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York is seeking applicants for the
SDNY Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel. Applications are available on the court's website at Completed applications must be addressed to David Patton,
Executive Director of the Federal Defenders of New York, and submitted electronically by May 31, 2015
  to; no paper applications will be accepted. For more information, click here.

2nd Circuit Court of Appeals seeking Attorneys for Pro Bono Panel

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit is seeking attorneys for its pro bono panel.
Attorneys seeking to learn more about this opportunity may refer to the March 2nd
  and the Court's plan and application.

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.

If you have news to share, please email:


Announcing Court Interpreter Exam for Languages other than Spanish

The New York State Unified Court System provides interpreting services in over 100 languages to ensure that non-English speaking persons and those who are hearing impaired can clearly understand court proceedings. Individuals fluent in English and another language (other than Spanish) are encouraged to apply for the Written English Proficiency Exam for languages other than Spanish. Applications must be postmarked or received by Friday, April 24, 2015.

The exam is scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Visit our website to download an application and learn more about the exam.

Note: The exam for Spanish-language court interpreters will be offered in late 2015.


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.


Volunteer Opportunity with the Housing Court’s Navigator Program

The goal of the Court Navigator Program is to help litigants who are not represented by an attorney have a productive court experience by offering them non-legal support. The Court Navigator Program trains college and law students, as well as other approved volunteers to assist unrepresented litigants.

The training is FREE in exchange for 30 hours of volunteer service between April 22, 2015 and June 30, 2015, Monday-Friday, 9AM-1PM.

The training is scheduled for Friday, April 17, 2015 at New York County Housing Court.

To register for the training send an email with your resume attached to

Learn more about the Court Navigator Program Training.

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.

Other Announcements

NYSBA Diversity in the Judiciary Program - April 15, 2015

For more information, click here.

Association of Black Women Attorneys Luncheon - April 18, 2015

For more information, click here.

KAAQ One Day Plaza - April 18, 2015

For more information, click here.

AALDEF Baseball Outing - April 21, 2015

Mets v. Braves @ Citi Field - 7:10pm Game.

RSVP by Wednesday, April 15 to You may reserve up to 4 tickets per person, first come, first served. Tickets to be distributed at a later date prior to the game.

NYC Voter Advocacy Day - April 22, 2015

For more information, click here.

Korean Startups NYC - April 24, 2015

For more information, click here.

New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra Concert - April 26, 2015

For more information, click here.

The Evolving City Council Program - April 28, 2015

For more information, click here.

APALA-NJ Solo Small Firm Committee Seminar - April 29, 2015

For more information, click here.

APALA-NJ In House Counsel Networking Reception - April 30, 2015

For more information, contact or

KAS 2015 Gala - May 5, 2015

For more information, click here.

MinKwon Center Spring Reception - May 6, 2015

For more information, click here.

JALBCA's Annual Dinner - May 11, 2015

The Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert's Annual Dinner
will take place on May 11, 2015 at Cipriani Wall Street.
The dinner will honor the
Women Justices of New York's Appellate Divisions and Gregory K. Palm, 
Executive VP and General Counsel, Goldman Sachs. To sponsor or RSVP, click here.

NYSBA Starting a Solo Practice in NY Seminar - May 14, 2015

For more information, click here.

KCS 2015 Golf Tournament - May 14, 2015

For more information, click here.

Asian American Federation of NY 2015 Gala - May 14, 2015

For more information, click here.

KAFSC's 2015 Gala - May 15, 2015

For more information, click here.

KAYF's 2015 Gala - May 28, 2015

New York City Bar 2015 Diversity and Inclusion CLE on June 8, 2015 and Celebration Dinner on June 11, 2015

For more information, click here.

2015 US-Korea Law Day - July 25, 2015

For more information, click here.

Save the Date - NAPABA North East Regional Conference 2015 - October 2-4, 2015 in Boston, MA

The Korea Society

For additional information on The Korea Society, click here.





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