General Announcements

April 28, 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.

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

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

NYAWC & KALAGNY's Women's Committee & Immigration Committee Event - May 14, 2015

In celebration of APA History Month, KALAGNY's Women’s Committee and Immigration Committee and AABANY’s Women’s Committee invite you to a Meet and Greet with the New York Asian Women’s Center.   We invite you to meet the New York Asian Women’s Center (NYAWC) and learn of its important work, the history of how they started and how we can continue to make a difference. NYAWC is the largest Asian American focused domestic violence agency in the country, a premier human trafficking serving organization, and a national demonstration project that provides model services to survivors of sexual assault.

Speakers:    Hon. Doris Ling-Cohan, one of NYAWC’s founding members

                    Yasmeen Hamza, Director of Client Services, NYAWC
                    Yanfei Shen, Legal Services Manager, NYAWC
                    Carrey Wong, Assistant Director of Client Services, NYAWC

When:         Thursday, May 14, 2015 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Where:         New York Asian Women’s Center, 32 Broadway, 10th Floor, New York, NY

For more information about the Meet and Greet, including speakers and other details, click here. To RSVP, click 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.

AALDEF Seeking Volunteers for DACA/DAPA Training - April 30, 2015

A significant number of Asian immigrants are among an estimated 300,000 additional undocumented individuals who may benefit from an expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Although applications were to be accepted beginning on February 18, 2015, a Texas federal court has temporarily halted the President's executive immigration actions, including the expanded DACA program and a new deferred action initiative, known as DAPA, for parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. The Justice Department has appealed this ruling to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

DACA offers temporary relief from the threat of deportation to young people and allows them to obtain employment authorization. Last November, the Obama administration announced the expansion of DACA and the creation of a new DAPA  program, which was expected to begin in May 2015. For many such individuals, this will be the first opportunity to legally work and live in this country.

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is seeking pro bono counsel to represent eligible people who qualify under these deferred action programs. No prior legal experience with DACA is required, but pro bono counsel will be required to attend a training prior to taking a case. Any cases handled pursuant to this training would also support the work of RAISE, a pan-Asian undocumented youth-led group affiliated with AALDEF.

We are applying for CLE credit for this program.

If you are interested in taking a DACA/DAPA case through AALDEF, please join us for the training on:

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:30pm
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

200 Liberty Street, Conference Room 40-F, New York, NY 10281
To register for the training, please email AALDEF at:

Light dinner will be provided.

Co-sponsored by:
Cadwalader’s Asian Pacific American Attorney Resource Group; Cadwalader’s Black & Latino Association; Asian American Bar Association of New York; Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York; Muslim Bar Association of New York; South Asian Bar Association of New York


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!

Council of Korean Americans' Statement on Japan Prime Minister Abe's US Visit

To read the press release about his upcoming address to Congress on April 29, 2015, click 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 about 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

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:



CLE at Lincoln Center on Global Cultural Exchange - May 6, 2015

Don’t miss your opportunity to join Lincoln Center's legal team and a group of expert panelists while they discuss topics including:

Putting America’s Best Foot Forward:
Negotiating and Drafting Deals for Global Cultural Exchange
(1.5 Professional Practice CLE credits)

Doing Good Globally:
Lawyers as Pro Bono Providers and Trustees to Global Nonprofits
(1.5 Ethics CLE credits)

Stay for an evening of cocktails, networking, and a performance of Shakespeare’s 
The Winter’s Tale presented at Juilliard’s McClelland Drama Theater.  

This event is likely to sell out. Please register soon.

Discounted registration for the CLE program is available for attorneys in public service and those seeking employment. Contact for more information.

This program is not a transitional program and does not qualify for newly admitted attorneys.

For more information, click here.

Chasing the Money: A Case Study and Discussion about Finding and Recovering Hidden Assets - May 14, 2015

For more information about this CLE, click here.

Meet the Justices of the Appellate Division First Department + CLE - June 1, 2015

This event and CLE is being co-sponsored by KALAGNY. For more information, click here.


Free Online E-Filing Training for NYSCEF - April 30, May 28, June 11, 2015

The training is offered by the New York State Unified Court System’s E-Filing Resource Center. Learn how to E-File documents from your office or personal computer.  Pre-registration is required at   

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.

Other Announcements

The Evolving City Council Program - April 28, 2015

For more information, click here.

In Your Neighborhood: The Insidiousness of Sex Trafficking - April 28, 2015

For the event flyer, click here. To register, 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.

Asian Heritage Night in Queens - May 5, 2015

For more information, click here.

MinKwon Center Spring Reception - May 6, 2015

For more information, click here.

Asian Republican Coalition Roundtable- May 8, 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

View the seminar flyer here. 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.

KCCD / AAPI 8th National Lighting the Community Summit - May 18-20, 2015

For more information, click here.

Brooklyn District Attorney's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration - May 20, 2015

For more information, click here.

OAS-Kookmin University Scholarship Program - Application Deadline May 21, 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.

27th Annual Conference of National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts - June 10-13, 2015

For the event flyer, click here. To register, 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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