General Announcements

July 9, 2015

KALAGNY's Annual Picnic - Saturday, August 1, 2015

KALAGNY will hold its annual picnic for our members, friends, and family on Saturday, August 1, 2015 starting at 12 p.m. in Central Park at a location TBD.

Please come and enjoy the day with us.  We invite KALAGNY’s members, hard working lawyers, recent bar takers, and participants of our mentorship program to attend. We also encourage mentors and mentees to reach out to your respective groups and make every effort to attend.

KALAGNY will be providing blankets, games, and food and beverages, but you may bring your own food and drinks as well as any lawn chairs, etc.

Please RSVP here by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015.

Ambassador Oh Joon's Keynote Speech at 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 thank our honorees, Ambassador Oh Joon and Jean Lee, and 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.


Important NAPABA Announcement - become a voting member of NAPABA TODAY

Deadline Extended to July 22, 2015

*KALAGNY is an affiliate of NAPABA.

1. Membership Information and Changes** - ACT NOW - Deadline extended to July 22, 2015 to become eligible to vote in NAPABA's 2015 election.

Effective June 15, 2015, each Affiliate and National Associate member must activate his/her NAPABA membership in order to take advantage of NAPABA membership benefits, including event registration discounts and voting in officer elections. Members may activate their membership at any time but in order to vote in the election of NAPABA Officers for the 2015-2016 bar year, they must activate their membership on or before July 22, 2015 (extended from July 1). (NOTE: Students and non-lawyer members are not eligible to vote. National Associate members are not eligible to vote by virtue of their National Associate membership status but may be otherwise eligible through direct membership or Affiliate membership.) Of course, all NAPABA direct members will be eligible to vote in the elections.

More information:

**Dues paid KALAGNY members at any time may become direct members of NAPABA free of membership charge.  Click here to receive the complimentary code and activate your NAPABA membership today. 

2. Call for Nominations | 2015 - 2016 NAPABA Board of Governors

Deadline: Monday, July 13 at 11:59 PDT

More information:

NAPABA 2015 Convention - November 5-8, 2015 in New Orleans

*Registration is now open

Registration for the NAPABA Convention

·         Register here (Early bird deadline: 8/28/2015; Advance rate: 10/26/2015)

·         Hotel Reservations

·         Travel Discounts

Scholarship Applications (deadline July 31, 2015)

·         Apply here

Sponsorship Information

·         Click here for more information including the sponsorship brochure

·         Current list of sponsors

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)

Flushing @ 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.

NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) Internship/Externship/Fellowship Opportunities

The New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) is seeking to host rising second and third year law student interns, as well as  post-graduate fellows, for the 2015 Fall Semester.  Selected candidates will be exposed to a variety of tasks in administrative and municipal law, such as observing administrative proceedings and working with administrative law judges, drafting decisions and proposed rule changes, researching and writing legal memoranda, and assisting in civil court proceedings.

Candidates selected will have the opportunity to work in the nation’s largest administrative tribunal, gaining exposure to some of New York City’s many important regulatory agencies.  This learning experience will immerse candidates in city life, exposing them to the inner-workings of New York City government.

For a Fellowship opportunity, click here. For an Internship opportunity, click here.

Please direct all inquiries to

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

Click here to view Prudential's job postings.

In The News

Bleakley Platt Welcomes New Partner Michael G. Lewis

KALAGNY congratulates Michael Lewis, former Chief Legal Officer at LUKOIL North America and KALAGNY's 2013 Gala Keynote Honoree, as he joins Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP as a Partner.  Please click here for the press release

If you have news to share, please email:

Advocacy Alert

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 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


*new - Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline - Call for Testimony at Public Hearings

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman created the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline to conduct a comprehensive review of the state’s attorney disciplinary system to determine what is working well and what can work better, and offer recommendations to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of New York’s attorney discipline process. In connection with its responsibility, the Commission will hold three public hearings to receive the views of interested individuals, organizations and entities.

The hearings will take place as follows:

  • July 28, 2015 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., New York State Court of Appeals, 20 Eagle Street, Albany, N.Y. 12207
  • Aug. 4, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Erie County Ceremonial Courtroom, 92 Franklin Street, Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
  • Aug. 11, 2015 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., New York County Lawyers' Association, 14 Vesey Street, New York, 10007

Among the issues under consideration by the Commission are whether New York’s departmental-based system leads to regional disparities in the implementation of discipline; if conversion to a statewide system is desirable; the point at which disciplinary charges or findings should be publicly revealed; and how to achieve dispositions more quickly in an effort to provide much-needed closure to both clients and attorneys.

The Commission will consider both oral testimony and written submissions. All testimony is by invitation only. If you are interested in being invited to testify at the hearing, please visit: for more information and updates.

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 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

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.

Other Announcements

You Reimagined: Big Firm to Small - It's All About You! - July 14, 2015

For more information and 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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