General Announcements

June 19, 2015

Thank You for Supporting and Attending
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 Ambasssador Oh Joon and Jean Lee and thank each of our sponsors, members, friends and guests. 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. 

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

**Important NAPABA Announcement**

*KALAGNY is an affiliate of NAPABA.

1. Membership Information and Changes** - ACT NOW.

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 1, 2015. (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:

NAAAP-NY's Talk Tuesday - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Please join us on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, for NAAAP-NY's Talk Tuesday focusing on the legal industry.  NAAAP-NY's Talk Tuesdays are a series of networking events between NAAAP-NY and strategic partners, including Employee Relations Groups (ERG) of local New York firms, held quarterly with industry specific focus. This is a great opportunity for members to participate in a “fireside chat” with leading mentors and management in each industry area.

Join this opportunity with representatives from AABANY, KALAGNY, SABANY and AALDEF to discuss current legal topics, mentorship, law firm life, and more.  Panelists for the evening are:

Bridgette Ahn, panelist rep from KALAGNY

Will Wang, panelist rep from AABANY

Song Kim, panelist rep from AALDEF

Rippi Gill, panelist rep from SABANY

Tickets for members are available here. Tickets are free with discount code: KALAGNY

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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 Fellowship opportunity, click here. For 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

Congratulations to Austin So, Recipient of Two Distinguished Awards

*photo by Corky Lee

KALAGNY extends its congratulations to Austin So, Division General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Heraeus Incorporated, on receiving two distinguished awards: Diverse Attorney of the Year award at The Legal Intelligencer gala on June 18, and the Corporate Leadership Award at the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA-NJ) gala on June 30. Mr. So is a past boardmember of KALAGNY and was a panelist at KALAGNY's In-House Counsel Committee's panel event in March 2015. Learn more about him here. For more information on where to purchase tickets for the APALA-NJ 30th Anniversary Gala, click here.

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 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


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

Cho, Kang Nam: First Kiss in New York Art Exhibition - May 20 to June 21, 2015

2015 International Franchise Expo - June 18-20, 2015

For more information, click here.

Trade, Development, and the Law Seminar - June 23, 2015

The Permanent Mission to the United Nations of Korea is co-hosting a seminar entitled "Trade, Development, and the Law." For the seminar invitation, please click here. For the seminar's concept note, click here. To RSVP by June 22, 2015, click here.

2015 CBMC New York Dinner & Conference - June 26-27, 2015

For more information, click here.

KACF 2015 Golf Classic - June 29, 2015

Download the Registration Form. For online registration, please click here.

2015 CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship - Application Deadline is June 30, 2015

For full details, application form, and to view past winning projects, please visit

Kings of Ktown - July 2, 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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