General Announcements

March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

KALAGNY 2015 Elections and General Membership Meeting - March 26, 2015


For more information about our 2015 Elections, click here.

KALAGNY will host a reception for our General Membership Meeting and Elections on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7pm - 9pm, for all our members and friends at the newly re-opened Cosmos Manhattan, located at 20 West 36th Street, NYC (Btwn 5th and 6th Avenues). 

For Elections, all Ballot Forms must be submitted in person from 7pm - 8pm during our General Membership Meeting.  Ballot Form will be made available by March 12, 2015 on KALAGNY's website and will be emailed to all eligible voters.  If you plan on joining us, please RSVP by clicking here.  Wine and light food will be provided. Cosmos will generously offer a 20% discount on purchases made during this reception (exclusions may apply).  Cosmos will also host a raffle with winner(s) drawn from collected business cards. 

We have just received confirmation that The Macallan will also sponsor this event by providing its world famous Single Malt Scotch Whisky for tasting.

So bring your business cards and your networking game as this is KALAGNY's 3rd most attended event in the year!


Additionally, on January 12, 2015, KALAGNY's Board voted to present the Proposed Amended By-Laws to our 
membership for adoption. If you are a dues-paid member, you will be eligible to vote on this adoption.   
The link provides current By-Laws as well as the proposed By-Laws.  Please review and cast your vote  
on March 26, 2015 during our General Membership Meeting & Elections. Thank you.

KALAGNY's Pre-Gala Happy Hour
Wednesday, April 8, 2015


KALAGNY's Gala Committee is pleased to host a pre-gala happy hour

for our members and friends on April 8, 2014, 6 - 8 p.m.
Juga Lounge, at 8 West 36th Street, NYC. The
event will feature happy hour drink specials, complimentary
appetizers and chances to be a raffle winner of an individual
ticket to the Gala! Complimentary drink vouchers are
available for the first 25 dues-paying members who RSVP. Click here to RSVP.


KALAGNY's 29th Anniversary Gala
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - Early Bird Pricing Ends 3/31


KALAGNY's 29th Anniversary Gala 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.
Early Bird pricing ends March 31, 2015.

KALAGNY's FREE Claritas Investment Certificate Program Promotion

For more information or to apply, 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.


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.

MacKay Shields LLC - 2015 Summer Internship Program (1L & 2L)

Click here to view the MacKay Shields LLC internship application information.

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

Click here to view Prudential's job postings.

In The News!

KALAGNY VP Eun Chong (EJ) Thorsen Appointed to NYS Committee on 
Character and Fitness

EJ Thorsen was recently appointed by the Honorable Randall T. Eng, Presiding Justice of the 
New York State Appellate Division, Second Department, as a member of the Committee on

Character and Fitness for the Second, Tenth, Eleventh and Thirteenth Judicial Districts. 

EJ is a KALAGNY Vice President and co-Chair of KALAGNY's 2015 Gala. 

KALAGNY Governor Eve Cho Guillergan Appointed as NYC Council Speaker's   
to the Queens Library Board of Trustees

Eve Guillergan was recently appointed as the NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito's   
Representative to the Queens Library Board of Trustees. 
Eve serves on KALAGNY's  
Board of Governors, as Chair of the Immigration Law Committee and served a past chair of KALAGNY's Gala.   

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.

Faith-based Experiences in Law?

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In preparation for a presentation on Religious Diversity at the National Association for Law Placement, Inc.'s (NALP) Conference in April, NALP is reaching out to law student groups and bar associations for feedback regarding faith based experiences with law schools and legal employers.  To fill out this anonymous survey, 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:


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.

Brazil-Korea Relationship: Collection of Essays on Development and
Investment Opportunities in Brazil

Please click here for a recent publication primarily dedicated to Korean companies either already investing in Brazil  or willing to invest in Brazil (Korean, Portugese and English versions included). 

Business Opportunities

State Farm Neighborhood Assist

Do you have an idea that would make your neighborhood a better place?  Here’s your chance to make a difference!

State Farm Neighborhood Assist® is giving out 40 $25,000 grants to help fund 40 causes across the country. This is a great opportunity to get involved and help those around us. Beginning March 9 through March 29, you can submit a philanthropic cause for a chance to win one of this year’s grants.

Here are a few examples of what these grants can do.  Last year, volunteer Debbie Clark and the Hinton Area Elementary School provided weekend meals for students to help meet their nutritional needs and succeed more in school – see their story here.  And Roger Ebnet brought his community of Benson, MN together by improving their local baseball and softball field. – see his story here

You are encouraged to submit your cause today! It’s an easy online submission that can be completed in a few minutes. When the submission period closes on March 23, the State Farm Youth Advisory Board will review all entries and identify the top 200 based on a scoring rubric. The top 200 causes will then be announced on the free Facebook app you and others can also use to vote for your favorite causes. The 40 causes that receive the most votes will each receive a $25,000 grant!

Miller Brewing - Tap the Future

Tap the Future.  It’s time to enter!  And time to encourage the entrepreneurs and small-businesses that have a great product, service or idea to enter this very special competition sponsored by MillerLite. Businesses are built on dreams, and we want to celebrate the people chasing theirs. That’s why Miller Lite is convening Tap the Future: a competition that lets entrepreneurs pitch for a chance to earn more than $200K to fund their business. In the process, the company offers business seminars, live pitch opportunities, access to business moguls like Daymond John from ABC’s “Shark Tank” and more.

Miller Lite Tap the Future is back and they are looking for original business ideas and passionate business owners. This year, in addition to business teams, MillerLite is also accepting “solopreneurs” to the program. Participants will have the opportunity to pitch their business live in front of Daymond John from ABC’s Shark Tank and compete for the grand prize of over $200K.

Interested? Applications are being accepted now until Friday, April 10, 2015. Good luck! 

R/GA's Accelerator Program - Applications for the Third Class

R/GA, the company for the connected age, has announced the 10 startups chosen for the second R/GA Accelerator class, powered by Techstars. The 10 companies reflect the fast growing realm of the Internet of Things that is powering connected devices - from homes and cars to warehouses and aircraft. The accelerator will lead the companies through a rigorous program that taps into R/GA's best-in-class expertise in business and brand consulting, product and services innovation, and marketing and communications. The program is built on Techstars' proven methodology and also provides access to mentors from R/GA's global network of clients. The program aims to serve the growing list of startups in the "Internet of Things" space that are developing connected mobile apps, hardware, products, and services. An on-site, R/GA-dedicated services team as well as program mentors will provide design, innovation, development, business, brand, and marketing consulting for the companies.

At the end of the program, all 10 companies will present to investors, media, select R/GA clients, and industry leaders, at an invite-only Demo Day in NYC. Each accepted team is eligible to receive up to $120,000 in funding from R/GA and Techstars.

For more information, click here.

Other Announcements

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

Call for programs for the 2015 NAPABA Convention will open on Monday, February 23 and
will close on Tuesday, March 31. NAPABA is welcoming program submissions on topics

that celebrate the diversity and unity of NAPABA and will provide practical solutions and

advice for attendees' future development. Submission guidelines and requirements will be

posted on the NAPABA website.

KALCA's 2015 Gala - March 20, 2015

For more information, click here.

Leading the Pack: Diverse Leaders in Law Firm and Corporate Management Roles  - March 24, 2015

Sponsored by the New York City Bar's Committee on Minorities in the Profession. For more information, click here.

Hofstra Law Summer Interns Interview Nights - March 31, 2015 and April 1, 2015

For more information, click here. For employer registration to participate, click here

2015 David A. Garfinkel Essay Scholarship - Application Deadline is April 1, 2015

The Historical Society of the New York Courts is accepting applications from all CUNY & SUNY Community College students Fall 2014 & Spring 2015. For more information and to apply, click here.

PALS Panel: Careers in Compliance - April 2, 2015

For more information and to register, click here.

OATH 2015 Summer Internship - Application Deadline is April 3, 2015

For more information and to apply, click here.

Fordham APALSA Annual Spring Dinner - April 9, 2015

For more information, click here.

The Evolving City Council Program - April 28, 2015

For more information, click here.

KAS 2015 Gala - May 5, 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.

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.

Save the Date for KAYF's 2015 Gala - May 28, 2015

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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