General Announcements

May 11, 2015

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

Registration closing soon!

Deadline to submit Journal Ad is Friday, May 15!


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. 

KALAGNY @ Long Island:  Happy Hour, May 12, 2015

KALAGNY is  pleased to host a spring happy hour in Long Island at Chi Lounge of Westbury (103 Post Avenue, Westbury) conveniently located next to the Westbury LIRR Station. If you live, work or just want to visit Long Island, join us.  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.

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!

KALAGNY's VP Eun Chong (EJ) Thorsen Appointed to Chief Judge Lippman's Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline

EJ was recently appointed by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to his new Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline. Chaired by Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti and made up of leaders from New York's bench and bar, the Commission will, among other things, conduct a comprehensive review of the state's attorney discipline system.  Click here to see the official press release and membership roster of the Commission.  EJ is a KALAGNY Vice President and co-Chair of KALAGNY's 2015 Gala.

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 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

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:


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 - 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

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.

KAFSC's 2015 Gala - May 15, 2015

For more information, click here.

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

For more information, click here.

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

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.

KAYF's 2015 Gala - May 28, 2015

3rd Annual Queens Mukjagolmok Multicultural Festival - May 30, 2015

8am to 7pm on 41st Avenue between 149th Street and 149th Place.  For the event flyer in the Korean language, click here.

"Doing Business in Cuba: What You Really Need to Know" Panel - June 1, 2015

For more information, click here.

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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