May 15, 2017

**Prepared by Bridgette Y. Ahn


Join KALAGNY at a Litigation Committee Meeting ("Soft Skills for Tough Litigators") - May 12, 2017

The meeting will occur at Yoon LLP, 11 E. 44th Street, Suite 500, New York, NY 10017, on May 12, 2017, starting at 6:30 PM.  Discussion to be led by Charles Yoon of Yoon LLP and J. John Kim of Pashman Stein Walder Hayden.  Please register here for the event.

What are "soft skills"? According to the Oxford Dictionary, soft skills are "personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people." But what does this mean in the context of litigation, an adversarial system? Is it possible to have soft skills and still be a zealous advocate? How can we use soft skills to effectively deal with our adversaries, colleagues, and clients? How can young attorneys develop the soft skills they need? This meeting will discuss these questions and more. 

Register to Attend KALAGNY's Annual Gala! - June 15, 2017

Register now for KALAGNY's 31st Anniversary Gala at Capitale in the Bowery.

June 15, 2017 | Cocktails 6:30 PM | Dinner 7:30 PM | Black Tie Optional

You may click here to view the official invitation and information about how to sponsor KALAGNY.  Click here to register for the event and to sponsor KALAGNY.  Updated information about the gala will be posted on our gala page here.

*We are pleased to announce this year's theme:  "Beacon in Hand: Leading the Way", and the evening's honorees. 


Keynote Honoree

Professor Thomas H. Lee, Leitner Family Professor of International Law & Director of Graduate and International Studies at Fordham University School of Law; Of Counsel at Hughes Hubbard and Reed LLP

Trailblazer Award

Honorable Judge Judy Kim, New York City Civil Court

Trailblazer Award

Michael Rhee, Esq., Vice President and General Counsel to the Durst Organization

>>>Please do not forget to register here.<<<

KALAGNY Sponsored Events

Join Us for a Movie Screening of "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail" - May 24, 2017

KALAGNY is proud to co-sponsor a screening of Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.  The movie tells the story of a small family-owned bank serving the Chinatown community, the only United States financial institution to be prosecuted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.  See the trailer here.  RSVP here.  

WHEN:    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

TIME:       Please arrive by 6:00 PM.  Screening will start at 6:20 PM.

WHERE:  IFC Center (323 6th Avenue)

WHAT:      Screening with Q&A immediately following the film, with the Sung family members.  Post-Q&A gathering to be announced at the screening.

There are limited seats, so please remember to RSVP and buy your tickets through KALAGNY.  Tickets are $15 each.  

Co-sponsors:  Asian American Bar Association of New York, Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York

Join KALAGNY at The Fourteen Anniversary of the Caren Aronowitz Unity In Diversity Program  - June 2, 2017  

Meet courthouse judges, staff, and other friends at a special celebration of The Unity in Diversity Program on June 2, 2017 from 12:15 PM to 2:15 PM in the Rotunda of the New York County Courthouse at 60 Centre Street.  No registration is required. The program is a social celebration in which attendees visit tables staffed by members of various Bar and Court Organizations, Unions and other members of the legal community to sample appetizers and desserts representative of our diverse customs and cultures.  If you wish to help volunteer at KALAGNY's table, please email

Test Your Wits at the Battle of the Bars 2017 - Pub Trivia - June 6, 2017

For the second time, 14 NYC Metro Bar Associations will duke it out in a spirited night of pub trivia, networking, and overall merriment.  We will start at 6 PM for networking, drinks, appetizers, and meeting our sponsors over premium prizes.  The pub trivia battle will start at 7 PM; prizes will go to the legal charity of choice to the top three lawyers' divisions.

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the The Australian, at 20 West 38th Street, New York, NY 10018.  EARLY BIRD price $25 until Friday 5/26! Full price $35 thereafter. See here for more info.

KALAGNY Officers

Bridgette Ahn, President
Eun Chong (EJ) Thorsen, Executive VP
Karen Kim, VP of Memberships
Iris Jun, Treasurer
Jay H. Min, Secretary

KALAGNY Governors

Dan Cho
Eve Cho Guillergan
Edward Lee
Gene Kang
J. John Kim
Yosef Lee
Chul Pak
Maria Park
Suyon Yi
Kenneth K. Yoon

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