November 13, 201

 KALAGNY'S Upcoming Events 

  • 'Suits and Suds' Happy Hour for KCS Suit Drive (November 15)
  •  Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner (November 20)
  • CLE: Building a Taller Flushing- Zoning, Air Rights & Development (Dec. 6)    
  • Ethics CLE: Most Common Disciplinary Errors Made by Lawyers (Dec. 18)

 In the News

  • Paul Yoon Elected to Fort Lee, NJ Borough Council

 Other Announcements / Community Events 

  • Vision Care USA's 2nd Annual Eye Camp (November 18)

  • Pro Bono Opportunity KAFSC Seeks Attorneys to Provide Pro Bono Services (ongoing)

  • Community Events MinKwon Center Gala (Nov. 16);  KCS Gala (Nov. 17)   
  • Featured Job Listings:

    NYIC Immigration Law and Policy Fellow
    >  In-House IP Counsel at Korean Biosimilar Company
    ABA Taxation Section's Public Service Fellowship (Deadline: Nov. 17)
    >  Queens YWCA Associate Director of Programs       


"Suits and Suds" Happy Hour for KCS Suit Drive - Nov. 15!
Event chair: Joe Gim
 KALAGNY is joining in a suit drive for The Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York (KCS), a 501(c)(3) organization supporting Korean immigrants, to support their job training program for low income immigrant community members.  As part of this initiative, Robbie & Co., a premier suit shop located at 147 West 35th Street (Manhattan), will host a happy hour on November 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on their second floor lounge for KALAGNY to benefit KCS.  
Bring your used men's OR women's suits to the happy hour to donate to KCS and get a discount for a new suit from Robbie & Co.'s fall/winter collection! Enjoy snacks and beer or partake in a game of pool or darts as we gather to benefit needy immigrant families in the New York area. 

Please remember to RSVP for this event!

KALAGNY's 2nd Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner (Korean Style)
, Monday, November 20!
Event chairs: Jay Min and Brian Yarzab

Celebrate Pre-Thanksgiving with your KALAGNY family, our Law School Outreach Committee and APALSA on Monday, November 20 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm at NYU Law School's Vanderbilt Hall, located at 40 Washington Square South, NYC.  Special thanks to NYU Law for its assistance.

We promise you won't have to bring a casserole or sit at the kiddie table (unless you want to).  Just come by and treat yourself to one last stress-free meal before the start of the holiday season.  


Space is limited at the Dinner, so please RSVP here to receive a confirmation of your registration.  Attorneys, law students and members of the community are encouraged to attend.  Priority will be given to KALAGNY members, who are welcome to bring guests and family.  We'll see you there!


"Building a Taller Flushing: Zoning, Air Rights & Development" - CLE Networking Event, Dec. 6, 2017 (NY credit: 1 prof. practice)

KALAGNY is co-sponsoring the AABANY Real Estate and Solo and Small Firm Committees' CLE networking event entitled, "Building A Taller Flushing: Zoning, Air Rights and Development."  

The event will take place at the YMCA of Greater New York - Flushing (138-46 Northern Blvd. in Flushing) on December 6 at 6:00 p.m.  The speakers on this timely and consequential topic will be Christina Ying, Esq., Herrick Feinstein LLP; Gary Hoeni, Chase; George Xu, Century Development Group; Brian Strout, City Center Real Estate, Inc.; and Margaret T. Ling, Esq., MacGregor Abstract.

More details and a registration link can be found by clicking here.  You can also RSVP and register by contacting Margaret Ling at

"Most Common Disciplinary Errors Made by Lawyers in 2016"
, Dec. 18, 2017 (NY credit: 2 ethics)

Event chair: Maria Park, Deputy Bureau Chief,
Kings County District Attorney's Office

On December 18 from 6 pm to 8 pm,
KALAGNY will present a CLE course entitled "Most Common Disciplinary Errors Made by Lawyers in 2016" at the offices of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz aat 51 West 52nd Street in Manhattan.   The program will give a brief overview of the disciplinary process, review the rules that govern attorneys in their professional capacity and discuss numerous 2016 cases where attorneys were disciplined for their misconduct

The speaker will be Jun H. Lee, Principal Staff Attorney with the Attorney Grievance Committee, First Judicial Department. 

RSVP is mandatory for this program. 
click here to RSVP.



Paul Yoon Elected to Fort Lee Borough Council

KALAGNY proudly congratulates our member, Paul K. Yoon, on becoming the second Korean American elected to serve as a Councilman for Fort Lee, New Jersey.  Paul ran a very successful Democratic campaign and was elected with the support of both Fort Lee's Mayor and its Council.   According to published reports, Paul's victory was decisive; he received the most votes in the Borough of Fort Lee for any candidate in the 2017 election cycle.

Paul is a Partner at Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader and an experienced trial attorney in the areas of commercial litigation and criminal defense. Paul also serves as a member of the Fort Lee Zoning Board and as President of the Korean American Association of Fort Lee.

Congratulations, Paul!  We look forward to your achievements on the Council.


Vision Care USA - 2nd Annual Local Eye Camp - Nov. 18

KALAGNY is a Volunteer Sponsor for Vision Care USA's 2nd Annual Local Eye Camp community event On Saturday, Nov. 18, in Flushing, where 100+ people in the local community will be given free eye exams.  Vision Care USA will also arrange for up to 10 individuals who require cataract surgery but are uninsured and facing financial difficulties to receive the surgery free of charge.  


KALAGNY and Vision Care USA are still seeking volunteers for the 2nd Annual Eye Camp event.  Volunteers would give their time on November 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., beginning with a brief training and then assisting with the days events.  Volunteers may be asked to help with set up, greet patients, help with registration, lead eye screenings, escort patients to examination rooms, keep patient files and maintain the order of patient exams.

A light breakfast and lunch will be served and each volunteer will receive a Vision Care t-shirt to take home.   For for details on becoming a 2nd Annual Eye Camp volunteer, please email with the subject line "Vision Care Eye Camp."

To learn more about the Vision Care's Eye Camps and its other work around the world, please visit


KAFSC Seeks Pro Bono Attorneys for Monthly Legal Clinics

The Korean American Family Services Center urgently seeks pro bono and "low bono" attorneys - with a strong preference for Korean/English bilingual attorneys - to provide advice at their Monthly Legal Clinics, which focus on advising domestic violence and sexual abuse survivors of their legal rights and options.  For more information or to express your interest in volunteering, please send your query or brief statement of interest to Christine Joo, Counselor at  You can also find more information on KAFSC's legal services by clicking here.

Community Events

Please be sure to check out the calendar on KALAGNY's homepage for a listing of upcoming community events, including the following events being held next week by our friends at MinKwon and KCS:





NYIC Seeks Immigration Law and Policy Fellow  


The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State representing diverse immigrant communities.  With the support of KALAGNY, the NYIC has created a position for an Immigration Law and Policy Fellow.  The Fellow will work closely with NYIC's policy and advocacy staff to convene nonprofit organizations serving Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) clients to discuss collaboration and the needs of their communities, analyze trends in immigration policy for their impact on AAPI communities, and collaborate with partner organizations to support Know Your Rights sessions for community members.  The Fellow will also participate in occasional KALAGNY events and update KALAGNY on their work and their findings.


Qualifications:  Applicants should be recent law graduates with an interest in immigration, immigrant rights, and/or public policy (note that while the Fellow might assist with an amicus brief, this position will not involve legal services or law practice).  Some experience working with AAPI communities, on immigration law, and/or public policy advocacy is a strong asset, as is knowledge of Korean, Chinese, or another language spoken in AAPI communities.  In addition, the ideal candidate would possess excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment and, of course, a commitment to social justice.


To Apply: Please send a cover letter explaining why this position interests you and why you are the ideal candidate, along with your resume and a brief writing sample to with the subject line: Legal Fellow. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; early applications are encouraged. No phone calls will be accepted about this position.

Korean Biosimilar Company Seeks In-House IP counsel 

A fast-growing biosimilar company in Korea is looking to hire an intermediate- to entry-level IP lawyer with a bio background who will manage internal and regulatory investigations and proactively analyze IP risks and consult with and advise various business personnel on disputes, litigations, compliance issues, risk management, and a variety of contract matters.

The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree (or significant related coursework) in chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, immunology or a related discipline preferredat least 1 to 3 years of relevant ligitation experience; native-level fluency in English; proficiency in reading, writing and speaking Korean; and the ability to travel internationally.  The full list of qualifications and contact information for interested candidates can be found in the full listing in our job postings, which members can access here.

ABA Taxation Section's Public Service Fellowship: 
Due November 17, 2017!

The Taxation Section of the ABA awards up to two Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellowships annually to recent law school graduates or judicial clerks working in public interest tax law with a public interest or non-profit organization or a government entity.  Applicants must identify and secure a position with a qualified sponsoring organization before applying for the Fellowship, which provides a grant covering salary, payroll taxes and certain benefits up to approximately $67,500 per year. 

Click here for more information and to download the application form.

YWCA of Queens Associate Director of Programs (non-legal position)

The YWCA of Queens seeks an Associate Director of Programs to join its Executive team.  The Associate Director of Programs will be responsible for the programmatic success of the YWCA of Queens by ensuring seamless team management and development, program delivery, and quality control and evaluation. In this newly established role, the Associate Director of Programs will directly manage four program management level staff, who are responsible for 12 programmatic contracts overall.

The ideal candidate will possess at least a B.A. degree, although an M.A. is preferred; at least 10 years of experience in running social service, education or other non profit type programs with three of those years in a team management role and strong project management skillsOther qualifications and details of the job description can be found in the full listing in our job postings, which members can access here.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to


KALAGNY members can view all of our other current job postings by logging in on our website or by clicking




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