Special Announcements

November 1, 2016

KALAGNY's Queens/Long Island Committee Invites You to Our Annual Dinner in Flushing (a Few Spots are Available!) - November 2, 2016

Please join us at our annual dinner in Flushing, Queens on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 7-9 pm at Shin Jung restaurant (160-13 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY).  The restaurant is located at the corner of 161st Street and Northern Boulevard, just a few blocks from the LIRR's Broadway stop. 

Dinner is free for paid members; $40 for non-members.  Space is extremely limited and limited to 40 guests, with priority given to dues-paid members.

Click here to RSVP. 

Attending NAPABA's Annual Convention?  Let us know!  Join KALAGNY for Friday Dinner at NAPABA's Annual Convention - November 4, 2016

Are you attending NAPABA's annual convention this year?  Come and have dinner with your KALAGNY friends on Friday evening!  Or just let us know that you attending so that we can stay in touch.  To sign up for the dinner or to let us know that you are going, click here.  Seats at the dinner are limited; your seat will be confirmed later this week.

KALAGNY's Prosecutor's Committee Gets Together - November 10, 2016

Are you a prosecutor?  Please make sure that you have signed up for KALAGNY's prosecutors' committee. Please e-mail Eric Lee, co-chair of the Prosecutors' Committee at otakueric@gmail.com, if you wish to attend the November 10, 2016 gathering.  Our board member Maria Park, and Eric Lee are co-chairs of the Prosecutors' Committee. 

KALAGNY's Litigation Committee Hosts a Mediation Workshop with NAM - November 17, 2016

The Litigation Committee is partnering with NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) to provide a free CLE seminar (1.5 NY credits) on alternative dispute resolution.    You will meet with and hear from NAM’s top three neutrals, Hon. Peter B. Skelos, Susan Hernandez, and Howard J. Kaplan.  NAM was voted the #1 ADR provider in the nation by The National Law Journal, as well as the #1 ADR provider by The New York Law Journal for the last 6 years.  See the event flyer here.

Date and Time:  November 17, 2016 at 7 pm

Location:  NAM’s offices at 122 East 42nd Street, Suite 803, New York, NY 10168

Register here.  Space is limited, so please register ASAP.

KALAGNY to Host a Seminar on Ethics - December 12, 2016

KALAGNY will present a CLE course entitled “Most Common Disciplinary Errors Made by Lawyers in 2015.”  The program will give a brief overview of the disciplinary process and discuss numerous 2015 cases where attorneys were disciplined for their misconducts.  During the discussion, rules that govern attorneys in their professional capacity will be reviewed including Part 1240 (Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters) and Part 603 (Conduct of Attorneys).  The program will be hosted by Rivkin Radler LLP at its New York Office, 477 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor.  CLE credits are pending.  The speaker will be Jun H. Lee, Principal Staff Attorney with the Attorney Grievance Committee, First Judicial Department.

Jun H. Lee is a Principal Staff Attorney with the Attorney Grievance Committee, First Judicial Department.  She received her Bachelor of the Arts in Government from Cornell University, and her juris doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law.  She was admitted as an attorney in New York State, Appellate Division, First Department.

As a Principal Staff Attorney with the Attorney Grievance Committee, First Judicial Department, she investigates and prosecutes professional misconduct committed by attorneys.  In 2011, Ms. Lee was designated to head up the investigation and prosecution of attorneys who practice immigration law involving allegations of professional misconduct.  Part of her duties and responsibilities include screening complaints filed with the Grievance Committee against immigration attorneys to determine whether further investigation is needed or recommendation of dismissal is appropriate.  

Please RSVP here.

Advocacy Alert

Citizenship for Adoptees: The Plight of Adopted Koreans in America, Sad News Re: Adam Crapser

Adam Crapser is an adoptee from Korea, who is facing deportation, and his story is, unfortunately, not unique.  Last week, an immigration judge ruled against relief that would have enabled Adam to stay in the United States, and Adam will likely be deported. KALAGNY expresses its disappointment with the latest outcome, and we convey our deepest support to the Korean-American adoptee community.  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  petitions in support of Adam (#KeepAdamHome)click here and 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 kalagny@gmail.com.

Election Day Activities - Don't Forget to Vote and Volunteer!

Accept a Paid Position as a Election Day Interpreter

The Board of Elections (BOE) is recruiting Chinese and Korean interpreters for Election Days on November 8.  Currently, there are not enough Chinese and Korean speaking translators, so please don't delay!  The Board will also provide outreach supplies and more information.  Let's make sure that there are enough Korean interpreters in Queens, and enough Chinese interpreters in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn!  Click here to learn more.

KALAGNY to Co-Sponsor AALDEF's Asian American Exit Poll Event - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

KALAGNY and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund ("AALDEF"), a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans, and other sponsors, will take part in an exit poll for the 2016 Presidential Election.  The Presidential Election is a very important election, and the first without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act in 50 years.  Join KALAGNY and AALDEF to take part in this historic event!

For more information, please click here and here.

To sign up, please click here.

Be a Legal Observer or Provide Pro Bono Support to Protestors on Election Day

The National Bar Association (NBA) and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law seek volunteer attorneys to serve as legal observers on Election Day, and attorneys who can provide support to protesters or demonstrators who face arrest.  We need your help! Attorneys will serve as Legal Observers to monitor protests and protect the right to peacefully assemble. Legal Observers are expected to attend mass demonstrations, document their experiences, communicate with local law enforcement and elected officials, and help disseminate Know Your Rights materials to demonstrators regarding their rights as peaceful protesters.  The NBA is also recruiting Pro Bono Attorneys to provide counsel for those individuals who may face arrest while peacefully protesting.  To learn more, click here

Other Activities

2016 NAPABA Convention - November 3-6, 2016


National Filipino American Lawyers Association's (NFALA) Second Annual Installation Dinner

Please join us in congratulating Jhanice V. Domingo (APALA-NJ's President, and KALAGNY's Member) as she is installed as NFALA's President! Congratulations, Jhanice!  The Second Annual Installation Dinner will be held on November 3, 2016 at the Renaissance San Diego Hotel. To learn more, click here.

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