Special Announcements


November 17, 2016

Come out for KALAGNY's Annual Holiday Party - December 13, 2016

KALAGNY is pleased to announce its annual holiday party.  We will celebrate the end of the year with open bar specials and great food at Ichi Cellar on December 13, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.  Ichi Cellar is located at 6 East 32nd Street, New York, NY (not in the restaurant but in the downstairs lounge; between 5th and Madison Avenues).  Help us spread the word!

See the event flyer here. RSVP here.  Registrations will be confirmed.

Admission is free for dues paid members, but $35 for non-members.  If you are paying for the event, please make your payment of $35 through our donations page here.  Confirm that you are current with your dues by logging onto our membership portal on our website.

Many thanks to our sponsor and host, ICHI CELLAR! Click here for more info about Ichi Cellar.

Learn more about the Ichi Cellar's sister restaurants (Ichiumi) here; at 6 East 32nd Street in Manhattan and at 352 Menlo Park Drive in Edison, NJ.

Other End of the Year Events

Reminder: KALAGNY's Litigation Committee to Host a Mediation Workshop with NAM Tonight

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

Join KALAGNY at a Special Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner - November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving to all!  KALAGNY Invites You to a Special Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner (Korean Style), organized by KALAGNY, along with its Law Student Outreach and Immigration Committees.  The dinner will run from 5:30 PM to 9 PM, on November 23, 2016 at New York University School of Law's Greenberg Lounge (at Vanderbilt Hall, located at 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY).  Special Thanks to New York University School of Law ("NYU Law") and Dean Trevor Morrison (of NYU Law).  Space is limited and registrations will be confirmed.  Practicing attorneys, law students, and members of the community are encouraged to attend for some special treats.  Since seating is limited, priority will be given to members of KALAGNY and members of NYU Law's APALSA, who are welcome to bring their guests (including family members).  See the flyer here and RSVP here.

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.

Outside Events

Nominate Your KALAGNY Peers for a Best Lawyers Award!  Nominations for the  24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America¬© Are Open - Closes December 1, 2016

Nominees should be in practice for at least 10 years.  Best Lawyers in America suggests that attorneys be recommended in practice areas in which they specialize. According to Best Lawyers in America¬©, after nominations are complete, attorneys are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are evaluated by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication review to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.  See the nominations page here.

NJSBA's Diversity Committee Reception for the Son of  late Justice Thurgood Marshall - November 30, 2016 at 3 PM

The Diversity Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) will hold a program  at the Law Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey on November 30 at 3 PM. The son of the late Justice Thurgood Marshall, John Marshall, will share the life and legacy of his iconic father as well as his own great accomplishments with a panel of distinguished New Jersey jurists and lawyers. To learn more, click here.

NYC Bar Association to Host Programs on Becoming a Judge - December 3, 2016 and December 5, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Event I.  The NYC Bar Association is hosting a broader program on how to become a judge on December 3, 2016 at 9 AM to 3:30 PM.  The program is designed to inform lawyers about the paths, elective and appointive, to becoming a judge in New York City.  Click here to learn more and to RSVP.

Event II.  The NYC Bar Association is also hosting a special program on how to become a magistrate judge on December 5, 2016 at 8:30 AM.  Various magistrate judge positions are expected to open up in the near future in the Eastern District of New York and the Southern District of New York.  Click here to learn more and to attend the program.

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