September 19, 2019 Newsletter


  • KALAGNY Co-Sponsors: Labor and Employment/Dispute Resolution Mixer at NAPABA Northeast Regional (Thurs., September 19)
  • KALAGNY's Pro Bono Clinics (Tues., October 1)
  • Understanding Diversity CLE (Wed., October 2)
  • Resume Review and Interview Workshop (Wed., October 23)
  • KALAGNY's Third Annual Writing Workshop for Litigators (Wed., November 6)
  • Annual Mentorship Program Kick-Off Reception (Thurs., November 21)


  • Congratulations to the Newest NAPABA Board Members
  • NAPABA Northeast Regional Conference (Sat., September 21)
  • MCCA Pathways to Diversity Conference (October 14-16)
  • NAPABA Convention (November 7-10)


NAPABA Labor and Employment & Dispute Resolution Committee Social Mixer

Thursday, September 19

DATE:  Tonight, September 19, 2019

TIME:  6:30-9:00 PM

LOCATION:  Third Floor Cafe, 315 5th Ave, Manhattan

NAPABA’s Labor and Employment Committee & Dispute Resolution Committee jointly invite you to our Social Mixer in advance of the 2019 NAPABA Northeast Regional/AABANY Fall Conference.  Catch up with existing connections, meet new ones, discuss panels for the NAPABA/AABANY conference, or just join us for a drink and a bite to eat.

ADMISSION IS FREE.  RSVP or email any questions to Yoojin DeNiro (

Complimentary drinks and appetizers will be served courtesy of our generous sponsors, including: Littler, JAMS, and KALAGNY.

KALAGNY's Pro Bono Clinics

Tuesday, October 1
Clinic Chair: Suyon Yi

As part of its commitment to serving communities in the Greater New York area, KALAGNY holds monthly pro bono clinics in Manhattan, Queens, and New Jersey on the first Tuesday of every month, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Please spread the word to your family, friends and neighbors in need of legal counsel.  Visit our KALAGNY Pro Bono Facebook Page here, and LIKE us on Facebook!

MANHATTAN CLINIC @ Korean American Association of Greater New York ("KAAGNY")  

  •   149 West 24th Street, 6th Floor, NYC (between 6th and 7th Avenues) (map

QUEENS CLINIC @ Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York ("KCS")

  • 203-05 32nd Avenue, Bayside, NY  11361 (map).  
  • The KCS office is located a few blocks away from the LIRR's Broadway stop. 

NEW JERSEY CLINIC @ Korean Community Center ("KCC")

  • 100 Grove Street, Tenafly, New Jersey, 07670 (map). 

The KCC office is located next to Tenafly Middle School and High School, and a few blocks away from the bus stop # 13893 for the bus 14E, 20, 84 and 166.

KALAGNY Co-Sponsors: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion in Our Everyday World

Wednesday, October 2

Resume Review and Interview Workshop

Wednesday, October 23
Event Chair: Julie Cho and John Kim

The Interview Workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm, and will be graciously hosted by Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Light refreshments will be provided. Mentees at every level in their careers could always use some practice with interviewing. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this workshop. Please sign up here by no later than October 20, 2018 so that we have sufficient time to pair interviewers with interviewees and provide your name to security. If you sign up and can no longer make it, PLEASE LET US KNOW.

The deadline for Resume Review is extended to October 9, 2019. Please sign up here. MENTEES: send your resume in Word and PDF format to using the subject line "Resume Review - [Insert Your Name]."

We will be opening up registration for the 2019-20 Mentorship Program soon. If you plan to participate, please SAVE THE DATE: On November 21, 2019, we will kick off the new program year at Kobre & Kim, which has generously agreed to host the event.

KALAGNY's Third Annual Writing Workshop for Litigators 

Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Event Chairs: Christopher Bae and Andrew Kim

On Wednesday, November 6, join KALAGNY and a distinguished panel at Fordham Law School, Moot Court Room, for a workshop and discussion designed for practicing litigators seeking to develop their critical writing skills. After a short reception at 6:30 p.m., the distinguished panelists will guide participants through the topics presented in the workshop materials. Topics will include common pitfalls and helpful tips for composing briefs, memos, letters, e-mails, and more.

Distinguished Panelists:

·  Judge Denny Chin, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

·  Professor Fred Neustadt, Legal Writing Professor and Associate Director of Legal Writing at Fordham Law School

·  Won Shin, Deputy Chief of Appeals, Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York

Co-Sponsoring Bar Associations: Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY); New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) Asian Practice Committee.

To RSVP, click here.

2019-2020 Mentorship Program

November 21, 2019
Event Chair: Julie Cho and John Kim

We will be opening up registration for the 2019-20 Mentorship Program soon.

If you plan to participate, please SAVE THE DATE:

On November 21, 2019, we will kick off the new program year at Kobre & Kim, which has generously agreed to host the event.


KALAGNY Congratulates the New NAPABA Board Members Including: 

Bridgette Ahn Vice President for Membership,

Charles H. Jung Vice President for Programs and Operations,

Gary Zhao Treasurer, and

Jeffrey Javinar  Secretary 

Reminder: NAPABA Northeast Regional/AABANY Fall Conference
Saturday, September 21

MCCA 2019 Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference

The 2019 Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference will be held October 14 – 16, 2019 at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel.

For more information, click here.

2019 NAPABA Convention in Austin

November 7-10

Advance Rate Registration is now open. To register, click here.

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