General Announcements

September 2, 2015

Sign up Now for IAKL's 23rd Annual Conference - September 17-20, 2015

The International Association of Korean Lawyers will hold its 23rd annual conference at Yonsei University's Law School in Seoul, South Korea.   Register now, and book your plane and hotel reservations today.

For more information, click here.

Safe Passage Project - September 8, 2015 at 10:15 AM

The Immigration Committee invites you to observe family court hearings for immigrant children before The Honorable Adam Silvera at Brooklyn Family Court on September 8, 2015 at 10:15 am.  The children are applicants for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.  This is a wonderful opportunity for those interested in learning more about family court or immigration relief for undocumented children.  Lunch will be provided.

To RSVP, click here.

To learn about SIJS status, click here.

KALAGNY's Litigation Committee's Two-Part Deposition Workshop


On August 25, 2015, KALAGNY's Litigation Committee held the first of its two-part deposition workshop at the New York office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLP.  Members of the Committee (with guests from the IP Committee) role played as examiners, witnesses, and defense counsel to conduct live depositions complete with a mock fact pattern.  

To view photos, click here.

Watch for further news regarding the second part of the deposition workshop, to be held on October 6, 2015.

Meet and Greet with KALAGNY's Immigration and Women's Committees

On August 18, 2015, KALAGNY's Immigration and Women's Committees welcomed AALDEF attorneys Annie J. Wang and Jerry Vattamala for a meet and greet event.

To view photos, click here.

Launch of Employment Law Committee

Are you interested in getting to know other KALAGNY members in a small group setting?  Join the newly formed employment law committee, or any of KALAGNY's other committees, so that you can get to know other members better.  

KALAGNY Monthly Pro Bono Clinic

Our monthly pro bono clinics are held in Manhattan and Flushing on the First Tuesday of every month, 7-9pm. 

Please spread the word to your family, friends and neighbors in need of legal counsel.

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

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

Flushing @ Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York ("KCS")
35-56 159th Street, Flushing (map)

The KCS office is located a couple blocks away from the LIRR's Broadway stop.

Pro Bono DACA Renewal Clinics

If you wish to volunteer, click here.

Continuing Legal Education at KALAGNY


Help shape learning at KALAGNY.  Be part of a special working group focusing on KALAGNY's continuing legal education.  Have program ideas?  Want to help?  We are creating a new CLE program and seeking suggestions and volunteers  to help with our CLE program.  

To volunteer or to submit ideas, please click here.


Join KALAGNY Today

KALAGNY has numerous programs and activities. There is something for everyone.
Check out what we have been up to.  
Join today.

 Job Announcements

All Job Postings - Check Out New Postings!

Click here to view our latest job postings.
Note: you must be a dues-paying KALAGNY member to access the member's only-section of our website that includes our job postings.

If you are interested in a career with the City of New York, click here.

NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) Internship/Externship/Fellowship Opportunities

The New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) is seeking to host rising second and third year law student interns, as well as  post-graduate fellows, for the 2015 Fall Semester.  Selected candidates will be exposed to a variety of tasks in administrative and municipal law, such as observing administrative proceedings and working with administrative law judges, drafting decisions and proposed rule changes, researching and writing legal memoranda, and assisting in civil court proceedings.

Candidates selected will have the opportunity to work in the nation’s largest administrative tribunal, gaining exposure to some of New York City’s many important regulatory agencies.  This learning experience will immerse candidates in city life, exposing them to the inner-workings of New York City government.

For a Fellowship opportunity, click here. For an Internship opportunity, click here.

Please direct all inquiries to

Prudential's Latest Open Legal and Compliance Positions in NJ, CT, TX

Click here to view Prudential's job postings.

In The News

Hunters Point Community Library: The First To Be Built in Over 20 Years

On July 28, NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer announced that he and the Speaker have secured additional funding to build the Hunters Point Community Library, the first neighborhood branch to be built in Queens in over 20 years.  KALAGNY's Eve Cho Guillergan, who represents NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to the Queens Borough Public Library's Board of Trustees, attended the event. 

To view NY1's news clip, click here.

To view the Woodside Herald article, click here.

To view the Queens Chronicle article, click here.

KALAGNY hosts Korean Delegation during NYC Visit 


On July 15, 2015, KALAGNY met with a delegation from the Korean Ministry of Gender Equality visiting New York to learn about family law procedures and to develop new best practices for a child support enforcement program in Korea.
To view photos, click here.
To view the press release, click here.
To view the newspaper article, click here.

If you have news to share, please email:

Advocacy Alert

50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

On August 6, 2015, we witnessed the passing of a landmark 50 years since the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.  Let's continue making strides, achieve equality and voice our concerns.  

Citizenship for Adoptees: The Plight of Adopted Koreans in America

Adam is an adoptee from Korea, who is facing deportation, and his story is, unfortunately, not unique. 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 the petition in support of Adam (#KeepAdamHome), click 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


Amici Legal Podcast Series Launched

The New York State Unified Court System launched the “Amici” podcast. A series created to share with the legal community and the public at large information about the courts, the legal profession and the criminal justice system.

Podcasts currently available include an interview with William Leahy, Director of the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services, and a conversation regarding the Uniform Bar Exam with Diane Bosse, Chair of the New York State Board of Law Examiners. Both the audio and written transcript of each podcast are available.

Attorneys Involved in Judicial Election Campaigns

Please click here for a notice from the Judicial Campaign Ethics Center regarding mandatory training to all attorneys involved in judicial election campaigns and all judicial candidates. Please click here for the 2014 Judicial Campaign Ethics Handbook.

NYC Bar Office for Diversity and Inclusion: Call for Speakers/Faculty

The New York City Bar seeks recommendations for potential speakers and faculty members for its annual programming (e.g. Committee programs, CLE, etc.)  We encourage you to share this form with your colleagues who may be interested in speaking at future events.

The form can be found at the following link: (or for those who have trouble accessing the online form, you can submit the attached PDF to Clare Plunkett at

Once you have completed the form, please submit a CV/bio to with the subject "Call for Speakers."

Questions can be directed to Clare Plunkett at

Pilot Project in the Commercial Division, NY County - Request for Candidates to Serve as Special Masters

Please click here to see a letter from Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti seeking experienced commercial litigators who are no longer practicing to serve as Voluntary Special Masters for this new program.

Other Announcements

NYC Bar Nominating Committee's Call for Candidates - September 18, 2015 Deadline

The Nominating Committee of the New York City Bar is seeking suggestions for candidates for the presidency, three vice presidencies, secretary, treasurer and four positions on its Executive Committee.  Terms commencing May 2016.  

To learn more, click here.

KAL SUMMIT 2015 - September 26, 2015 in New York City

The 7th Annual Korean American Leadership Summit will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015.  This is a single day conference bringing together Korean Americans from diverse industries to meet, learn, and share ideas.

To learn more and to RSVP, click here.

NAPABA 2015 Annual Election (Deadline is September 11, 2015) and Convention (November 5-8, 2015 in New Orleans)

Annual Election

Review the candidates' bios and vote here.

If you were a qualified member of NAPABA, with the right to vote, by July 22, 2015, please cast your ballot.  KALAGNY members qualify for a complimentary NAPABA Membership.  Log-in into our membership section to learn how to become a NAPABA member today.

KALAGNY endorses Alexander M. Lee for the position of Vice-President of Finance and Development.

Alexander M. Lee served in the same role during the last term.  He is a second generation Taiwanese-American, born and raised in New Jersey.  He maintains a solo/small firm private practice emphasizing small business law and organizations; real estate and transactional law; municipal criminal law; and wills, trusts and estates.   

The full list of candidates is set forth below:

Cyndie M. Chang

Vice-President for Finance & Development
Alexander M. Lee

Vice-President for Membership
Tacie H. Yoon

Vice-President for Programs & Operations
Pankit J. Doshi

Vice-President for Communications
Sun E. Choi

Steven Y. Reeves

Brad Yamauchi

Registration for the NAPABA Convention

·         Register here for the conference (Advance rate deadline: 10/26/2015)

·         Hotel Reservations

·         Travel Discounts

·         Register here for NAPABA's 7th Annual Pitch Sessions for Law Firm Practitioners (Deadline: 9/11/2015)

 2015 North East Regional NAPABA Conference - October 2-4, 2015 in Boston, MA

For more information, click here.

The Korea Society

For additional information on The Korea Society, click here.

KALAGNY Officers

Bridgette Ahn, President
Eun Chong (EJ) Thorsen, Executive VP
Karen Kim, VP of Membership
Jay Min, VP of Communications
Iris Jun, Treasurer

Yosef Lee, Secretary

KALAGNY Governors

Dan Cho
Eve Cho Guillergan
Gene Kang
Sung Kim
Thomas Kim

Chul Pak
Maria Park

Chad Sjoquist

Suyon Yi
Michael Yim
Kenneth K. Yoon

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