September 26, 2017

KALAGNY'S Upcoming Events 

  • Women's Committee Event:  Stress Relief Techniques (Sept. 28)
  • Writing Workshop (October 3)
  • Korean Day Parade (October 7)
  • Real Estate CLE: Buying and Selling Real Property from an Estate (Oct. 18)
  • Veterans and Military Networking Event (November 8)

Other Announcements

  • DACA Renewal Immigration and Mental Health Clinic (October 1)
  • Community Events (APALA-NJ Golf Outing, CAPABA Gala and others, various dates)
  • Job Listings


Learn Stress Relief Techniques with KALAGNY's Women’s Committee – September 28
Event Chair: Jennifer Song

Wine and Shine! Join your fellow KALAGNY Women’s Committee members for an inspiring evening with Gayle Damiano of  She will guide you through simple techniques to learn how to deal with stress in a chaotic world. There will be drawings for high-quality essential oils and for a free intensive healing session with Gayle ($200 value!). Wine and delicious small bites will also be served.  Hosted by Menaker & Herrmann LLP, 10 E. 40th Street, 25th Floor (between 5th Avenue and Madison), Thursday, September 28, 6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

RSVP here
.  Free for KALAGNY Members.  $20 (cash) will be collected from non-Members at the event.   

KALAGNY’s Writing Workshop - October 3
Event Chairs: 
Jay MinMatthew Chung and Stephanie Pak

On October 3, join KALAGNY and a distinguished panel at Fordham Law School for a workshop and discussion aimed at developing critical writing skills for practicing litigators.  After a short reception (starting at 6:30 p.m.), participants will take a guided tour of the packet materials before concluding with a panel discussion featuring three important perspectives.  Topics will include common pitfalls and helpful tips for composing your briefs, memos, letters, e-mails, and much more! 

Distinguished Panelists:

  • Judge Denny Chin, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Professor Thomas Lee, Leitner Family Professor of International Law, Fordham University School of Law
  • Jin Hee Lee, Deputy Director of Litigation, NAACP's Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.

As space is limited, please register by clicking here.  (Once full, waitlist priority for the workshop will be given to KALAGNY members in good standing.)

March with KALAGNY at the Korean Day Parade - October 7
Event Chair:  Jay Min

Come march with KALAGNY at the Korean Day Parade on Saturday, October 7, 2017, starting at 11 a.m.*, and join the celebration of Koreans and their robust culture - past and present! 

Come for the Parade, then have lunch on us.  Rain or shine!  RSVP required. 

*Meet in front of Alma Bank (corner of 6th Avenue & West 38th Street), under the covered space.

CLE:  Selling and Purchasing Real Property from an Estate - October 18

On October 18, KALAGNY is joining with AABANY's Real Estate and Solo and Small Firm Committees to present a CLE on "Selling and Purchasing Real Property from an Estate" (1 CLE credit in Professional Practice).  The guest speakers will be Pauline Yeung Ha, Partner, Grimaldi & Yeung LLP and Margaret T. Ling, Co-Chairman, AABANY Real Estate Committee.  The CLE will be hosted by Flushing Bank, 99 Park Avenue, NY, NY.

For more information, see details in this pdf flyer or please contact Margaret Ling at

Inaugural Veterans and Military Networking Event - Nov. 8

Please join us at KALAGNY's inaugural Veterans and Military Networking Event on Wednesday, November 8, 2016, starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by AABANY, FALA-NY, MBBA, PRBA, SABANY, LeGaL, APALA-NJ and other bar associations TBA. 

We are honored to have as our distinguished speaker the Honorable Randall T. Eng, Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department; Colonel, Judge Advocate General's Corps; New York Army National Guard; State Judge Advocate, retired.  The event will take place at Lee Anav Chung White Kim Ruger & Richter LLP, 156 5th Avenue #303 (between 20th and 21st Sts. in Manhattan).

Please RSVP by October 31.  (See the .pdf flyer here.)


DACA Renewal: Legal and Mental Health Event - October 1

The U.S. Attorney General has announced the rescission and “winding down” of the DACA program. If you filed a DACA renewal application and it was pending on September 5, 2017, it will be decided under the regular eligibility criteria for DACA.  If you have DACA and your status is expiring between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018, you must file a renewal application on or before October 5, 2017. (No new DACA applications will be accepted.)

The Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), the Asian
American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), the New York Coalition for Asian American Mental Health (NYCAAMH), and the Chinese-American Family Alliance for Mental Health (CAFAMH) will be holding a FREE one-day legal and mental health event on October 1, 2017 at Flushing Library (IRC Conference Room), 41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY (map) to provide information and resources for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.

Legal Assistance:  Volunteer attorneys will be on-site to help eligible DACA recipients meet the Oct. 5, 2017 renewal form submisssion deadline. Please bring all documents and paperwork. (We may be able to assist with fees.)

Mental Health Assistance:  Bilingual and bicultural AAPI mental health providers will be on-site to provide supportive counseling to DACA recipients and their families.  We will protect participants' anonymity and confidentiality.

Community Events

Please be sure to check out the calendar on KALAGNY's homepage for a listing of upcoming community events, including the APALA-NJ Golf Outing (Mon., Oct. 2) and CAPABA's Annual Gala (Thurs., Oct. 5).


Featured Listings

Insurance Defense Firm Seeks Attorneys with 0-3 Years Experience (Mineola, NY)

An insurance defense firm seeks full-time associate attorneys interested in litigation to join our no-fault practice group. In a short period of time, you will learn and develop motion, trial and deposition skills.  Candidates should be detail-oriented, have good time management skills and possess the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.  Associates joining the firm will need a car, as the firm covers venues in Long Island, Westchester and all NYC boroughs.

Candidates who sat for the July 2017 New York State Bar Exam are encouraged to apply.  Full-time salary range is $60,000 - $75,000 per year (commensurate with relevant experience) plus a generous benefits package including health and life insurance and paid time off.  Candidates must submit a resume and short writing sample to:  Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Civil Litigation, Criminal Law Practice Seeks Attorney and Legal Interns (NYC)

Han & Associates, P.C. seeks to hire a highly motivated attorney in our New York, NY office to support our Civil Litigation and Criminal Law practice.  Qualified applicants must have a license to practice law in New York.  Experience is not necessary as long as applicant is willing to be trained intensively through the employment.  Legal Internship positions are also available for 2L's and 3L's.  Please forward resume, references and salary requirements to or (212) 836-4704.  All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.

KALAGNY members can view our many other current job postings by logging in on our website or by clicking here.


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