2019-2020 MENTORSHIP PROGRAM KICK-OFF RECEPTION (11/21/2019)

On November 21, 2019, KALAGNY held its annual Mentorship Program Kick-Off Reception at Kobre & Kim.This year, over fifty experienced attorneys and judges have volunteered to serve as mentors while over one hundred young attorneys and law students signed up as mentees. KALAGNY member and AABANY President, Brian Song, gave remarks about the importance of mentorship, and what's expected of both mentors and mentees to create a working relationship. A huge shout out to Julie Cho and John Kim for putting together a great event, thank you Kobre & Kim for hosting, and thank you to all the mentors for guiding the next generation of attorneys. 

WOMEN IN LITIGATION PANEL (11/11/2019)

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, KALAGNY's Women’s Committee and Litigation Committee presented the “Women in Litigation” panel. A team of superstar panelists -- Una Dean, Susan Shin, Judge Jennifer Choe-Groves, Maria Park, and moderator Yoojin DeNiro -- shared their experience practicing law as a female, Asian-American attorney and practice tips on succeeding in law firms, government, and the judiciary. KALAGNY thanks Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP for hosting.  



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THIRD ANNUAL VETERANS AND MILITARY NETWORKING EVENT (11/14/2019)

On November 14th, 2019, KALAGNY held its Third Annual Veterans and Military Networking Event at Debevoise & Plimpton. Commander David Lee, Staff Judge Advocate for the Naval Special Warfare Command, spoke about his eighteen years of public service and his experiences as an Asian American in the military. To close out the event, KALAGNY President, Gene Kang, presented a donation to Coco Culhane, founder and executive director of the Veterans Advocacy Project. The Veterans Advocacy Project is an organization that provides free legal services to low-income veterans and their families. KALAGNY would like to thank the co-sponsors of this event including Jasmine Ball and her firm Debevoise & Plimpton, AABANY and their Military and Veterans Committee, and SABANY. And a great job by KALAGNY Secretary, Jimmy Kang, as well as Dong Joo Lee, for organizing the event. 


2019 QUEENS & LONG ISLAND COMMITTEE DINNER (11/12/2019)



THIRD ANNUAL WRITING WORKSHOP FOR LITIGATORS (11/06/ 2019)

On November 6, 2019, KALAGNY held its Third Annual Writing Workshop for Litigators at Fordham Law School. Judge Denny Chin, Professor Ted Neustadt, and AUSA Won Shin, spoke to lawyers and law students about how to become more effective legal writers. They shared tips on how to approach any given writing assignment by outlining, organizing, and mastering the basics, as well as stressing the importance of editing and rewriting to achieve a level of "clarity." Thank you to our panelists, great job by Christopher Bae and Andrew Kim for organizing the event, and shout out to our co-sponsors @aabany and NYCLA Asia Practice Committee for their support.



RESUME WRITING AND INTERVIEW WORKSHOP (October 23, 2019)

Thank you to all of our mentors for taking time out of your busy schedules to work with all of our interviewees. We would especially like to thank our organizers Julie Cho and John Kim, panelist James Derry, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP for hosting the event. We hope that you will join us at our next workshop!


2019 KOREA DAY PARADE (10/05/2019)


PRO-BONO CLINIC NEW JERSEY LAUNCH (10/01/2019)

On Tuesday, October 1, KALAGNY launched its first pro bono clinic in New Jersey in partnership with the Korean Community Center (KCC) located in Tenafly, New Jersey. The event was attended by over ten volunteer attorneys that provided free legal consultations to nearly fifteen people from the community. The inaugural event was organized by Gene Kang (President), Suyon Yi (Pro Bono Clinic - Chair, Board Member), Lena Chun (Former KALAGNY President), and John Kim (Board Member). Thank you to all that attended to support and volunteer. A special thanks to Eunju Ryu (CEO - KCC) and the KCC staff for their invaluable support, and to Jin Sung Kim (Undersheriff - Bergen County Sheriff's Office) for attending and providing congratulatory remarks.



KALAGNY NJ PICNIC (09/14/2019)

On Saturday, September 14, KALAGNY held its annual NJ Picnic at the Ross Docks in Fort Lee, NJ. Thanks to all that attended! Special thanks to Brian Yarzab and Francis Yook for organizing the event.

KALAGNY LAW STUDENT SOCIAL (08/08/2019)

On Thursday, August 8, 2019, KALAGNY held a law student mixer at Osamil Upstairs to catch up with law students and hear about their summer experiences. A special shout-out to Iris Jun for chairing this great event!



ROBING CEREMONY FOR THE HONORABLE MICHAEL H. PARK

On Thursday, July 11, KALAGNY, along with KAAGNY and AABANY, hosted the robing ceremony for the Honorable Michael H. Park, the first Korean-American judge appointed to the Second Circuit, held at the Museum of Korean American Heritage. Thank you to the Honorable Denny Chin for being a part of the program as well as all that attended to celebrate this historical achievement. Congratulations Judge Park!




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

Jeffrey Javinar  Secretary

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