General Announcements

July 28, 2015

REMINDER - KALAGNY Mentorship Program - Interview Workshop - Today, July 28, 2015 (6:30-9 PM)

KALAGNY's interview workshop is tonight.  It will be at the New York office of Kobre & Kim LLP, 800 Third Avenue, and SJL Shannon will present interviewing tips.   A special thanks to our sponsor, Kobre & Kim LLP!  For those who are part of KALAGNY's mentoring program and have signed up for this event, please remember to join us.

KALAGNY's Annual Picnic - Saturday, August 1, 2015

KALAGNY will hold its annual picnic for our members, friends, and family on Saturday, August 1, 2015 starting at 12 PM in Central Park at a location TBA.

Please come and enjoy the day with us.  We invite KALAGNY’s members, hard working lawyers, recent bar takers, and participants of our mentorship program to attend. We also encourage mentors and mentees to reach out to your respective groups and make every effort to attend.

KALAGNY will provide blankets, games, and food and beverages, but you may bring your own food and drinks.

Please RSVP here by 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 30th, 2015.

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.

 I Will Not Be Silent: A Comfort Woman's Road To Activism - July 30, 2015

Please join the Kupferberg Holocaust Center, KACE and KALAGNY on this special evening as we welcome Korean Comfort Woman Survivor Young Soo Lee to Queensborough Community College from Korea.  She will share her story and journey to activism with the community.   KALAGNY has been a leader and ongoing supporter in raising awareness on this issue.  We extend a warm invitation to our members and friends to join us for this special program. 

For more information, click here.

Joint Bar Association Young Lawyers Happy Hour - August 6, 2015

Join young lawyers from bar associations across New York City for a happy hour at Suite 36 (16 W. 36th Street).  Along with KALAGNY, the New York County Lawyers’ Assn., Asian American Bar Assn. of New York, Caribbean Attorneys Network, Dominican Bar Assn., Hispanic National Bar Assn., Korean American Lawyers Assn. of Greater N.Y., Metropolitan Black Bar Assn., Puerto Rican Bar Assn., and our proud sponsors One Title National Guaranty, and Planet Data will attend. 

Tickets are only $10 - space is limited - RSVP today. For more information and to register, click here.

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.

Join KALAGNY Today

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

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

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


Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline - Call for Testimony at Public Hearings

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman created the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline to conduct a comprehensive review of the state’s attorney disciplinary system to determine what is working well and what can work better, and offer recommendations to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of New York’s attorney discipline process. In connection with its responsibility, the Commission will hold three public hearings to receive the views of interested individuals, organizations and entities.

The hearings will take place as follows:

  • July 28, 2015 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., New York State Court of Appeals, 20 Eagle Street, Albany, N.Y. 12207 (today)
  • Aug. 4, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Erie County Ceremonial Courtroom, 92 Franklin Street, Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
  • Aug. 11, 2015 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., New York County Lawyers' Association, 14 Vesey Street, New York, 10007

Among the issues under consideration by the Commission are whether New York’s departmental-based system leads to regional disparities in the implementation of discipline; if conversion to a statewide system is desirable; the point at which disciplinary charges or findings should be publicly revealed; and how to achieve dispositions more quickly in an effort to provide much-needed closure to both clients and attorneys.

The Commission will consider both oral testimony and written submissions. All testimony is by invitation only. If you are interested in being invited to testify at the hearing, please visit:

Go here for more information and updates.

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

NAPABA 2015 Convention - November 5-8, 2015 in New Orleans

*Registration is now open

Registration for the NAPABA Convention

·         Register here (Early bird deadline: 8/28/2015; Advance rate: 10/26/2015)

·         Hotel Reservations

·         Travel Discounts

Scholarship Applications (deadline July 31, 2015)

·         Apply here

Sponsorship Information

·         Click here for more information including the sponsorship brochure

·         Current list of sponsors


Call for Nominations for the MCCA 9th Annual Diversity & The Bar Rainmakers List - Friday, July 31, 2015 Deadline

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) plans to profile a select group of prominent minority counsel rainmakers in the November/December 2015 issue of Diversity & The Bar.  

To see profiles from 2014, click here.

To submit nominations, click here.

Using Social Media to Engage, Connect and Empower your Bar Association and its Membership - August 11, 2015

Paula T. Edgar, Esq. and The Network of Bar Leaders will present an interactive workshop to teach participants how to utilize the wealth of social media to for meaningful outreach.  Tweets, posts, and hashtags encouraged!

For more information, click here.

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

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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