General Announcements

August 12, 2015

Meet and Greet with KALAGNY's Immigration and Women's Committees - August 18, 2015

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

To RSVP, click here.

KALAGNY's Litigation Committee's Two-Part Deposition Workshop - August 25, 2015 and October 6, 2015


KALAGNY's Litigation Committee will be holding a two-part deposition workshop on August 25, 2015 and October 6, 2015.  Both events will be held from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the New York office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLP.  Members of the Committee (with guests from the IP Committee) will role play as examiners, witnesses, and defense counsel to conduct live depositions complete with a mock fact pattern.  The depositions will be transcribed by a real court reporter.

Learn more about the litigation committee, and watch the role playing by attending this event!  In order to RSVP for the August 25, 2015 session, please sign up 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.

KALAGNY Mentorship Program - Interview Workshop

Thank you to our sponsor, Kobre & Kim LLP, and to our supporter, SJL Shannon, for a successful interview workshop on July 28, 2015.

To view photos, please click here.

KALAGNY's 2015 Annual Picnic

Thank you everyone for coming out on Saturday, August 1 for KALAGNY's annual picnic in Central Park.  The weather was great and it was wonderful to see our members, friends, and family members in attendance.

To view photos, please click here.

I Will Not Be Silent: A Comfort Woman's Road To Activism

On July 30th, KALAGNY members joined the Kupferberg Holocaust Center and KACE at the Queensborough Community College to welcome Korean Comfort Woman Survivor Young Soo Lee.  KALAGNY has been a leader and ongoing supporter in raising awareness on this issue.

To view photos, click here .

Joint Bar Association Young Lawyers Happy Hour

KALAGNY members joined young lawyers from bar associations across New York City for a happy hour on August 6, 2015In attendance were folks representing KALAGNY, 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 the event sponsors One Title National Guaranty and Planet Data.

For pictures, click here.

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.  

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

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

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

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


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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