General Announcements

October 5, 2015

Save the Date!  

Our Fall Reception for Our Annual Mentoring Program Will be On October 15, 2015

Those who are in KALAGNY's mentoring program are invited to join us at our fall reception for mentors and mentees, on the evening of Thursday, October 15, 2015.   We will send formal invitations very soon, but if you are a mentor or mentee, please keep that evening open.

Reminder - the Part II of Litigation Committee's Two-Part Deposition Workshop is tomorrow, on October 6, 2015


KALAGNY’s Litigation Committee will hold the second session of its two-part Mock Deposition Workshop on October 6, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:30 PM at the New York office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLP.  Members of the Committee will role play as examiners, witnesses, and defense counsel to conduct live depositions complete with a mock fact pattern, to be transcribed by a real court reporter.  Light dinner will be served.  

Note:  The second session is not a continuation of the first session.  It is not necessary to have already attended the first session in order to attend the second session.  The same fact pattern from the first session will be used (but with different examiners). 

To RSVP to this eventclick here. 

To view photos from the August 25, 2015 session, click here.

KALAGNY's Annual Dinner in Flushing

On September 28, 2015, KALAGNY held its annual dinner in Flushing, Queens.  The restaurant is located at the corner of 161st Street and Northern Boulevard, just a few blocks from the LIRR's Broadway stop. 

To view photos, click here.

Safe Passage Project

On September 8, 2015, the Immigration Committee invited KALAGNY members to observe family court hearings for immigrant children before The Honorable Adam Silvera at Brooklyn Family Court.  The children were applicants for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.  For those who were able to attend, this was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about family court or immigration relief for undocumented children.

To view photos, click here.

To learn about SIJS status, 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 to.  
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 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.

New York Life Insurance Company - Advanced Planning Consultant 

New York Life Insurance Company is seeking an Advanced Planning Consultant who will focus on supporting our Korean Market Agents, General Office Management, and life and investment product consultants in a point of sales capacity.

Please submit all resumes and inquiries to

To see other jobs, including volunteer court attorneys positions with Justice Doris Ling-Cohan, Associate Justice of the Appellate Term, click here.

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

Plate By Plate - October 2, 2015

On Friday, October 2, 2015, Project by Project New York will be holding its annual tasting benefit, Plate by Plate, at Metropolitan West, located at 639 West 46th Street, New York, New York 10036.   

To learn more and to RSVP, click here.  The discount code is PbPxKALAGNY.

JALBCA's "The Actual Dance" - October 8, 2015

On Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 6pm, Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert ("JALBCA") invites you to join them for an evening of theater - "The Actual Dance" is a one-hour play by Samuel A. Simon at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, located at 248 West 60th Street.  

To learn more, click here.

A Networking Event to Honor the New York Asian Women's Center - October 21, 2015

On Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 7pm, KALAGNY, AABANY and the NYAWC will hold a networking event to benefit the domestic violence survivors at the office Lee Anav Chung White & Kim LLP, 

To learn more, click here.

Council of Korean Americans National Summit & Gala - October 23-24, 2015 in Washington, DC

The Council of Korean Americans' National Summit * Gala will take place on October 23-24, 2015.  This conference will bring together Korean Americans in various areas of business, media and entertainment, politics and advocacy, medical science, and foreign affairs.

To learn more and to RSVP, click here.

AALDEF to Host Theatre Party For George Takai's Broadway Play "Allegiance" - October 29, 2015

Join AALDEF on Thursday, October 29, 2015 for a special theater party preview of George Takei's new Broadway musical "Allegiance."  Mr. George Takei is the recipient of AALDEF's 1992 Justice in Action award, a well-renowned actor, a social justice activist, and social media icon.  After the performance, Mr. Takei and cast members, including Ms. Lea Salonga and Ms. Telly Leung, will do a special Q&A for the theater party.

To learn more and to RSVP, click here.

NAPABA 2015 Annual Convention (November 5-8, 2015 in New Orleans)

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)

NAPABA's Prospective Partners Program (PPP) - Deadline to Apply is September 30, 2015

The principal objective is to help increase the number of Asian and Pacific American partners at major law firms through introduction, guidance, and relationship building.  The PPP seeks to identify senior associates or of counsel from major law firms who are approaching consideration for partnership and to connect them with senior in-house counsel (IHC) who have authority to hire or influence hiring of outside counsel. Moreover, the PPP provides an opportunity for IHCs to meet a group of highly talented outside lawyers and learn about them and the services of their firms during sessions to be held during the Convention.  This program also provides a senior partner mentor from a different law firm from the PPP applicant.

The sessions will take place on Thursday, November 5 (2:30 pm – 4:30 pm) and Friday, November 6 (2:30PM – 4:30PM), during the NAPABA Convention. 

If you are interested in being considered as a PPP applicant, please submit your application materials by September 30, 2015 to Julie Miranda at  It is a small class each year of senior associates – only 6-10, but it’s a very worthwhile program. 

To apply, click here.

NAPABA Affiliate Grant Program

NAPABA has launched an Affiliate Grant Program which allows affiliates to apply for funding of up to $3,000 annually for projects related to membership development and pro bono activities.  Eligible projects include advocacy efforts to support APA communities, educational workshops for lawyers and law students, and community outreach efforts.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

To learn more, click here.

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

For more information, click here.

Minkwon's 2015 Gala Dinner "Our Voice, Our Tomorrow" - October 22, 2015 

The Minkwon Center for Community Action will be holding its 31st Anniversary Gala Dinner "Our Voice, Our Tomorrow" at Dae Dong Manor, located at 150-24 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, New York  11354. 

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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