March 9, 2017

Summary of KALAGNY's Upcoming Events 

  • "Marketing Your Diversity" Panel Discussion - March 16, 2017
  • Join KALAGNY at KALAGNY's Annual Meeting and Elections - April 6, 2017

Join KALAGNY for a Special Panel Discussion - How to Successfully Market Your Diversity - Thursday, March 16, 2017, sponsored by Wilson Elser

We invite you to a fantastic panel that will pass along some real-world advice about how to make yourself “irreplaceable” by embracing your diversity to your advantage. Panelists for this event will be Claire Hankin, Sun Ah (Michelle) Park, Chul Pak and Clara Yoon.  The event will be held at offices of Wilson Elser in New York, the sponsor of this panel, on Thursday, March 16th, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  See the flyer here and RSVP here.

Come Out for KALAGNY's Annual Meeting and Elections - April 6, 2017

KALAGNY will host its Annual Meeting and Elections on the evening of April 6, 2017 at Meister Seelig & Fein LLP, located at  125 Park Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10017.  Enjoy one of KALAGNY's exciting social events of the year, at this fun filled event.  Registration is open here.  Voters, members, friends, and non-members welcome. Light dinner and drinks to be served.  Information about the candidates and the elections is located here.  Many thanks to our sponsor, Meister Seelig & Fein LLP.

KALAGNY Monthly Pro Bono Clinics

Our monthly pro bono clinics are held in Manhattan and Bayside, Queens on the first Tuesday of every month, from 7-9 PM.  

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)
  • Queens @ Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York ("KCS") – 203-05 32nd Avenue, Bayside, NY  11361 (map)


Join KALAGNY Today

KALAGNY has numerous programs and activities. There is something for everyone.

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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 which includes our job postings.

Positions with the City of New York

If you are interested in a career with the Law Department of the City of New York, click here.  The Department has multiple open positions.

Rivkin Radler is Filling Multiple Associate Attorney Positions

Click here to learn more.

Law Office of David K.S. Kim is Searching for an Associate

A leading full-service immigration law office is looking for a full-time, Korean/English bilingual, associate attorney or law clerk. JD from an accredited law school in the U.S., or an equivalent education and work experience (e.g., LLB or Bachelors in Law from an accredited college in Korea, and an LLM from an accredited law school in the U.S.) required. 2-5 years of experience in immigration law would be ideal, though not required. Associate position requires bar admission and good standing (NY preferred, but any state is acceptable) and appearances in various courts and agencies related to immigration. Both positions require extensive document review (English and Korean legal and business documents) and legal research and/or writing in both Korean and U.S. law related to immigration such as criminal, corporate, real estate and tax, as well as heavy client contacts. Interested candidates should email the following to cover letter, resume, one legal writing sample in English (must be an unedited version); and one writing sample in Korean (need not be a legal writing sample; however, it must be a writing sample written in college level Korean). Only those candidates selected for the interview will be contacted. 

Law Students: Learn about the Reed Smith / BNY Mellon Diversity Fellowship Program

Are you interested in a career in financial services litigation?  The Reed Smith / BNY Mellon Diversity Fellowship Program provides an award in the amount of $5,000 and a 2017 summer associate position.  Candidates must be a diverse, first- or second-year law student interested in pursuing a career in financial services litigation. See here for more info.  

Law Students: Read About the Bristol-Myers Squibb Diversity & Inclusion Law Department Summer Internship Program

Bristol-Myers Squibb's Internship program is designed to ensure interns gain valuable industry and functional experience, work on challenging assignments, and partner and network with Bristol-Myers Squibb employees, while learning about our company. Read more about the program here here and here. See the application here.

Law Students: Learn More about the McGuire Woods / NAPABA Law Foundation Law Clerkship (Summer 2017)

Click here to learn more.

Prudential's Latest Open Legal and Compliance Positions in NJ, CT, TX

Click here to view Prudential's job postings.

**To see other jobs, click here.


Join the EDNY Mediation Panel - Applications Due on March 17, 2017

The EDNY ADR Department is accepting applications to join the EDNY Mediation Panel. Mediators with substantial knowledge in one or more of the following areas of law are encouraged to apply: 42 U.S.C. Section 1983, Construction, ERISA, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Fair Debt Collections Act, the Hague Convention, Maritime/Admiralty, and Personal Injury. The EDNY Mediation Program is run under Local Civil Rule 83.8. See here for the rule.  Find more info here

The New York City Bar is now accepting candidate applications for the inaugural Associate Leadership Institute

The New York City Bar is pleased to announce the inaugural Associate Leadership Institute, five-part series of high-level development training for 4th to 8th year associates at signatory firms. The institute will include keynote speakers, intensive training modules, and networking opportunities. The program will run from April to July 2017, and will be held on Fridays at the New York City Bar. Interested candidates must submit a complete Nomination Form (includes a 500-word statement of interest), resume and/or firm bio, and a letter of recommendation to to be considered. The nomination deadline is Friday, March 17th. You can read more about the Associate Leadership Institute here.

Embrace Your Hyphen Citizenship Drive is looking for more Volunteers!

The Embrace Your Hyphen Citizenship Drive, organized by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Diana Reyna, along with the Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project, will be held on March 25th, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at the Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201).  Currently they are looking for more volunteers to help eligible residents of Brooklyn complete their applications for citizenship. For attorneys interested in helping out, a training will be offered ahead of the Citizenship Drive.  To sign up to receive updates about the training, please click here. You can read more about the event here.

KOTRA New York IP-DESK Presents IP Dispute Legal Fee Subsidy Program

Any Korean company with a business registration number in Korea, which incurs legal fees for any issues pertaining to intellectual property disputes can apply for the program. KOTRA will subsidize 50% of the company's legal fees for up to $10,000.

Types of issues/work covered under the program: drafting of an infringement memo, a cease and desist letter response to allegations of infringement, intellectual property dispute consultation, freedom to operate memo, and an opinion memo and maintenance monitoring.

Any law firm / private practice with Korean companies as clients (small and medium size only, not conglomerates) should encourage those clients to apply to the program for legal fees incurred relating to an intellectual property dispute. Contact: Joseph Juhn ( / Joanna Han (

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.

Discount Code to Join the New York City Bar Association

KALAGNY members qualify to join the New York City Bar at a discount, if you will be first time member of the New York City Bar Association. Please go to our membership portal by logging in as a member to access the code and to learn more.

New Jersey State Bar Association Offers Membership Discount for KALAGNY Members

Please go to our membership portal to obtain the information packet.  

Other Announcements

AABANY LGBT Committee Special Presentation:  A Sign of the Times - A Legal and Political Analysis of What’s at Stake for LGBT Asians/South Asians

AABANY LGBT Committee's event will feature a distinguished panel of experts and advocates who will review recent executive orders and anticipated policy proposals and their impact on the LGBT Asian American and South Asian community. The presentation takes place on Wednesday, March 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.  You can read more and RSVP for the event here.

YWCA of Queens 39th Annual Gala:  March 16, 2017

The YWCA of Queens was founded in 1978 in response to the needs of the rapidly growing Asian immigrant community when a “latch key” child caused a kitchen fire, confirming the need for a community after school program. Nine women from the YWCA of Korea, some of whom were previous volunteers and staff, joined forces to help young parents care for their children as they adjusted to the new ways of life.  The YWCA's annual gala is on March 16, 2017 at 6 PM at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona, NY 11368.  
See here to read more.

We invite you to a “How to Get on the Ballot in New York City” program, hosted by the New York City Bar

KALAGNY invites its members and affiliates to join us at this insightful event on Wednesday, March 22 (from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM).  The event will feature Martin E. Connor, Sarah K. Steiner, Raphael Savine, Matt Sollars & Dan Cho, who will cover various topics regarding what is sometimes an intimidating process, breaking it down to basics, and providing attendees with an understanding of what is necessary to run for office in New York City. You can read more about the event and RSVP here.

New Jersey Lawyers Magazine
Call for Articles:  National Security v. Individual Rights

The New Jersey Lawyers Magazine (a publication of the NJ State Bar) is soliciting articles on the topic: National Security v. Individual Rights.  Please note that authors must be members of the NJSBA unless the writer receives prior approval from the NJSBA.  Please contact co-editors Susan Nardone ( and Bill Singer ( as soon as possible with proposed topics.  Articles must be submitted no later than mid-March.  See here for article guidelines.

Call for Comments:  Report on New York State Courts Electronic Filing Program 

In connection with the submission of his annual report on electronic filing to the New York State Legislature, the Governor and the Chief Judge, Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks has called for comments on the e-filing program, including the program's impact on litigants (including the unrepresented), practitioners and the courts.  The report will address comments received.  Please submit your comments by March 23, 2017 to or by regular mail to Jeffrey Carucci, Statewide Coordinator for Electronic Filing, NYS Unified Court System, New York County Courthouse, 60 Centre Street, Room 119M, New York, New York 10007.  See here for more details.

Korean American Family Service Center's Annual Gala - April 28, 2017

The Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) is a leading, non-profit organization committed to preventing and ending domestic violence, sexual assault, and relationship abuse, and creating a violence-free society.   Its annual gala, at Cipriani's on 42nd Street, is on April 28, 2017. Early bird pricing ends on March 31, 2017.  See here for more info.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit Seeking Attorneys for Pro Bono Panel

The Criminal Justice Act/Pro Bono Committee is now accepting applications for the Second Circuit's Pro Bono Panel - Pro Bono Panel members will, at the Court’s invitation or on an appellant’s motion for appointment of counsel, represent pro se litigants in civil appeals that present issues of first impression, complex issues of law or fact, or raise potentially meritorious claims warranting further briefing and oral argument. The deadline is April 30, 2017. For more information please refer to the official United States Court of Appeals
announcement and to the Pro Bono Counsel Plan.


  • NAPABA Lobby Day and Leadership Workshop - May 22-24, 2017

NAPABA Lobby Day 2017 will be held in Washington, D.C., from May 22-23, 2017. NAPABA members from across the country to educate members of Congress and congressional staffers on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American community. Learn more here.

Lobby Day Deadlines

Stipend Applications | Deadline: March 22
The stipend application can be found on the Lobby Day registration form

Register for Lobby Day | Deadline: April 12

For more information and to register for Lobby Day, visit NAPABA'swebsite.

Register for the Leadership Workshop | Deadline: April 12

This pilot program follows NAPABA's Lobby Day and seeks to empower mid- to senior-level NAPABA members with the leadership tools necessary to reach and succeed at the highest levels of profession. To learn more about the Leadership Workshop and to apply, click here

  • Northeast Regional Conference - September 8-10, 2017

Save the Date for the NAPABA Northeast Regional Conferencehosted by APABA-PA, in Philadelphia, PA.  More details to come. 

  • 2017 NAPABA Convention - Save the Date - November 2-5, 2017

For more information on how to submit a program proposal, please visit NAPABA's

Call for Programs  page.  The Call for Programs will close on March 20, 2017 at 5 p.m. EDT.  NAPABA is also looking for speakers interested in serving on a CLE panel at the 2017 NAPABA Convention.  Lend your expertise and add your name to the speaker database!  For more information and to join please visit the Call for Speakers

page.  Have an idea for a plenary topic?  For more information and to submit an idea, please visit NAPABA's Call for Plenary Topics page.

KALAGNY's board member, Eve Guillergan (, co-chairs NAPABA's Solo Small Law Firm Network, and may be e-mailed with topic ideas.  

KALAGNY Officers

Bridgette Ahn, President
Eun Chong (EJ) Thorsen, Executive VP
Karen Kim, VP of Memberships
Iris Jun, Treasurer
Jay H. Min, Secretary

KALAGNY Governors

Dan Cho
Eve Cho Guillergan
Edward Lee
Gene Kang
J. John Kim
Yosef Lee
Chul Pak
Maria Park
Suyon Yi
Kenneth K. Yoon

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