September 12, 2017

Summary of KALAGNY'S Upcoming Events 

  • 2017 Annual New Jersey Picnic (September 16, 2017)
  • 2017 Annual Flushing/Long Island Dinner (September 19, 2017)
  • KALAGNY at AABANY Fall Conference (September 23, 2017)

Other Announcements

  • Volunteer Opportunity at MinKwon Center for Community Action
  • Womankind (formerly the New York Asian Women’s Center) Seeks Law Clerks


Our Annual New Jersey Picnic - This Saturday, September 16!
Event Chair: 
Gene Kang

On September 16, our New Jersey committee will be hosting its annual picnic at Carpenter's Grove Park in Fort Lee, New Jersey, right on the Hudson River, with a beautiful view of New York and the George Washington Bridge. Join us and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with fellow KALAGNY members and eat Korean BBQ.  Families and children are welcome!

The Picnic will be held at Carpenter's Grove, in Fort Lee, NJ (directions), on Saturday, September 16 (12:00 PM).  You can RSVP by clicking here.

Join us at KALAGNY’s Annual Flushing/Long Island Dinner!
- September 19, 2017

Event Chairs: Suyon Yi and Laurence Han

KALAGNY cordially invites you to join us for our annual Flushing / Long Island Dinner on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 7:00- 9:00 p.m.  This year, we'll meet at Butcher’s Cut BBQ (146-13 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, Queens), located on Northern Boulevard between 147th and 146th Streets, across from Burger King. 

Lot parking is available behind the restaurant, which is also a 9 minute walk from the Murray Hill stop on the Port Washington Line (you must be in one of the last 4 cars on the train).

The annual dinner is complimentary for KALAGNY dues-paid members; $40 for non-members.  Space is strictly limited to 40 guests, with priority given to dues-paid members.  Please RSVP by clicking here

KALAGNY at AABANY’s Fall Conference – September 23, 2017

The Asian American Bar Association of New York’s 8th Annual Fall Conference will take place on September 23, 2017 at Fordham Law School.

This year, KALAGNY President Karen Kim is chairing a panel discussion among leading Asian Pacific American women in the public sector in New York.  The discussion will be moderated by KALAGNY’s Executive VP, EJ Thorsen, and the panelists will include the Honorable Judy H. Kim, a member of KALAGNY’s Board of Governors.

KALAGNY will also host a panel, chaired by our member James Y. Lee, that will examine the wide-ranging effects of the Supreme Court’s holdings on jurisdictional issues in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California.  The panelists will include the general counsel of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

See below and click on the links for more details of AABANY Fall Conference events featuring KALAGNY members.

Click here to register.  All conference events take place on September 23.

Bootcamp: Road to the Bench: Review of the Application, the Interview, and Getting Endorsements, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Speakers:  The Honorable Judy H. Kim, New York City Criminal Court Judge, New York County, the Honorable Donald Leo, New York City Criminal Court Judge, Kings County; the Honorable Lillian Wan, New York City Family Court Judge, Kings County

Moderator: The Honorable Peggy Kuo, Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of New York

Redefining Personal Jurisdiction Post-Bristol-Myers, 10:45 a.m- 12:15 p.m.  (NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice, Transitional/Non-Transitional)

Speakers:  Sandra Leung, General Counsel, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.; Anand Agneshwar, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP; Mark Hsu, Partner, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP

Program Chair and Moderator: James Y. Lee, Associate, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP

Trailblazing APA Women in the Public Sector, 2:15 p.m.- 3:45 p.m. 
Program Chair
: Karen Kim

Speakers:  The Honorable Judy H. Kim, Civil Court of the City of New York; Professor Elaine M. Chiu, St. John’s University School of Law, Director, Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development; Anju Malhotra, Senior Assistant District Attorney, Kings County

Moderator: Eun Chong (EJ) Thorsen, Partner, Vishnick McGovern Milizio, LLP

GC (General Counsel) Roundtable: Leading Change Through Example, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.  (NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Ethics and Professionalism, Non-Transitional Only)

SpeakersMichael J. Rhee, Vice President and General Counsel, The Durst Organization; Kelly Koyama, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Marc Jacobs International, LLC; LaTanya Langley, General Counsel, BIC44

Moderator: Lawrence G. Wee, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP


MinKwon Center for Community Action -
Mentorship Opportunity!

The MinKwon Center for Community Action ( is looking for attorneys with experience in immigration, employment, or housing law to be part of its Legal Mentorship Network.  Success in the legal field is often attributed to having the right mentors at the right time, and the mentorship network is an excellent opportunity to continue passing this along while giving back to the community.

In the past year, MinKwon provided social and legal services to over 5,500 community members and obtained almost $7 million in benefits and legal awards for clients.  By being a mentor, you can help MinKwon's attorneys continue to have an outsized impact on the community!  

If you are interested and have experience in immigration, employment or housing law, or know someone who does, please contact Chul Pak at


Womankind (f.k.a. the New York Asian Women's Center) Seeks Law Clerks

Womankind (formerly the New York Asian Women’s Center) helps individuals overcome domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking by providing a safe haven through multilingual support programs and shelter services, assisting clients with immigration relief to break the power and control of their abusers and empowering them to govern their own lives.

Womankind’s legal department seeks interns to work with domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking survivors in related areas of immigration law.  More information on the internship can be found here (pdf).  Applicants should email their resume and cover letter to the legal services manager, Yanfei Shen, at  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

KALAGNY members can view our many other current job postings by logging in on our website or by clicking


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