October 2018     ANNOUNCEMENTS 


KALAGNY's Upcoming Events

  • Annual Partners/In-House Golf Outing (October 1)
  • Pro Bono Clinics (October 2 and November 6)
  • Korean Day Parade (October 6)
  • Mentorship Program Kickoff Reception (October 10)
  • Network of Bar Leaders to Induct Bridgette Ahn as President and Eve Guillergan as Legislative Liaison (October 11)
  • Annual Flushing/Long Island Dinner (October 16)
  • CLE:  Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace (October 17)
  • CLE:  Real Estate Fraud and Title Claims (October 24)
  • 2nd Annual Writing Workshop (October 25)
  • Career Development Workshop: "Do What You Love: Creating a Thriving and Fulfilling Career" (October 29)
  • CLE: Due Diligence and Residential Real Estate Contracts - Overview (Oct. 30)
  • CLE: Due Diligence and Residential Real Estate Contracts - Addressing the First Time Asian Buyer or Seller (November 1)
  • 2nd Annual Veterans and Military Networking Event (November 5)
  • Panel and Networking Event:  Doing Business in Korea (November 7)
Other Announcements
  • Call for Nominations for KALAGNY's 2019 Gala Honorees
  • NAPABA Officer Election Results and New Call for Nominees
  • 2nd Annual MON Karaoke Showdown Results
  • KALAGNY Hosts Its 2nd Annual In-House/Partners Golf Outing
  • KALAGNY at the 2018 Korean Day Parade
  • Thanks from the Mentorship Program Co-Chairs for a Great Program Kickoff Reception!
  • Thanks for Joining Us at Our Annual Flushing/Long Island Dinner!
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Assoc. (MCCA) Diversity Gala (Oct. 3)
  • NAPABA Elections (Oct. 9) and KALAGNY Endorsements
  • MinKwon Center for Community Action Annual Gala (Oct. 18)
  • MOI'M Red Carpet 2018 (Oct. 20)
  • NYS Office of the Attorney General Recruitment Event (Oct. 24)
  • Korean American Civic Engagement (KACE) Annual Gala (Oct. 25)
  • NK Human Rights Information Session and Networking Event (Oct. 25)
  • Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce 2018 Gala (Oct. 25)
  • KCS 45th Anniversary Gala (Nov. 2)
  • Voices of the Outstanding 50: On Mentorship (Nov. 7)
  • Job Postings


Manhattan and Queens Pro Bono Clinics

Tuesday, October 2 and Tuesday, November 6
Clinics Chair: Suyon Yi

KALAGNY's pro bono clinics are held in Manhattan and Queens on the first Tuesday of every month, from 7-9 PM.  The next clinics will take place on November 6, 2018 at the locations listed below. 

Please spread the word to family, friends and neighbors in need of legal counsel.  A Korean-language flyer describing our services can be found here (pdf).

  • 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)

For more information, including on how to volunteer, please go to "Pro Bono Clinics" on the left sidebar on our home page or simply click here.

March with KALAGNY at the K-Town Korea Day Parade!
Saturday, October 6

Take part in one of our fondest traditions by marching beside the KALAGNY banner at the Korea Day Parade TOMORROW (Saturday, Oct. 6), starting at 11 a.m. in Manhattan's K-town!  Come for the Parade, join the celebration of Koreans and Korean culture past and present and then join us for lunch! 

Kindly RSVP here so we'll know you'll be joining us - rain or shine!  The parade group will meet at the northwest corner of 38th Street and 6th Avenue (in front of Alma Bank/Soupman).  We'll also send the details to everyone who RSVPs in time for the event.

We are also looking for a few fantastic volunteers to be the face of KALAGNY at our Korea Day booth.  Please let us know in the comments section of your RSVP (at the link above) if you'll be helping out.  Hope to see you there!

2018-19 Mentorship Program Registration and Kickoff Reception

Extended Program Registration Deadline:  Sunday, October 7
Kickoff Reception: Wednesday, October 10

A Message from Program Chairs John Kim and Julie Cho:

Hello to all. 
The registration deadline for KALAGNY's 2018-19 Mentorship Program has been extended to Sunday, October 7.   We are excited for another year with both new and returning participants Forming mentor-mentee bonds is a long-term commitment, and will create lasting benefits.

This year's Program begins with a reception on Wednesday, October 10.  Be sure to register for the Program and RSVP separately for the reception.   

  • Registration:  Please click here to REGISTER for the Program by no later than October 7, 2018 Please note that participants from previous years must re-register for this year's Program.
  • Kickoff Reception:  The Mentorship Committee invites all of the Mentorship Program's registered participants to participate in the Annual Kickoff Reception on Wednesday, October 10, 6:30-9:00 p.m., at the offices of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP (250 W. 55th St., Manhattan).  The Kickoff Reception is a fun opportunity to begin to build the mentor-mentee relationship right off the bat, and we ask that all Program participants make every effort to attend. 

Please RSVP HERE for the Kickoff Reception no later than Monday, October 8 at 5:00 p.m. We look forward to meeting all of this year's mentors and mentees at the Kickoff!

Network of Bar Leaders Installation Ceremony: Bridgette Ahn, President and Eve Guillergan, Legislative Liaison

Thursday, Oct. 11

KALAGNY Leadership Advisory Committee Presiding Chair and immediate past President Bridgette Ahn has been elected President of the Network of Bar Leaders (NoBL), a coalition of 50 diverse member bar associations dedicated to bringing together the leadership of the diverse bar associations of the greater New York metropolitan area.  KALAGNY Governor Eve Guillergan will also be serving NoBL during the 2018-2019 term, as its Legislative Liaison. 

This year's NoBL Installation Ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 11, 6-8 p.m. at the Museum of Korean American Heritage (MOKAH, 149 W. 24th St., 6th Fl.).  The installation will be conducted by the Honorable George B. Daniels, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the Keynote Speaker will be Barbara D. Underwood, Attorney General of the State of New York.

Please click here to see the invitation.  Click HERE to RSVP for the event.

KALAGNY’s Annual Flushing/Long Island Dinner

Tuesday, October 16
Event Chair:  Suyon Yi

KALAGNY cordially invites you to our annual Flushing/Long Island Dinner on Tuesday, October 16, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at Butcher’s Cut BBQ in Flushing, Queens (146-13 Northern Blvd., between 146th and 147th, 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 LIRR Port Washington Line (you must be in one of the last 4 cars of the train).

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

CLE: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Wednesday, Oct. 17 (Credit: 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias)
Event Chair:  Margaret Ling

On Wednesday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m., KALAGNY and AABANY's Real Estate, Solo & Small Firm and Labor & Employment Law Committees will present a CLE discussion on diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  The event takes place at Flushing Bank in New Hyde Park (map) and includes a networking portion.  Light refreshments will be served.  Click here to see the event flyer (pdf).

Please contact Margaret Ling at margaret.ling@aabany.org for more information.

CLE: Taking a Bite of the Big Apple - Real Estate Fraud and Title Claims
Wednesday, Oct. 24 (Credit: 1.0 Professional Practice)
Event Chair:  Margaret Ling

Join KALAGNY and AABANY's Real Estate and Solo & Small Firm Committees on Wednesday, October 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Flushing Bank's Manhattan office on 99 Park Avenue (map) for a CLE panel discussion on real estate fraud and title claims.  Click here for the event flyer and a list of speakers (pdf)

Please contact Margaret Ling at margaret.ling@aabany.org to RSVP for this event.

Second Annual Writing Workshop  *WAITLIST ONLY*
Thursday, October 25

Event Chairs: Christopher Bae and
Jay Min

PLEASE NOTE: the Writing Workshop is at full capacity - any new registrants will be placed on a waitlist (dues-paid KALAGNY members will have priority).  If you previously registered and can no longer attend, please let us know at kalagny@gmail.com as soon as possible.

On Thursday, October 25, join KALAGNY and a distinguished panel at Fordham Law School (map) for a workshop and discussion aimed at developing critical writing skills for practicing litigators.  After a short reception (starting at 6:30 p.m.), participants will take a guided tour of the packet materials before concluding with a panel discussion featuring three important perspectives.  Topics will include common pitfalls and helpful tips for composing your briefs, memos, letters, e-mails, and much more! 

Distinguished Panelists:

  • Judge Denny Chin, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Jin Hee Lee, Deputy Director of Litigation, NAACP's Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.
  • Professor Ted Neustadt, Legal Writing Professor and Associate Director of Legal Writing, Fordham University School of Law (*Professor Neustadt has kindly agreed to join the panel in place of Professor Thomas Lee, who could not join us due to a scheduling conflict.)

Please click here to join the waitlist.

*This workshop is co-sponsored by the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), the Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA), Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA-NJ), Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York (FALA New York), Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York (HALANY), Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA), New York County Lawyers Association Asian Practice Section (NYCLA), Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA) and South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY).

Career Development Workshop - "Do What You Love: Creating a Thriving and Fulfilling Career"

Monday, October 29

Join us on Monday, October 29, 6:30 p.m. at the offices of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP (600 Lexington Ave., 8th Fl.) for a career development workshop that focuses on the question: How can we create a thriving and fulfilling career doing what we love? Led by career coach, podcast host, author, and lawyer (and KALAGNY member) Celina Lee, this program is designed to help you identify your core values and gain clarity in your goals so you can make positive progress in your career.  Click here (pdf) for a more detailed description of the program and Celina’s full bio.

If you wish to attend this program, please click here to register.  Special thanks to KALAGNY Governor James Lee and his firm, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, for hosting this event!

CLE:  Please Don't Sign the Contracts Yet -
Due Diligence and Residential Real Estate Contracts

Tuesday, October 30 (Ncredit: 1.0 ethics)
Event Chair:  Margaret Ling

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., KALAGNY, AABANY's Real Estate and Solo and Small Firm Committees and Big Apple Abstract will present a CLE on aspects of due diligence when entering into residential real estate contracts.  The CLE will take place at Flushing Bank in Queens (164-20 Northern Blvd., Flushing).

Please see this flyer (pdf) for more details and click here for the registration link.  Please contact Margaret Ling, Co-Chair, AABANY Real Estate Committee, at margaret.ling@aabany.org with any questions.

CLE Due Diligence and Residential Real Estate Contracts - Addressing the First Time Asian Purchaser and Seller

Thursday, Nov. 1 (NY credits: 1 ethics + 1 skills; NJ credits: 1 ethics + 1 general)
Event Chair:  Margaret Ling

In this networking and CLE event on Thursday November 1 at 5:30 p.m., a panel of experts will discuss the due diligence required before a residential contract (for a house, condominium including resale and new construction, or cooperative) is signed, and prior to closing of the transaction.  Specific attention will be directed to representation of foreign Asian purchasers and sellers, and ethical considerations will be highlighted.  The program will begin with a networking reception and buffet followed by the panel discussion. 

The program will be hosted by the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) at 14 Vesey Street in Manhattan (map).  The networking reception is co-sponsored by KALAGNY; the Asian American Bar Association of new York (AABANY); Big Apple Abstract Corp; Bank of America; and Merrill Lynch.  NYCLA’s Asian Practice Committee and NYCLA’s Solo and Small Law Firm Committee are co-sponsors of the CLE program.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Margaret Ling at margaret.ling@aabany.org.

2nd Annual Veterans & Military Networking Event - "Diversity in the Military: Then and Now"

Monday, November 5

Please join us at KALAGNY's 2nd Annual Veterans & Military Networking Event on Monday, November 5, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Museum of Korean American Heritage (MoKAH) (149 W. 24th St., 6th Fl., Manhattan).  Through this annual event, KALAGNY hopes to expand and strengthen a network of and for our veteran and military members.  The event also provides an opportunity to spotlight and thank each of our veteran and military members and their families for their service and sacrifice.  This year, the event includes two networking sessions and a panel discussion on "Diversity in the Military: Then and Now."  Click here to see the event flyer (pdf).

Our gracious panelists:

  • Moderator: Sung H. Hwang, Venable LLP, Partner and U.S. Army Reserve, JAG, Major
  • Barbara St. Martin Cho, Korean American Vietnam War Veterans of NJ and NY at Fort Lee, Foreign Affairs Director and U.S. Air Force, Sergeant
  • Andrew T. Hahn, Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP, Partner and General Counsel and U.S. Army, JAG, Captain
  • Darol Tucker, Brooklyn Local Taxpayer Advocate and U.S. Army, First Sergeant, Ret.

Please click here to RSVP no later than Thursday, November 1.  As space is limited, priority will be given to veteran and military members of the participating bar associations. Each attending veteran and military member may bring up to two veteran and military guests (including non-lawyers). All attendees - including guests - must register at the RSVP link provided above.

*This year's event is co-sponsored by Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY),  Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA-NJ),  Dominican Bar Association (DBA),  Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York (FALA New York),  Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York (HALANY),  LGBT Bar of New York (LeGaL),  Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA),  Network of Bar Leaders (NoBL),  New York City Bar Military Affairs and Justice Committee (NYC Bar),  New York County Lawyers Association and its Asian Practice Section (NYCLA), and Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA). (Additional co-sponsoring bar associations to be announced.)

*This year's event is co-sponsored by Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY),  Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA-NJ),  Dominican Bar Association (DBA),  Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York (FALA New York),  Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York (HALANY),  LGBT Bar of New York (LeGaL),  Network of Bar Leaders (NoBL),  New York City Bar Military Affairs and Justice Committee (NYC Bar),  New York County Lawyers Association and its Asian Practice Section (NYCLA), and Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA). (Additional co-sponsoring bar associations to be announced.)

Doing Business in Korea: What You and Your Client Need to Know
Wednesday, November 7

On Wednesday, November 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., KALAGNY will join with attorneys from Lee & Ko’s Seoul office to host a presentation on doing business in Korea.  Topics will include entity formation, foreign direct investment, employment and labor, antitrust and litigation in Korean courts.  The presentation will be followed by a networking reception.  The event will take place at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP’s midtown offices (150 E. 42nd St. #23).  Light food and beverages will be served. 

For more information on the event and the speakers, please see the event flyer here (pdf).  To RSVP for the event, please click here.


2018-19 Mentorship Program Off to a Great Start!

A message from Mentorship Program Co-Chairs John Kim and Julie Cho:

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Mentorship Program Kickoff Reception!  We would like to thank Arnold & Porter for hosting us at their beautiful office, and in particular, Susan L. Shin, and our awesome impromptu speakers - Andy Hahn and Sam Kwon!  Thank you to Susan, Andy, and Sam for sharing about mentoring and your mentorship experience.

We look forward to everyone's active participation and commitment to this year's program!  Please feel free to reach out with any questions or suggestions.

Another Year, Another Great Flushing/Long Island Dinner!

KALAGNY held its annual Flushing/Long Island Dinner last week at Butcher’s Cut BBQ in Flushing, Queens.  Thanks to Suyon Yi and Lawrence Han for organizing another successful dinner, bringing together our Flushing and Long Island members for great food and even better company!  And thanks to Butcher's Cut BBQ for hosting!

KALAGNY Gala Honorees:  Call for Nominations

(Deadline: November 16, 2018)

KALAGNY is seeking nominations for outstanding leaders in the legal community to be recognized at KALAGNY's 33rd Anniversary Gala, which will take place on June 20, 2019.  KALAGNY invites you to submit an application on behalf of individuals with notable professional achievements and involvement in the Korean American community and/or the broader Asian American community.

If you would like to nominate a candidate for KALAGNY's consideration, please
click here to complete and submit the nomination application.


The deadline to submit nominations is November 16, 2018.  

Please visit KALAGNY's website and click on the respective Gala year (see menu column) for information on past honorees and their bios.  If you have any questions, please email kalagny@gmail.com with "Gala Nominations" in the subject line.

NAPABA 2018 Officer Election Results and New Call for Nominations (Deadline: Nov. 22, 2018)

KALAGNY congratulates the newly-elected officers of the NAPABA Board of Governors for 2018-19:

  •  President-Elect | Bonnie Lee Wolf
  •  VP for Finance and Development | Courtney Fong (*see note below)
  •  VP for Membership |  Alen Hsu
  •  VP for Programs and Operations | Charles Jung
  •  VP for Communications | Avanti Bakane
  •  Treasurer | Gary Zhao
  •  Secretary | Jeffrey Javinar

The new officers will be sworn into office at NAPABA’s 30th Anniversary Gala at the 2018 NAPABA Convention in November.

*Note:  Courtney Fong has withdrawn his candidacy for Vice President for Finance and Development due to a NAPABA by-law permitting only three members from the same region to serve as officers. Read his statement here.

The NAPABA Nominating and Elections Committee is accepting nominations for Vice President for Finance and Development for the 2018-19 term.  For more information regarding this position and to submit a nomination click here.  The deadline is Oct. 22 at 5pm ET/2pm PT. The timeline for the special election is as follows:

Oct. 22, 2018 | Nominations may be submitted until 5pm ET.

Oct. 24, 2018 | Vice President for Finance and Development candidates announced and endorsements accepted.

Oct. 25, 2018 | Election ballot will be distributed to eligible voters by email. (Members must have joined or renewed by July 1, 2018, to be eligible to vote.)

Nov. 1, 2018 | Candidate endorsements may continue to be submitted until 12pm ET on this date. Votes must be cast by 9pm ET on this date in order to be counted.

Nov. 2, 2018 | Election results will be announced.

Questions or concerns may be directed to elections@napaba.org.

Team KALAGNY Brings Home the Trophy - Again!
Event Chair:  Iris Jun

Thank you to everyone who came out to the fabulously no-holds-barred 2nd Annual Minus One Noraebang Karaoke Showdown, and congratulations to Team KALAGNY, the undefeated champions!!

A special shoutout to our esteemed judges - the Hon. Judy Kim, the Hon. Carlo Abad, and the Hon. Anthony Cannatoro - for making all the tough calls.  And cheers to all of the amazing singers: Team FALA New York's Josh Versoza, Connie Montoya, Vincent Roldan, Ariel Risinger, June Casalmir, and Anna Mercado Clark and Team KALAGNY's Robert Shin, Michael Hong, Paul Jang, Erin Millender, Diana Sur, and Iris Jun.

Many thanks also to our event chair, Iris Jun, our emcees, Karen Kim and Noel Vales, and of course, to FALA New York for inspiring us to bring our 'A' game.  Finally, a special thank you to our generous event sponsors, Federated National Land and Esquire Deposition Solutions, and our location sponsor, Karaoke City.

Hope to see everyone at next year's Showdown (can we say "Threepeat"?)! 

KALAGNY Hosts Its 2nd Annual
Partners/In-House Golf Outing!

KALAGNY's 2nd Annual Partners/In-House Golf Outing was a huge success. We raised over $5,000 for the Han C. Choi Scholarship Fund and had a blast doing it.  Thank you again to our sponsors: Advantage Title, Womble Bond Dickinson, Pashman Stein (John Kim), Wilson Sonsini (Chul Pak), Troutman Sanders, Kaufman Dolowich Voluck and our 32 players.  Click here (in Korean) to see the event noted in the Korea Times.

Special thanks to Kevin Lyn (Womble Bond Dickinson), A.B. Cruz III (USAA) and Anne Lee Benedict (Summit Materials) who joined us from out of state, and to our wonderful Golf Outing Host Committee Chairs, Wilbur Kim (Pfizer), John Kim (Pashman Stein) and Michael Yim (Putney Twombley).  Thanks also to Julie Se (Morgan Stanley), Michael Lewis (Bolla Oil), Jane Kauh (Deutsche Bank), Michael Rhee (The Durst Organization), Young Lee (MacKay Shields) and Dillon Kim (Sandoz).

And finally, congratulations to our Golf Outing winners!

  • Best Team: David Choi, Chris Chan, David Altman, and Gene Kang
  • Individual Men's: Joe Willen 
  • Individual Women's: Julie Kang
  • Long Drive: Kevin D. Kim
  • Closest to the Pin: Andrew Chung

KALAGNY at the 2018 Korean Day Parade!

On Saturday, October 6, KALAGNY joined community organizations and other groups in the Korean Day Parade, an annual event in New York celebrating Korean culture.  KALAGNY marched in the parade, which has become an annual tradition for KALAGNY, and held a booth to promote our monthly Pro Bono Clinics in Manhattan and Flushing.

Thanks to everyone who joined us in the march (EJ Thorsen, Sean Thorsen, Maria Park, Michael Yap, James Lee, Inie Park, Sully King Park, Karen Kim and Christopher Bae) and to our booth volunteers (Jimmy Kang, Sooim Shin and Cecelia Kim).  Former KALAGNY President Bridgette Ahn and KALAGNY Board Member Chul Pak served as Marshals. 

If you are interested in volunteering at our Pro Bono Clinics, please reach out to us at kalagny@gmail.com!

Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) 2018 Diversity Gala
Wednesday, October 3

In conjunction with their Creating Pathways to Diversity┬« Conference,the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) is holding its annual Diversity Gala at the American Museum of Natural History (map) on October 3, 2018.  The funds raised from the Diversity Gala support MCCA’s research, conferences and professional development programming throughout the year. The Gala features an elegant networking reception and an awards program honoring individuals, corporate legal departments and law firms championing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Click here to register
and to learn more about the Diversity Gala.

MinKwon Center's Annual Gala

Thursday, October 18

The MinKwon Center for Community Action's 34th Annual Gala will take place on Thursday, October 18 at Dae Dong Manor in Flushing (150-24 Northern Blvd). 
This year's Standing Up for Justice Award honorees will be the Korean American Sanctuary Church Network and the Deutsche Bank Community Development Finance Group. 

Click here for sponsorship information and to purchase tickets.

MOI'M Red Carpet 2018
Saturday, October 20

MOI'M, a Korean nonprofit creative networking organization, invites you to MOI’M Red Carpet, their biennial signature event. On Saturday, October 20, from 8 p.m. to midnight at Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway), MOI’M Red Carpet 2018 will present a lavish and elegant Hollywood night in NYC, open to anyone with an interest in Korean culture.  Celebrate and make cherished memories with accomplished Korean professionals and students. Inspire and be inspired by other New Yorkers who share a passion for doing what they love. 

The event program includes a special guest speaker, a live auction, icebreakers and games, and additional time for networking.  MOI’M Red Carpet’s dress code is Cocktail Dress/Dress to Impress.  For more details, visit the MOI’M Red Carpet 2018 event site or the Facebook Event Page.

MOI’M is offering discounted tickets to KALAGNY members who use the following promotional codes to purchase tickets

  • code MOIMCO1020 for General Admission tickets, which include a 4-hour open bar and a 3-hour hors d’oeuvres buffet, standing only: 
    $140 per ticket with discount code (or $175 full price)
  • code MOIMCO1020_VIP for VIP Admission, which includes entry to an exclusive VIP bar, 4 hours of open bar and a 3-course seated dinner: 
    $300 per ticket with discount code (or $600 full price).

Click here to purchase tickets.  Please note that ticket quantities are limited, so register early to get your tickets before they sell out!

NYS Office of the Attorney General Fall Recruitment Event
Wednesday, October 24

The New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) will host a fall recruitment event on Wednesday, October 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the OAG's Manhattan offices at 28 Liberty Street, 16th Floor (map).  The program features a welcome by Attorney General Barbara Underwood, followed by a panel discussion and table talk session.  The
event will provide an opportunity to engage with attorneys from each of the OAG's practice bureaus/divisions and to learn more about the OAG's work.

RSVP is required to attend.  Links to the event flyer and registration can be found by clicking here.  Please note that OAG attorneys must be US citizens, admitted to the NYS bar and NYS residents.  If you have questions regarding these qualifications or about the event, please contact OAG Legal Recruitment (recruitment@ag.ny.gov or 212.416.8080).

Korean American Civic Empowerment Annual Gala
Thursday, October 25

Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) will host its 24th Annual Gala on Thursday, October 25 at
Dae Dong Manor in Flushing (150-24 Northern Blvd).  This year's Gala theme is "Protecting and Advocating for Immigrant Communities."  Click here for registration and sponsorship information.

North Korean Human Rights Information Session and Networking Event
Thursday, October 25

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UN’s Declaration of Human Rights and the 73rd UN General Assembly, PSCORE, a Seoul-based NGO focused on human rights in North Korea, invites American lawyers as well as Korean American community members to an event to raise awareness of human rights issues in North Korea and form a professional network in the U.S.  The Executive Chairman of PSCORE, Taehoon Kim (former head judge of the Seoul District Court), will be in attendance.  The event takes place on Thursday, October 25, 6:30 p.m. at the Manhattan office of Kim Song & Associates PLLC (16 W. 32nd St, Rm. 607).  A light dinner and refreshments will be served.

For more information, please see the event flyer here (pdf).  RSVP by email to: ashley.song@songnlaw.com.  Please note that today (Oct. 19) is the final day to RSVP.

Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala

Thursday, October 25

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce invites you its 2018 Gala, “Banking on Flushing," on Thursday, October 25, 6-8 p.m., at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel (135-20 39th Ave, Flushing).  The event will honor the memory of the late Franklin F. Regan, Jr. with a community leadership award named after him.  NYC Public Advocate Letitia James will be the keynote speaker, and honorees will include Dr. Mesook Hyun and the Esther Ha Foundation; Pauline Huang, Founder & President of United Commerce Services and Chairperson of the Queens Botanical Garden; and Dr. Jack Eichenbaum, Queens Borough Historian and Board Member of the Queens Historical Society.

To purchase tickets, click here.  Gala sponsorship and advertising opportunities can be found here (pdf). 

KCS 45th Anniversary Gala

Friday, November 2

Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York (KCS) is hosting its 45th Anniversary Gala on November 2, 2018 at Ziegfeld Ballroom.  This year's theme, “Building our Legacy: Health and Wellness,” will highlight KCS's success with its clients, generous donors and community partners.  Dr. Richard Park, Founder/CEO of CityMD Urgent Care will be the keynote speaker. He will be joined by honorees Commissioner Donna Corrado, Madam Borough President Melinda Katz and Dr. Chau Trinh-Shevrin.  Click here to purchase tickets.

Voices of the Outstanding 50:  On Mentorship
Wednesday, November 7

What are the characteristics of a good mentor and, more specifically, the right mentor for you, and what are the components of a successful mentoring relationship?  On Wednesday, November 17, 6:00-8:45 p.m., at Microsoft's Manhattan Flagship Store (677 5th Ave., 7th Fl.) a distinguished panel will address these questions while covering all aspects of mentorship, what to look for, questions to ask, getting the timing right, and what to expect: the positives and negatives.

Moderator:  Betty Ng, CEO of Inspiring Diversity

Guest Speakers:  Don H. Liu, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal & Risk Officer, Target;  Jyoti Chopra, Senior Vice President and Global Lead for diversity and inclusion, Pearson Plc.

For more information, please see the event flyer here (pdf). Click here to RSVP.


KALAGNY members can view the full details and contact information for the following featured postings and our many other current job postings by logging in on our website or clicking here.

Featured Postings: 

  • A New York City law school is hiring adjunct faculty for courses in Negotiation, Counseling and Interviewing and Pre-Trial Adjudication.
  • A Queens pro bono legal services organization seeks a Consumer Debt/Bankruptcy Staff Attorney (paid position).
  • A New Jersey employment law boutique seeks a Junior (2-5 years) Associate and a Senior (6-8 years) Associate, as well as an Employment Law Counseling Associate
  • A legal research service in Washington, DC under the auspices of the U.S. government seeks a Legislative Attorney to analyze legal questions related to health law in particular and American public law generally.

  • A Bronx-based personal injury boutique firm, focusing on workers' claims, seeks Associates with litigation experience and preferably strong trial experience.

  • A non-profit organization in Washington, DC is hiring a Director for its Law School Engagement & Advocacy division.  The position has a strong focus on advocating in support of preserving the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program and managing a broad coalition in support of the non-profit organization.

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