Happy Holidays from KALAGNY!
Above: KALAGNY's Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner, at NYU School of Law on November 23, 2016
Don't forget to register for our annual holiday party on December 13, 2016 at Ichi Cellar. Come out for great food and an open bar! No admission charge for dues paid members, $35 per person for non-member. Confirm if you are a dues paid member by logging on to our membership portal. Sign up here to become a dues paid member.
Re-Launches (2016 - 2017)
Congratulations to the mentoring program committee on re-launching KALAGNY's mentoring program, for the 2016-2017 year. Please learn about the program here! Mentoring program participants must be dues paid members of KALAGNY in order to participate. We encourage program participants to reach out their mentoring groups, so that we may make the program a tremendous success!
Citizenship for Adoptees: the Plight of Adopted Koreans in America and of Adam Crapser
Adam Crapser is an adoptee from Korea, who is facing deportation, and his story is, unfortunately, not unique. In late October 2016, an immigration judge ruled against relief that would have enabled Adam to stay in the United States, and Adam will likely be deported. KALAGNY expresses its disappointment with the latest outcome, and we convey our deepest support to the Korean-American adoptee community. Please read more about Adam on our advocacy page.
Congratulations to the Honorable Doris Ling-Cohan Who Was Nominated to Run on the Democratic Ticket for Supreme Court
Earlier Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY) expressed its disappointment with a September 1, 2016 New York Post article reporting on the alleged results of a judicial screening panel. The article reported that Justice Doris Ling-Cohan had not been approved to run on the Democratic ticket for New York Supreme Court. KALAGNY stood behind Justice Doris Ling-Cohan and urged the Democratic Party to re-form a new panel to re-evaluate the Justice’s qualifications for serving on the Court. Even though the Manhattan Democrats' Judiciary Committee declined to endorse an amended report issued by the screening panel, Justice Ling Cohan was nominated to run on the Democratic ticket. We thank the Manhattan Democrats, Hon. Keith Wright, and the screening panel for their service.
A link to our PR Web press release is here.
For more information, please follow our advocacy page.
Honoring the Survivors & Breaking News: Korea and Japan Settle Dispute
Over Comfort Women Issue
The Glendale Comfort Women Peace Monument
Korea and Japan have resolved their dispute over the "Comfort Women" issue. As part of the resolution, Japan offered a public apology and a one-billion yen ($8.3 million) compensation to Korean women who were forced to work in Japanese brothels during WWII. Read more here and here.
KALAGNY has played an integral part in the ongoing open discussion about this atrocity faced by the "Comfort Women." We hope to educate our members and our community so as to prevent any like incidents from arising in the future.
Get Your Complimentary NAPABA Membership
*KALAGNY is an affiliate of NAPABA.
Membership Information and Changes
Effective June 15, 2015, each Affiliate and National Associate member must activate his/her NAPABA membership in order to take advantage of NAPABA membership benefits, including event registration discounts and voting in officer elections. Members may activate their membership at any time. Go to KALAGNY's membership section to learn more information. More information here.
For photos and highlights of 2016
programs and events, click here.
KALAGNY Ethics CLE
December 12, 2016
December 13, 2016
KALAGNY Board Meeting
January 9, 2017
KALAGNY Litigation Committee Meeting
January 16, 2017
KALAGNY Robing Ceremony - TBA
January 18, 2016
KALAGNY Litigation Committee Meeting (TBD)
March 13, 2017
All dates are subject to change. Contact
your committee or program chair(s)
for up-to-date information.
December 8, 2016
December 3, 2016
December 5, 2016