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Happy New Year from KALAGNY!

Above: KALAGNY's Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner, at NYU School of Law on November 23, 2016

Thanks to those of you who joined our annual holiday party on December 13, 2016 at Ichi Cellar! See some photos from our Holiday event here.  Thanks also to those who joined us at our pre-Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Eve at New York University School of Law.   We wish you a truly wonderful 2017!  See our New Year's message here.

Save the Date for 

KALAGNY's 31st Anniversary Gala - June 15, 2017 

Please save Thursday, June 15, 2017 for our 31st Anniversary Gala at Capitale in the Bowery.  We are also now taking volunteers to join the 2017 Gala Committee.  To sign up for the Gala Committee, please click here.  Our first Gala Committee meeting will be on the evening of January 19, 2017.      

KALAGNY Congratulates the Honorable Judy Kim on Becoming the First Korean American Elected to a Judicial Position in the State of New York

We are pleased to announce that our member, the Honorable Judy Kim has been elected to serve on the New York Civil Court (4th Municipal Court District).  Judge Kim is the first Korean American elected to a judicial position in the State of New York.  Currently, Judge Kim is an associate counsel in the Legal Division at the New York Liquidation Bureau (Liquidation Bureau). The Liquidation Bureau is a quasi-state agency that assists the Superintendent of Financial Services of the State of New York in his capacity as receiver of insolvent insurance companies.  To read more about Honorable Judy Kim, click here.

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.  Justice Doris Ling-Cohan was eventually re-elected to the New York Supreme Court in November of 2016.  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.

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.

Our Annual Mentoring Program 

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 to their mentoring groups, so that we may make the program a tremendous success!

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.





KALAGNY Calendar


For photos and highlights of 2016

programs and events, click here.


*** January***

KALAGNY Gala Committee Meeting

January 19, 2017

KALAGNY Litigation Committee Meeting

January 25, 2017

KALAGNY Lunar New Year Celebration

January 26, 2017

*** February***

KALAGNY Officers' Meeting

February 6, 2017

KALAGNY Law Student Outreach

February 11, 2017

KALAGNY Corporate and Tax Committee Meet and Greet with Eunkyong Choi - TBA

February 21, 2017

KALAGNY Law Student Outreach

February 25, 2017

*** March***

KALAGNY Board Meeting

March 6, 2017

KALAGNY Litigation Committee Meeting - TBD

March 13, 2017

KALAGNY Diversity Panel

March 16, 2017

*** April***

KALAGNY Officers' Meeting

April 3, 2017

*** May***

KALAGNY Board Meeting

May 8, 2017

*** June***

KALAGNY Officers' Meeting

June 5, 2017

KALAGNY's Annual Gala - TBA

June 15, 2017

*** July***

KALAGNY Board Meeting

July 10, 2017

All dates are subject to change. Contact 

your committee or program chair(s)

for up-to-date information.

Community Calendar 


KAAGNY's Annual Gala

January 13, 2017

New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) Lateral Attorney Open House

January 31, 2017

KAAQ Lunar New Year Parade

February 4, 2017

AABANY Annual Meeting

February 15, 2017

AABANY's Annual Gala

February 22, 2017


March 2, 2017

APALA-NJ's Annual Gala

June 8, 2017

NAPABA NE Regional Conference

September 8-10, 2017

APALA-NJ's Annual Golf Outing

October 2, 2017

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