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Join us at KALAGNY's

Annual Picnic in Central Park!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Event Chair:  James Lee


KALAGNY invites its members, friends and family to our Annual Picnic in Central Park on Saturday, July 29, 2017, 12 p.m.–

4 p.m.  We’ll be gathering at the southwest corner of Conservatory Water (a.k.a. Toy Boat Pond) near the Kerbs Boathouse Entrance on East 72nd St. and Fifth Ave. (map).  Please RSVP here.

Please see the July 20, 2017 Announcements page for additional details.

Click here for other upcoming events and KALAGNY announcements.

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

Thank you for your support in celebrating KALAGNY's 31st Anniversary, on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at our annual gala at Capitale in the Bowery.  

To see our 2017  Gala invitation and sponsorship packet, please click here.  

We were delighted to honor Professor Thomas H. Lee, the Honorable Judge Judy Kim, and Michael Rhee, Esq.  We awarded our annual law student scholarship to Abraham Lee of New York University School of Law (2018).  

To see our booklet from the gala, please click here.  To see our 2017 gala page and a full list of our sponsors, please click here.  

Our platinum sponsors:

Congratulations to Karen Kim, our President-Elect and to Our Election Winners

A big thanks to all of you who attended our annual meeting and elections on April 6, 2017, and helped make the evening a success!  We had a great time at our sponsor's firm, Meister Seelig & Fein LLP.  

Congratulations to Karen Kim, who was elected to become President in the upcoming term starting in July 2017.  Ms. Kim, who is currently Vice President of Memberships for KALAGNY, has a practice which focuses on corporate law, real estate matters, trademark law and commercial litigation at Menaker & Herrmann LLP.  She advises architecture firms and architects on complying with state and board requirements and new legislation. In addition, she was recently selected as an honoree at the Star Network’s Annual “Power Women in Business Awards and Networking” Event. The event honors top Queens businesswomen for their outstanding leadership and their contributions to the community.  She was also recently appointed by the Honorable Randall T. Eng, Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, to serve on the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Second, Tenth, Eleventh and Thirteenth Judicial Districts.

The full slate of those elected at our annual meeting are below.  We are delighted to welcome Inie Park and Brian Yarzab, the newest members to join as officers to our leadership.


President – Karen Kim

Executive Vice President – EJ Thorsen

Vice President of Communication – Inie Park

Vice President of Memberships – Brian Yarzab

Secretary – Jay Min

Treasurer – Iris Jun

Newly-Elected Governors (6):

Dan Cho

Eve Guillergan 

Gene Kang

Edward Lee 

Suyon Yi

Kenneth Yoon

 Annual Mentoring Program Participants - Stay in Touch with Your Group! 


Congratulations to the mentoring program committee on re-launching KALAGNY's mentoring program, for the 2017-2018 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  continue reaching out to their mentoring groups, so that we may make the program a tremendous success!

Join the ABA at Its Annual Meeting in NYC - August 10-15, 2017

Register and learn more about the ABA's annual meeting from August 10 to 15, 2017 by visiting the ABA's website. The Annual Meeting will include many exciting programs, including its special CLE in the City Series, in which KALAGNY will participate.

SAVE THE DATE - Join KALAGNY at the ABA's CLE in the City Series on August 10 and 11, 2017. The CLE in the City Series will be divided into twelve practice area tracks, and will be offered all day on Thursday, August 10 and Friday morning, August 11, at just $25 per program.  Once you purchase a ticket for one or more CLE programs, you may add a lunch program with a prominent speaker (non-CLE), for just an additional $20.   Included with your one or more $25 CLE in the City tickets is a bonus CLE program – Bright Insight: Key Business Drivers and Trends Affecting Real Estate Decision Making, presented by Cushman & Wakefield, scheduled Thursday, August 10 at 4:00 pm at the Hilton New York Midtown – followed by an entertaining Trial of Two Pizzas (New York v. Chicago) and Reception. This program and the reception are at no additional cost. Learn more about the City in the CLE Series here

Click here for the special promo code to attend an ABA panel, lunch, and other activities for as little as $45!

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.


Honoring the Survivors: Research Team Discovers Video Footage of 'Comfort Women'


    The Glendale Comfort Women Peace Monument

In 2015, the governments of South Korea and Japan entered into an agreement acknowledging the plight of the 'comfort women.'  As part of the resolution, Japan offered a public apology and one billion yen ($8.3 million) in compensation to Korean women who were forced to work in Japanese brothels during WWII. 

While the settlement reflected enormous progress in Japan’s willingness to address the issue, tensions have lingered, as evidenced by the controversy over the ‘comfort woman’ statue in Busan and the current South Korean president's attention to the issue.   In July 2017, Seoul National University’s Human Rights Center confirmed the discovery of video footage of Korean ‘comfort women.’ 

KALAGNY has played an integral part in the ongoing open discussion about the war crimes committed against these women.  We hope to educate our members and our community so that these atrocities will be neither forgotten nor repeated. 


  KALAGNY Calendar




Women's Committee Event
July 26, 2017

Annual Central Park Picnic

July 29, 2017


Pro Bono Clinics

August 1, 2017

New Jersey Committee
Summer Happy Hour

August 3, 2017


August 8, 2017


Annual New Jersey Picnic

September 16, 2017

All dates are subject to change.  Contact committee or program chair(s) for up-to-date information.

For photos and highlights of 2016

programs and events, click here.

Community Calendar 


Annual Meeting 

August 10-15, 2017

ABA CLE in the City Series

August 11-11, 2017

NAPABA NE Regional Conference

September 8-10, 2017

APALA-NJ's Annual Golf Outing

October 2, 2017

APALA-NJ Joint Mixer with First Hope Bank's Wealth Management Department

October 3, 2017

CAPABA Annual Gala

October 5, 2017

NAPABA Convention

November 2-5, 2017

MinKwon Annual Gala

November 16, 2017

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