The Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (“KALAGNY”) is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 KALAGNY Mentorship Program. This will be the seventh annual edition of this program, and it has become a model for several similar programs around the United States.
KALAGNY is seeking practicing attorneys who graduated from law school in
2011 or earlier to join as mentors and offer their wisdom and experience to our
law student and less experienced attorney members. All current law student
members and attorneys who graduated from law school in 2012 or later are
invited to sign up as mentees. All participants must be dues-paying members of KALAGNY in good standing. Please register here to join this year’s program.
The Mentorship Program has steadily grown each year since its inception, from
about 55 participants in 2009-2010 to nearly 170 participants in 2013-2014.
Our mentors include judges, prosecutors, in-house attorneys, public interest
attorneys, lawyers from large, medium and small firms and solo practitioners.
Our mentees have included law students from every law school in the Greater
New York area and young attorneys in a variety of practices.
Our Philosophy and Approach
Our program is designed to provide law students and new attorneys access to
a broad network of attorneys who have volunteered their time to share their
wisdom and insight into the day to day practice of law and broader career issues and goals.
The program includes both formal and informal events throughout the year
to foster the mentoring relationship and to help participants get to know one
another. These include a formal reception, a KALAGNY-subsidized dinner for
each group, a picnic, and a resume and interviewing workshop. We also strongly encourage our mentors and mentees to set up their own meetings and to stay in touch by email, telephone, and in person.
Sign me up…
Registration is now open for our 2015-16 Mentorship Program. For
questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Mentorship Program Reception
Our formal mentorship reception, during which we introduce our mentors and
mentees will be announced shortly. Registration for the Program will include the
opportunity to RSVP for the reception. Only program participants may attend this reception.
Please feel free to e-mail us at email@example.com with any questions. We look
forward to having you join us!
Michael Yim and Julie Cho
Co-Chairs, KALAGNY Mentorship Program