Assistance with 501(c)(3) application for Domestic Violence Shelter:

KABA has been asked to help prepare a 501(c)(3) application for a domestic violence women’s shelter that is being created in the Bellevue area by Regina Chae, a veteran social worker who is well known in the community. The shelter will serve the Asian community, with a focus on the Korean community. This is helping a great cause and would also be great for your resume and to add to your pro bono hours. I would highly recommend it to law students. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Young-Ji Ham at youngji [at] washinjurylaw [dot] com. Young-Ji will be working with Dan Shin, former KABA President, and Jessica Yu, current KABA President, on this matter. We would appreciate any help or insight.

ABA Section of Family Law Diversity Scholarships

There are five (5) diversity scholarships available to attorneys who would like to attend the ABA Section of Family Law Spring Conference in Bermuda but may not have the financial resources to afford the cost.  The Conference is May 7-10, 2014.

If awarded a scholarship through this program, the awardees will receive a complimentary conference registration, participation in the Newcomers’ Teambuilding Event, the Friday social event, and up to $500 in travel reimbursement (in compliance with ABA and Section financial policies).  Send your completed application to Cynthia Swan by email: Cynthia [dot] Swan [at] americanbar [dot] org no later than April 2, 2014.  

For more information on the conference, you can visit

SU KALSA Networking Event

SU KALSA is planning to do Korean bbq on Saturday April 19th at 1:00 p.m. at Golden Gardens

Food will be provided and KABA would only need to show up.

Please RSVP to Tina Ho (hot4 [at] seattleu [dot] edu) or Elaine Lee (leee10 [at] seattleu [dot] edu) if you plan on attending.

Mar 25 2014 reception to honor Hyeok Kim, Andy Hwang, and John Chun!

Please join KAC as they honor Hyeok Kim (Deputy Mayor of Seattle), Andy Hwang (Chief of Police, Federal Way), and John Chun (King County Superior Court Judge).

Additional Information is available here.

WSBA President’s thoughts on the KABA Banquet

WSBA President, Michele Radosevich, attended the KABA Annual Banquet and reflects on the legal system.

The full article is available on the WSBA website.

Foster Pepper PLLC 1L Diversity Fellowship – Summer 2013

Foster Pepper has traditionally sought and attracted strong lawyers with diverse backgrounds, believing that such diversity enriches our workplace and enhances our ability to serve our clients. We are committed to continuing that tradition by:

In an effort to deepen this commitment, we are pleased to announce the 2013 Foster Pepper 1L Diversity Fellowship. This Fellowship will provide the recipient with a paid summer associate position in our Seattle office and a $7,500 academic scholarship to  be applied toward the 2013-2014 academic year.


Any individual of color or other diverse background who:

Eligible Applicants Should Submit the Following Materials


Please Submit Your Application Materials To:

Ms. Bethany Brown
Manager, Attorney Recruitment & Professional Development
Foster Pepper PLLC • 1111 Third Avenue, Suite 3400 • Seattle, WA  98101
browb [at] foster [dot] com

UW SOL Immigrant Families Advocacy Project

The Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP) at the University of Washington School of Law is currently working to recruit attorneys for the upcoming school year for a wonderful pro bono opportunity. Would you be interested in volunteering with IFAP this year?

Attorneys who volunteer for IFAP supervise a pair of law students, who do the bulk of the work on a U Visa petition, including interviewing clients, drafting declarations, gathering exhibits, and assembling the applications. Attorneys also serve as the attorney of record for the client’s visa application. The clients are individuals who have been screened by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP). They are survivors of certain qualifying crimes, who have additionally been helpful to police and prosecutors in the investigation of the crime, and because of this, they are eligible for U-visas. In general, our clients are women who have suffered intimate partner violence. NWIRP currently has a waitlist of 140 clients who are eligible for this relief, so we are trying to recruit as many attorneys as possible!

The first step in this process is to attend our CLE training for attorneys. This year the CLE will be held on Friday, October 19th, from 10:00am – 4:15pm, at Perkins Coie in downtown Seattle. We will cover the basics of immigration law, U-visa petitions and adjustment of status, confidentiality and ethics, working with immigrant survivors of violence, and supervising students. The CLE is approved for 4.25 credits, including 0.75 ethics credits, and the cost is only $35 for those who volunteer to take an IFAP case during the 2012-2013 school year.

After the CLE, we match each attorney with one pair of students and assign one case from NWIRP. The students generally begin working on the cases in January with the goal of finishing the application and submitting to Citizenship and Immigration Services by the end of the academic year, in late May.

Registration is open online at the website listed above. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about the CLE or about IFAP.

Thanks for your interest in IFAP, and I hope you will consider volunteering with us this year!

Alison Petrucci
University of Washington School of Law
J.D. Candidate, 2014
agp8 [at] uw [dot] edu

KAPA Forum

각 단체장님
좋은 강연이 있어 알려 드립니다.
시간이 되시는 분들은 아래의 두 강연에 참여해 주시면 고맙겠습니다.
그리고 이 내용을 귀 단체의 회원들에게도 forwarding 하셔서
좋은 강연에 많은 분이 참여할 수 있도록 힘써주시면 더욱 고맙겠습니다.
특별히 페더럴웨이 학부모 협회가 주최하는 강연에는 주변에 있는  어린 학생들이
참여할 수 있도록 해주시면 꿈나무들에게 꿈을 키우는 좋은 기회가 될 수 있을 것 같습니다.
좋은 저녁 되십시오.

김용규 드림

 Trade Development Alliance의 Bill Stafford 초청으로 이 곳 시애틀을 방문하는 한국 최초의 우주인 이소연 박사“가 페더럴웨이시를 찾아 지역학생들과의 만남을 갖고,

자신의 생생한 우주경험담을 들려주는 시간을 갖습니다.

대한민국 엄친딸로서의 성장과정도 함께 소개되어질 이소연 박사의 이번 강연회는 Bill Stafford가

박영민 페더럴웨이 통합한국학교 이사장을 컨택함으로써 이루어졌으며,

지역 한인 청소년 및 어린이들에게 우주과학에 대한 시야를 넓혀주고 아울러 원대한 꿈을 심어주는 계기가 될 것입니다.

이소연 박사의 강연에 이어 “KAPA 대학진학 포럼이 진행될 예정입니다.

시애틀 지역 최고의 교육상담 전문가이신 대니얼 홍박사가 진행하는 KAPA Forum은

명문대 진학을 앞둔 KAPA 소속 졸업예정자들이 자신의 경험담을 KAPA 후배들과 나누는 “선후배간의 격의없는 대화”의 시간이며,

대학진학에 관한 대니얼 홍박사의 귀한 조언이 함께 곁들여지게 됩니다.

일시: 5 16 (수요일오후 3:00

         1 3:00 – 4:00 PM  이소연 박사 (한국항공우주연구원)

         2 4:00 – 5:30 PM  KAPA 대학진학 Forum   대니얼홍 박사(교육상담전문가)

장소페더럴웨이 시청 대회의실

           33325 8th Ave South Federal Way 98003

문의(206) 679-8328

 페더럴웨이에서, 이희정 드림

한국 최초의 우주비행 참가자인 이소연 박사가머킬티오에 소재한 ‘미래의 항공(FOF)’에이비에이션센터에서특별강연을하실 예정이오니 

부디많은 참석을 부탁드림니다. (무료입장)

날자5 15(오후 7
장소머킬티오에 소재한 ‘미래의 항공(FOF)’ 에이비에이션센터
(8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo)
에서특별 강연

아시아나항공과 시애틀총영사관 협찬으로 센터내 보잉극장에서 열리는 이날 강연은누구나 무료로 입장할수있읍니다

When:      May 15, 2012

Where:     Development

8415 Paine Field Blvd Mukilteo, WA 98275

phone: 425-438-8100

e-mail: kendall [at] futureofflight [dot] org

What: Speaker Presentation: 7:00pm to 8:30pm Boeing Theatre FREE to the Public Limited Seating Available!

PS: Meet the Speaker:6:00pm to 7:00pm[$20, Refreshments included, RSVP & prepayment required] kendall [at] futureofflight [dot] org

KAC Annual Awards Dinner

You are cordially invited to join the The Korean American Coalition – Washington at its KAC-WA 2011 Leadership Awards Gala, “Create, Connect, and Inspire.”

This exciting gala will showcase outstanding achievements and contributions of Korean Americans to the greater Puget Sound region. The Kings, a Korean American contemporary band, will perform and artwork by Korean American artists will be exhibited. Jennifer Kim of KOMO News will emcee the event.

KAC-WA 2011 Leadership Awards Gala
Date: November 4, 2011, Friday
Time:  6:00-9:00 p.m.
Place:  Hyatt Regency Hotel
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Cost:  $85 per Person

Please reserve your seat by RSVP to Shari Song at sharisong [at] hotmail [dot] com or 206-790-9044.

동포사회 단체장, 지도자 및 언론사 여러분들 안녕하십니까?

KAC-WA (한미연합 워싱턴지부) 에서 다음과 같이 행사를 준비하고 여러분을 초대하고자 합니다. 항상 KAC-WA 를 후원해 주시고 지켜 봐 주시는 여러분께 감사드리며 꼭 참석하셔서 격려와  성원을 보내 주시면 커다란 힘과 용기가 되겠습니다.

WWL Annual Event

WWL Annual Event will be taking place Friday, October 14 at the Grand Hyatt.  Registration for the event is still open at, but ends Monday.

The speaker is Sarah Weddington, who argued Roe v. Wade to the U.S. Supreme Court at the age of 26 (and is thought to be the youngest person to have won a Supreme Court case).  She went on to serve as a legislator, educator, and adviser to President Carter on judicial appointments (including the appointment of now-Justice Ginsberg to the federal bench).


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