The KCLA held its End of the Year Dinner on December 2, 2011 at Arisu Korean and Japanese restaurant.
We would like to thank our members for your continued support this past year. In addition, the executive committee is grateful to all the members and volunteers who helped make our 2011 events a success. We look forward to growing the organization and continuing to make a meaningful contribution to the Korean legal profession and to the Korean-Canadian community as a whole.
2011 KCLA-KCWA Legal Clinic
September 8, 2011
The KCLA was pleased to participate in a Legal Forum in cooperation with the KCWA and Family Services on September 8, 2011. The Legal Forum was held at the North York Civic Centre (Council Chamber Room) at 6:00 pm.
The Legal Forum consisted of a presentation on three topics: (1) Criminal Law by John J.S. Park; (2) Civil Law by Jae-Yon Jung; and (3) Landlord and Tenant Law by Robert Choi. This was then followed by one-on-one consultation sessions with members of the Korean Canadian community from 7:15 pm to 8:20 pm. The KCLA would like to thank the following individuals for volunteering: Irene Kim, Jae-Yon Jung, John J.S. Park, Jonathan Park, Katherine Yang, Robert Choi, Sharon Seung, Terence Lee, and Walter Kim.
2011 KCLA Dinner with Senator Paull Shin
September 4, 2011
The KCLA was pleased to host a dinner on Sunday, September 4, 2011 with Senator Paull Shin.
Senator Shin grew up in Korea. He was orphaned at the age of 4 and grew up uneducated and begging on the streets of Seoul. He was eventually adopted by an American soldier named Ray Paull during the Korean War at the age of 19. He went to America with his new family and completed his GED in 18 months. He then went on to attend Brigham Young University where he obtained his Bachelor's degree, the University of Pittsburgh where he obtained an MPIA, and the University of Washington where he obtained his Master's degree and PhD. Paull Shin was then elected to the House or Representatives in 1993 and then the State Senate in 1999. He resigned from the Senate on January 7, 2014.
2011 KCLA Celebrate Summer Event
September 1, 2011
The KCLA held a social event on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at the Screen Lounge. Members and friends met on a rooftop patio to enjoy food, drinks and the last days of summer.
2011 KCLA Spring Pub Night
May 12, 2011
The KCLA hosted a member's Pub Night at the Bedford Academy on Thursday, May 12, 2011.
Members were able to welcome the spring weather, relax, and discuss the future direction of the KCLA.
2011 KCLA Kick-Off Event
March 3, 2011
The KCLA hosted its 2011 Kick Off Event on March 3, 2011 at Fire on the East Side. It was an opportunity to meet new colleagues, to reconnect with old friends and to hear the proposed agenda for 2011.
The KCLA is a source for business networking, career enhancement, and community development opportunities. We invite you to consider joining or renewing your membership with the KCLA. Details can be found on the membership application. The membership application form can be found in the Join Us section of this website.
2011 KCLA Annual General Meeting
January 7, 2011
The KCLA held its 2011 Annual General Meeting at the new offices of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in the Bay Adelaide Centre on Friday, January 7, 2011. Food and drinks were provided courtesy of the Fasken Asia Pacific Practice Group. The 2010 Executive Committee provided a summary of events and finances for 2010.
The KCLA would like to thank the members of the 2010 Executive Committee for all their work and dedication in making 2010 a successful year for the organization.
Elections were then held for the 2011 Executive Committee. Congratulations to: Jae-Yon Jung, John J.S. Park, Melissa Kim, Sharon Seung, Simon Park and Walter Kim.
Thank you to everyone who attended and voted. After the AGM, the evening continued at the beerbistro.