1 KOREAN PROSECUTORS ASSOCIATION Presents THIRD ANNUAL CRIMINAL LAW CONFERENCE UNITED BY JUSTICE LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA October 11 13, 2013 Oxford Palace Hotel
2 Korean Prosecutors Association P.O. Box Pasadena, CA May 31, 2013 RE: Third Annual Criminal Law Conference Oxford Palace Hotel, Los Angeles, California October 11, 2013 October 13, 2013 Dear Sponsors: It is with great pleasure and honor that I ask your support for Korean Prosecutors Association s Third Annual Criminal Law Conference, currently scheduled for October 11, 2013 through October 13, This year s conference will be at the Oxford Palace Hotel, Los Angeles, California. This year s theme for the conference is United by Justice. Public prosecutors of Korean descent will be attending this year s conference from all over the world, including Brazil, Canada, Commonwealth of Australia, England, Germany, Republic of Korea, and from across the United States, including, but not limited to, Hawaii, Washington, California, Nevada, Colorado, Minnesota, Georgia, and New York. The Korean Prosecutors Association was founded on August 28, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Our membership is mostly comprised of Korean-American prosecutors in municipal, county, state and federal prosecuting agencies, Korean prosecutors in South Korea, and Korean- American judges who were former prosecutors. Our goal is to provide information, education to the Korean-American community, and promote justice and integrity in the legal system. Our organization also provides mentorship to law students, promotes the advancement of Korean- American prosecutors in the public sector, and provides networking opportunities for Korean and Korean-American prosecutors. Our conference will begin with Opening Reception at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11th, followed by an all-day conference on Saturday, October 12th. We have incredible speakers lined up to provide us with variety of subject matters that will keep you glued to your chairs. At the Dinner Banquet, we will be presenting KPA s honorary memberships, Lifetime Achievement Award, Community Service Award, and recognize special guests and sponsors. We expect to have a number of special guests including, but not limited to, Hon. Yeon-sung Shin, Korean Consul General in Los Angeles, Hon. John Chiang, CA. State Controller, Hon. John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney, representatives from KCLA, KABA-Socal, and OC KABA, and judges from local, state and federal benches. On Sunday, October 13th, a golf tournament will
3 be held at a place to be announced soon. For families with children and out-of-town guests, we will organize an outing to a theme park, such as the Disneyland, Knott s Berry Farm or Universal Studios. The closing ceremony will be held on at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 13 th. Many of the events will be open to public attendance. We expect to have over 150 members and guests at the conference. Prosecutors are public servants, and need assistance with traveling expenses. Therefore, we have established scholarships to assist with some of these expenses for our out-of-town guests. Your contribution will assist us with costs associated with the conference, scholarship, and public attendance. We need your vital contribution and support in order for this conference to succeed. We would like to express our gratitude for your sponsorship by including mentioning your entity in our conference program and our website On behalf of the Korean Prosecutors Association, thank you for joining our effort. Sincerely, Ann H. Park, President Korean Prosecutors Association
4 ABOUT KPA The Korean Prosecutors Association (KPA) is a non profit global organization of public prosecutors of Korean descent, formed for the purposes of networking, informationsharing, mentoring, and serving the community by providing information and education on matters concerning the public and public safety. KPA was formed on August 28, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. On May 21, 2011, at the first U.S. Korea Criminal Law Forum, we established a formal tie with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The heart of the MOU is to continually support each other through networking and information sharing. In 2013, we expanded our international membership to include the following prosecutorial agencies: Republic of Korea Ministry of Justice. Brazil Prosecutors Office of the State of San Paulo. Canada Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General; District of Sudbury, Ontario; Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario; and Scarborough Crown Attorney s Office, Ontario. Quebec Criminal and Penal Prosecutor, Province of Quebec, Chicoutimi. The Commonwealth of Australia NSW (Sydney) Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecution, and Burwood Prosecutors. Germany Public Prosecutor s Office for the City and District of Wiesbaden in the State of Hesse. The majority of our membership comes from Korean American prosecutors in the United States of America. The following are represented agencies in the United States: Arizona Maricopa County Attorney s Office California Alameda County District Attorney s Office Fresno County District Attorney s Office Santa Clara County District Attorney s Office California Attorney General s Office (Los Angeles) California State Bar (Los Angeles) Imperial County District Attorney s Office Kings County District Attorney Los Angeles City Attorney s Office Los Angeles District Attorney s Office Orange County District Attorney s Office Pasadena City Prosecutor s Office Riverside County Attorney s Office Riverside County District Attorney s Office San Diego City Attorney s Office San Diego District Attorney s Office United States Attorney s Office Central and Southern District of California
5 Ventura County District Attorney s Office Colorado Aurora City Attorney s Office Denver County District Attorney s Office Douglas County Attorney s Office Georgia City of Atlanta Solicitor s Office Fulton County District Attorney s Office Office of the Solicitor Gwinnett County Hawaii Honolulu Prosecutor s Office Maryland State s Attorney Office for Baltimore City Minnesota Ramsey County Attorney s Office Nevada Clark County District Attorney s Office New York Bronx County District Attorney s Office Kings County District Attorney s Office Nassau County District Attorney s Office New York County District Attorney s Office Queens County District Attorney s Office Richmond County District Attorney s Office United States Attorney s Office Southern District of New York Washington King County Attorney s Office
6 FIRST U.S.-KOREA CRIMINAL LAW FORUM In May 20-21, 2011, KPA had the first criminal law conference, U.S.-Korea Criminal Law Forum, in Los Angeles, California. We had prosecutors from across the United States and the representatives from the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea. The conference was held at the Loyola School of Law, Los Angeles, California. The conference dinner was at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, California. In all, we had over 100 attendees. One of the KPA goals is to promote our members. Steven Kim, King County Deputy District Attorney (WA), attended the first conference with his wife. Mr. Kim s interaction and networking with prosecutors from the Republic of Korea led to his one year paid fellowship at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea. Mr. Kim taught Korean prosecutors and law students about the American jury system. Mr. Kim conducted number of TV, radio and newspaper interviews in the United States and the Republic of Korea. At the end of his fellowship, Mr. Kim authored a book that was published in the Republic of Korea. This all happened as a result of his attendance at our first annual conference and his membership with KPA. SECOND ANNUAL CRIMINAL LAW CONFERENCE KPA s second criminal law conference entitled Uniting Prosecutors of Korean Descent throughout the World was a major success. We had Korean prosecutors from the Republic of Korea, Canada, and the Commonwealth of Australia. Our panel discussions included an overview of the criminal law systems in the aforementioned countries. To increase the significance of the conference, we provided continuing legal education credits for Saturday s conference. Although the conference was primarily designed for prosecutors, we provide a limited number of seats for law enforcement officers, law students, and members of the public, including attorneys practicing non-criminal laws. We had about 150 people in attendance throughout the conference. Christina Danbi Choi, a federal prosecutor from the Commonwealth of Australia, became the hit of the conference due to her unique Australian accent. We also welcomed four prosecutors from Canada. THIRD ANNUAL CRIMINAL LAW CONFERENCE KPA s third criminal law conference entitled United by Justice will feature even more global presence. We expect to have returning colleagues from Republic of Korea, Canada, and Commonwealth of Australia. We are excited to add to our list to include new colleagues from Brazil and Germany. In addition to public prosecutors, we will be inviting judges of Korean descent from across the United States and even possibly from overseas. This year s conference will be a three day event to include a golf tournament and family trip to local theme park. We expect this year s conference to be filled with more networking opportunities, including funpacked activities. We expect to have number of seats available for college students, law students, members of the public. It is vital for the public to understand not only the role of a prosecutor in the society but also see him/her as an invested member of their community.
7 CONFERENCE SEMINAR TOPICS KPA s seminar topics include wide range of subject matter for prosecutors as well as for the members of public in the area of public safety. KPA members are experts in various subject matters, and the classes are eligible for continuing legal education credits for various jurisdictions, including but not limited to California, New York and other states. The following is a list of topics from past conferences: Overview of the Jury System U.S.-Korea Future Collaboration Prosecuting White Collar Crimes Prosecuting Domestic Violence International Criminal Justice System (U.S., Republic of Korea, Canada, and Commonwealth of Australia) Dealing with Media and Report from Korea Gang Prosecution Intellectual Property Rights Protection Juvenile and Dependency Law This year s 2013 conference will include more variety of subjects for not only our members but for the public. The following are list of topics under consideration: Counterfeit/Piracy Crimes (online, street, and gangs) Cyber Crimes Elder Abuse (physical and financial) Crimes International Financial Crimes Identity Theft Environmental Crimes
8 CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP The budget for this year s three-day conference is approximately $50,000. We have earmarked nearly 1/3 of the budget as scholarship funds. We expect to provide scholarships to 55 KPA members from outside of the Los Angeles area. The conference is free for all KPA members. Without these scholarships, KPA members from outside of the area cannot afford to attend the conference. Public prosecutors are government employees and make substantially less than private sector attorneys. In addition, there are various ethical and legal limitations which prevent public prosecutors from accepting financial gifts from individuals. In addition, most public prosecutors are barred from taking outside legal employment. Therefore, most public prosecutors rely solely on their government salary to support not only themselves but their families. Therefore, it is crucial for a non-profit organization to establish a scholarship fund to assist public prosecutors from attending this conference. These scholarships are not intended to fully cover expenses. In most cases, the scholarships will only cover approximately half of the total expenses for the conference. Therefore, it is critical to invite corporate sponsors to join KPA s effort to promote this year s conference. KPA is NOT a 501(C)(3) designated IRS charitable organization. Even though the sponsorship will not be tax deductible, the sponsorship includes purchasing advertising space for the conference program. Large sponsorship includes advertising on various conference banners, KPA website, and KPA Facebook page. Furthermore, we will acknowledge large corporate sponsorship with KPA s Community Award and reserved conference dinner table. The following is the corporate sponsorship level: If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact Jerry Baik, Executive Director, at (213) or
9 PAST CORPORATE SPONSORS Korea Foundation Samsung-Electronics CJ America The Korea Daily Newspaper News Spectrum Wilshire State Bank MetLife Nongshim America Korea Ginseng Corp Sewon Hannam Chain, Los Angeles Cal UMS Korean American Bar Association of SOCAL Korean Community Lawyers Association Orange County Korean American Bar Association Lim and Ruger Law Office of James Kim Law Office of Jong K. Lee Law Office of David Paek Woong Kim, Attorney at Law Ko & Martin Investigative Consultant TMG Palm Tree Karaoke Prepaid Attorney Services Corporation Korea Express U.S.A. Forum O-Rae, USA Dongguk University School of Oriental Medicine International Pacific School of Law Korean-American Federation of Orange County Oxford Palace Hotel JJ Grand Hotel New Seoul Hotel Orange County Korean Chamber of Commerce Western Investment & Properties Company Han Kook Mortuary R.E. Idea, Inc. DIGNITARIES (Attendees & Acknowledgements) Hon. Jae-Jin Kwon, Republic of Korea, Ministry of Justice Hon. Ik Hwan Kwon, Director of Prosecution Service Division, Republic of Korea, Ministry of Justice Hon. Yeon-Sung Shin, Korean Consul General in Los Angeles, current Hon. Jae-Soo Kim, Korean Consul General in Los Angeles, former Hon. John Chiang, California State Controller Hon. Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor of City of Los Angeles Hon. Michelle Park Steel, California State Board of Equalization, Vice Chair Hon. Andre Birotte, Jr., U.S. Attorney for California Central District Hon. John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney Hon. Jacquelyn Lacey, Los Angeles County District Attorney, current Hon. Daniel T. Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney (Seattle, WA) Hon. Carmen A. Trutanich, Los Angeles City Attorney Hon. Michel Beal Bagneris, Pasadena City Attorney/City Prosecutor Hon. Sukhee Kang, Mayor of Irvine Hon. Joseph Cho, Mayor of Cerritos Hon. Mark Kim, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hon. Lisa Chung, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hon. Guz Gomez, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Hon. Howard Halm, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge
10 [TENTATIVE] CONFERENCE SCHEDULE October 11 13, 2013 FRIDAY: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Dynasty Hall (1 st Fl. Oxford Palace Hotel) Conference Registration, Scholarship Disbursement (scholarship recipients must submit copies of travel itineraries) and Distribution of Conference Goodie Bags (schedule, documents, and gifts) 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Dynasty Hall (1 st Fl. Oxford Palace Hotel) Conference Reception (food and drinks to be provided, business casual attire recommended) SATURDAY: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, Galleria Hall (2 nd Fl. Oxford Palace Hotel Criminal Law Conference, Business Casual Attired Recommended. Continuing Legal Education Credits) 7:00 am to 7:30 am Registration Continued and Breakfast (food and beverage provided) 7:30 am to 8:00 am Opening Ceremony 8:00 am to 9:00 am Topic #1. Introduction to International Criminal Legal Systems: Brazil & Germany. 9:00 am to 10:00 am Topic #2. TBA. 10:00 am to 11:00 am Topic #3. TBA. 11:00 am to 11:10 am Break 11:10 am to 12:10 pm Topic #4. TBA. 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch (food and beverage provided) 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Topic #5. TBA. 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm Topic #6. TBA 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, Hansong Korean Buffet (1925 W. Olympic Blvd.) Ceremonial Conference Dinner. KPA members, Elected Officials, Korean American and Korean Judges, Law Enforcement Agencies Representatives, Corporate Sponsors, Media, etc. Transportation provided to KPA members staying at the Oxford Palace Hotel. 9:30 pm, TBA Karaoke Night in Koreatown. SUNDAY: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, TBA KPA Golf Tournament (food and beverage will be provided). KPA members will receive a 50% discount. Trophies awarded at the Sunday evening dinner. Transportation provided for KPA members staying at the Oxford Palace Hotel. 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Fun at local theme park (TBA e.g. Disneyland, Universal Studios, Six Flags or Knott s Berry Farm). We will attempt to get a group discount for KPA members. Transportation will be provided to KPA members staying at the Oxford Palace Hotel. 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, TBA Dinner for KPA members for networking and post golf tournament awards. 9:00 pm TBA Networking social at lounge or bar. MONDAY: 11:00 am Oxford Palace Hotel Guest Check Out deadline.
11 CONTACT INFORMATION JERRY BAIK, Executive Director of KPA P.O. Box Pasadena, CA (213) c.