Newly appointed Judge Leonard Kim, Ontario, Canada, Sudbury (northern Ontario)

We are proud to announce that our KPA member and former KPA board member representing Ontario, Canada has been appointed to the bench. Leonard has been a steadfast supporter of KPA, doing presentations at our conferences in Los Angeles and Seoul, Korea.

San Diego County District Attorney’s Office is hiring

“We plan to hire new DDA-Is and DDA-IIs and will be opening the recruitment process next week.  Can you please reach out to your networks and let potential candidates know?  

For now, interested candidates can sign up for an email alert on the County’s website by clicking on the job description (DDA-I or DDA-II) and hitting the green “subscribe” button. 

To subscribe to DDA-I:

To subscribe to DDA-II:

If they “subscribe” then they will receive an email notice when the application period opens.”

Victims of Hate: “What’s Next?”

KPA and Korean Consul General in Los Angeles will co-host this important webinar on how to assist victims of hate crime. Please join us for this important conversation.


  • Hon. Kyung Jae Park, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles
  • Jacob Yim, KPA President, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office
  • Irene Lee, KPA Vice President, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office
  • Deputy Chief Blake Chow, Los Angeles Police Department
  • Daniel Ahn, KPA Board Member, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of California
  • Jake Jondle, Orange County District Attorney’s Office
  • Special Agent Gary Chen, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Victim Advocate Jennifer Wang, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Connie Chung Joe, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • Debra Suh, Center for the Pacific Asian Family
  • Jen C. Won, Esq., President-Elect, Korean American Bar Association, Southern California
  • Katherine Yeom, Korean American Family Services
  • Steve Kang, Koreatown Youth and Community Center

KPA mugs being shipped out

For those who haven’t paid your 2021 membership dues, please do. We have a KPA mug waiting for you. It’s being slowly and surely shipped out everywhere. We just finished Florida, Minnesota, Hawaii, Northern CA, and Pennsylvania. Next on our list is Washington, Georgia, and Illinois. If you get the mug, please post it on your social network account, free advertising for us. Get others to sign up.

2021 Membership Dues Invoice is being emailed out

We will be emailing everyone membership dues invoice via Paypal. You don’t need to be a Paypal subscriber to use it to pay for your dues via credit card. If you would like to mail your check instead, please mail it to: Korean Prosecutors Association, 556 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Suite 352, Pasadena, CA 91105.

In celebration of our past 10 years, you will be receiving a blue, YETI coffee mug with a lid. This is only applicable to KPA regular members and associate members who pay full dues (NOT applicable those who pay discounted COVID-19 dues). For those receiving the discounted associate membership dues of $25, you can purchase the mug for $30. Please email all request to We will make arrangements to send it to your KPA Chapter board member or representative in designated chapter/representative areas. For those not in these areas, we will be either mailing to you or awaiting the next live event to give it to you in person.