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Welcome to the Italian American Lawyers Association

The Italian American Lawyers Association, a Los Angeles-area bar association, was founded in 1977. We are known for our outstanding speakers, authentic Italian meals, and an energy that is unique to our bar association.

Annual events include "California Supreme Court Night," featuring the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of our state's high court, "Gaelic and Garlic Night," held with the Irish American Bar Association., "Marco Polo Night," held with the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association and the Japanese American Bar Association., "Hall of Fame Night," where we honor prominent members of our community, and the "Installation Ball."

Our meetings are fun and informative. Every meeting is a celebration. We celebrate being together, and being of Italian heritage. Those who aren't of Italian heritage celebrate along with us! We hold our meetings at Casa Italiana, a meeting hall that is filled with good feeling, as well as aromas emanating from the kitchen reminding us of family dinners.

The IALA is a family. Look around our website, leaf through our family photo album, and be introduced to some lawyers and judges in a relaxed, comfortable setting. When you come to Los Angeles, join us at our meetings on the third Wednesday of the month. 

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Summary of Mission Statement:

  • To foster a spirit of friendship through social and professional association among lawyers and judges;
  • To continue and improve the legal education of its members;
  • To render mutual aid and assistance to its members;
  • To promote Italian culture and the general welfare of its members and the improvement of the practice of the law;
  • And to participate in civic and community affairs so as to ensure the proper administration of justice.


Application Available Here

Due Date: October 31, 2018 

Carey Caruso, son of one of IALA's Founders, Paul Caruso, speaks about the origins of our organization.


Do you play an instrument or sing?  The Los Angeles Lawyers PhilharmonicLegal Voices and Gary Greene, Esq., and His Big Band of Barristers are looking for musicians and singers who are lawyers, judges, law students and legal staff.  Proclaimed as “LA’s Only Legal Orchestra and Chorus,” the LA Lawyers Phil and Legal Voices have achieved international recognition.  The Big Band of Barristers has been named America’s No. 1 Legal Band after winning the American Bar Association’s nationwide competition.  The big band has some exciting gigs coming up while the orchestra and chorus are gearing up for their 7th Annual Concert Extraordinaire at Walt Disney Concert Hall in June.  They are auditioning ALL instruments and vocalists.  If you would like to try out for these ensembles, please email  Take a look at an audition flyer: Click to View Flyer .  For more info, visit

Save the date! IALA will host the Irish American Bar Association on April 18, 2018 at the Casa Italiana. 

In addition, consider joining NIABA (the National Italian American Bar Association) at the same time that you join IALA with a single mouse click! Keep track of So. Cal. IALA news and national Italian-American legal news. 

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