The Italian American Lawyers Association, a Los Angeles-based bar association, was founded in 1977. We have become known for our outstanding speakers, authentic Italian meals, and an energy that is unique to our bar association.
Annual events include our "Diversity and Inclusion Award" ceremony, "New York Italian Street Fair," "California Supreme Court Night," featuring the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of our state's high court, "Garlic and Gaelic Night," held with the Irish American Bar Association, "Marco Polo Night," held with the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, Japanese American Bar Association, and others, and the "Installation Ball."
Our meetings are informative, and never dull. Every meeting is a celebration. We celebrate the Italian culture, the Italian American legal community, and we welcome everyone from our diverse legal community to attend. To join, one must be Italian, know an Italian, or enjoy Italian food, wine or culture. We normally 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. For safety reasons during the pandemic we are holding our meetings online via Zoom.
The IALA is a family. Please look around our website and leaf through our family photo album. Interested new members are always welcome at our general meetings, usually held on the third Wednesday of every month, to mingle with our lawyers, judges, and other members in a relaxed, comfortable setting.