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 informative, and never dull. 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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Services for Ugo Cordisco
November 30, 1935 - June 25, 2017
Rosary and visitation: St. Peter's Italian Church. Sunday July 2nd beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral: St. Peter's Italian Church. Monday July 3rd at 10:00 a.m. Reception at Casa Italiana following internment.
Carey Caruso, son of one of IALA's Founders, Paul Caruso, speaks about the origins of our organization.
* ANNOUNCEMENT - LEGAL MUSICIANS WANTED! *
Do you play an instrument or sing? The Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic, Legal 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 audition@LALawyersPhil.org. Take a look at an audition flyer: Click to View Flyer . For more info, visit www.LALawyersPhil.org.
Join APABA JABA and IALA 6/25 at the Pasadena Playhouse for “Hold These Truths” a play re: the WW2 Internment of Japanese Americans (similar to the smaller scale internment of Italians during WW2) – CLE panel after! Enter promotional code, CORAMNOBIS, to get 30% off of tickets for the Sun. 6/25, 7pm performance. Use same code to get 20% off other dates.