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July Meeting: Power of Persuasion Night!
IALA welcomed DecisionQuest CEO Phil Anthony, USC Psychology Professor Miranda Barone, and actor Vincent Spano to share some outside the box ideas on effective persuasion! Pictured L-R: Spano, Peter Clinco (son of Founder Mario Clinco and Barone's husband), Barone, Anthony, and Paul Pagnone (President of Italian-American Museum of Los Angeles).
June Meeting: Law Enforcement Night!
IALA welcomed back District Attorney Jackie Lacey and City Councilman Joe Buscaino to discuss their recent efforts and current initiatives in law enforcement. Pictured (L-R): Board Member Julius Thompson, President Damian Capozzola, Founder Carl A. Capozzola, District Attorney Lacey, Councilman Buscaino, and Southwestern Law Student Marine Injigulyan.
May Meeting: Appellate Court Night!
Justice Art Gilbert, Justice J. Gary Hastings (Ret.), and Writs Attorney Pablo Drobney unlocked the mysteries of effective written and oral appellate advocacy and navigating writs and stays.
March Meeting:
Corporate Counsel Night
On March 12, IALA welcomed in-house counsel from Amgen, Bank of America, First American Title, Miramax, PVC Murcor, and SCE to discuss issues companies consider in hiring counsel and managing matters.
IALA Leads Bar Association Seminars at Local Law Schools
In February IALA was proud to lead seminars on bar associations at four local law schools (UCLA, USC, Loyola, and Glendale) and attend the Southwestern Bar Fair.
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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. It is known for its 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.

Next Event:

Italian Cinema Night
August 27, 2014, 6:00 pm
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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.