Photos by Jin Kwan Park
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.
Summary of Mission Statement:
Carey Caruso, son of one of IALA's Founders, Paul Caruso, speaks about the origins of our organization.