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OUR DUES INVOICE IS NOW AVAILABLE:
ANNUAL DUES & NEW MEMBERSHIP FORM (PRINT & MAIL)
DUES & MEMBERSHIP FEE ONLINE PAYMENT PORTAL

UPCOMING EVENTS:
CLE – DINNER MEETING
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 – Cocktails at 6:00 p.m.
8 East 69th Street – Columbus Citizens Foundation

CHRISTMAS PARTY AND INSTALLATION DINNER AT THE WATER CLUB
Monday, December 19, 2016 – 6:30pm to 10:30PM
500 E 30th St, New York, NY 10016
REGISTER HERE

Dear Columbian Lawyers and Friends:

We hope to see you all at the CLE presentation on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 when Professor Alan Dershowitz, together with Past President Arthur L. Aidala, will be joining us for a special presentation on Tactics and Ethics in Litigation. It will be a 2-credit ETHICS CLE. Update: All members will receive a signed autograph copy of Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law by Professor Alan Dershowitz, courtesy of the Columbian Lawyers Association, First Judicial Department.
You may register here for the October 5th CLE:
https://fs16.formsite.com/ColumbianLawyers/form60/index.html

We hope you can march with us in the Columbus Day Parade on Monday, October 10, 2016. Children, Family and Friends are encouraged to attend!

The details are as follows:
9:00 a.m.- Mass at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral (General Admission at 8:45 a.m.)
11:00 a.m.- Columbus Day Parade on Fifth Avenue- our group will meet at the “large clock” on the west side of Fifth Avenue at 44th Street for the march up Fifth Avenue.
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.- Post-Parade Luncheon at Tony’s Di Napoli Restaurant, located at 1081 3rd Avenue between 63rd and 64th Streets

You may register here for the Parade & Luncheon:
https://fs16.formsite.com/ColumbianLawyers/columbusday/index.html

I would also like to thank Suzanne Adams for her tireless efforts to ensure that Judge’s Night was a success – it certainly was! Just look at the pictures and you will see that a wonderful time was had by all in attendance. The Judiciary and our members truly enjoyed the evening and it was a wonderful way to start off the new “law” year. Thank you Suzanne! We would also like to thank everyone who attended. We hope you enjoy the pictures taken on Judges’ Night.  The pictures can be purchased and/or downloaded by clicking on the PHOTO GALLERY here!

See you on October 5th (CLE) and October 10th (Columbus day Parade)!

Grazie,
Marianne Bertuna
President, Columbian Lawyers Association of the First Judicial Department

*** Registration, December 19, 2016 Christmas Party at the Water Club ***

FUTURE EVENTS:
October 27, 2016 – Brooklyn CLA 50th anniversary gala at BMA
November 2, 2016 – CLE Dinner Meeting
December 19, 2016 – Christmas Party at the Water Club
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PAST EVENTS:

2016 RAPALLO/SCALIA AWARD LUNCHEON
Saturday, April 16, 2016

VIEW 2016 AWARD LUNCHEON PHOTOS HERE!
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BROOKLYN EAGLE ARTICLE

 

OFFICIAL 2015 RAPALLO AWARD PROGRAM & HISTORICAL COVERS:

Official Program for the 50th Annual Rapallo Award Luncheon on April 18, 2015 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel Grand Ballroom

Rapallo Award Recipients 1969 – 2014 – A Retrospective of Programs & President Messages

PRESS REPORTS OF VARIOUS PAST EVENTS:

Columbian Lawyers Association celebrates 50th Annual Rapallo Award Luncheon

Gritty Details Are Behind the Glitter at Fund-Raising Galas

Big, Fancy Galas Raise A Lot Of Money When They Focus On The Cause, Not The Honorees

Justice Mastro presented with the 49th annual Rapallo Award by Columbian Lawyers Association

Judge Graffeo wins Columbian Lawyers Association’s Rapallo Award

Brooklyn Bar and Bench Take over Waldorf

Presiding Justice Prudenti Receives Prestigious Award at Waldorf

Our Mission Statement:

  1. To function as a Bar Association comprised of lawyers of Italian ancestry.
  2. To maintain a program that provides continuing legal education for members of the Bar.
  3. To make charitable contributions to worthy law students in the form of scholarships.
  4. To honor Italian Culture, Innovation, Achievement and Heritage with lectures and study.

We are proud to participate in the judicial screening process, appointing members of Columbian Lawyers Association to the New York Supreme and Civil Court screening panels. The panels convene every April. It is time consuming but rewarding work, contributing to the selection of qualified candidates for election to our Courts.

From the President:

Dear Members and Friends:

We look forward to an exciting year, and we, as an organization, seek to achieve the following goals:

  • Continue to promote and develop a monthly CLE program with informative and entertaining lectures to provide the most enjoyable method of acquiring requisite CLE credits for both our Italo-American Members and our Member Friends.
  • Strengthen our bond with our associated CLA organizations in neighboring counties through enhanced communication and jointly sponsored events.
  • Enlighten and entertain all CLA Members with Italian cultural outings and programs.
  • Cultivate newly admitted Italo-American attorneys as new Members, Officers, Directors and Committee participants.
  • Enhance our Scholarship program with added promotion and fund-raising.
  • Raise awareness of our organization through an active public relations campaign.

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Marianne E. Bertuna, Esq., President
E-Mail: President@ColumbianLawyers.com

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The Columbian Lawyers Association, First Judicial Department has now made it easy to join and register for events.  You can now download membership applications via this link: Membership Friend Application & Annual Dues Form and pay your fees, dues and donate to our Scholarship Fund via our new ONLINE PAYMENT PORTAL!   President’s Message – December 2014/January 2015 Dear […]

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Pay your Annual Dues, CLE Admission and Rapallo Tickets with your Credit Card online and through this website! Membership Friend Application & Annual Dues Form  

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