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OUR 2015 DUES INVOICE IS NOW AVAILABLE:

2015 ANNUAL DUES & NEW MEMBERSHIP FORM (PRINT & MAIL)

DUES & MEMBERSHIP FEE ONLINE PAYMENT PORTAL

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

2015 JUDGES’ NIGHT – Wednesday, September 9, 2015

On behalf of the Officers and Directors of the Association, it is our pleasure to invite you to attend the Columbian Lawyers, First Judicial Department’s Annual Judges’ Night Dinner.  Our event will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at the Columbus Citizens Foundation, 8 East 69th Street in Manhattan (Between 5th & Madison Avenues).  The cocktail reception begins at 7 p.m. and is followed by dinner at 8 p.m.

Each year we set aside a Wednesday evening in September to honor Judges of Italian American ancestry.  This is one of our premiere events and it offers an unparalleled opportunity to network and socialize with members of the bench and bar. The cost to attend is $175 per person. A limited number of Sponsor Tables (10 Reserved Seats) are available for $1,600.

REGISTER at www.JudgesNight.com

EVENT INFO PAGE: CLICK HERE

2015 JUDGES NIGHT – MAIL IN REGISTRATION FORM

Because seating is extremely limited, all reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis.  It is your responsibility to confirm that we have received your registration and payment on or before Monday, September 7, 2015.  If you have any questions, please contact Event Chair Suzanne Adams at sadams@mdafny.com

**TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR**
– PLEASE BE SURE TO R.S.V.P. WITH YOUR PAYMENT A.S.A.P.! –

R.S.V.P. & REGISTER ONLINE : On or before Monday, September 7, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

 

SAVE THE DATE:  SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER – Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the Columbus Citizens Foundation

 

 PAST EVENTS:

THE 50th ANNUAL RAPALLO AWARD LUNCHEON AT THE WALDORF ASTORIA GRAND BALLROOM

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hon. John A. Barone

Hon. John A. Barone

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, members of the Bench and Bar gathered at the historic Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan to attend the 50th Annual Rapallo Award Luncheon.  This award, first conceived in 1955 and named in honor of the first Italian American jurist to serve on the New York State Court of Appeals, is bestowed annually to outstanding jurists, public servants and citizens of Italian American descent.  The Columbian Lawyers Association, First Judicial Department was honored to confer the 2015 Rapallo Award to The Honorable John A. Barone, Justice of the Supreme Court, Bronx County.   The afternoon also included a special video presentation honoring the 50 recipients who received the Rapallo Award between 1955 and 2014 and members of our Association engaged in the practice of law for fifty (50) or more years.  Congratulations and special thanks to our event Chair, Marianne E. Bertuna and the entire Committee for a job very well done!

VIEW THE 2015 OFFICIAL EVENT PROGRAM & HISTORICAL PROGRAM 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

 

VIEW HISTORICAL PRESS REPORTS OF THE EVENT

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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Stephen J. Savva, Esq., President
E-Mail: President@ColumbianLawyers.com

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Latest News

President’s Message February/March 2015

President’s Message – February 2015/March 2015 Dear Members & Friends: Although the so-called “Polar Vortex” seems to be unwilling to release New York City from its grips, the sunny days of Spring will return to thaw us all out.  Until then, this is a great time to catch up on your CLE credits by attending […]

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Register for the 50th Annual Rapallo Award Luncheon

            ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW ACTIVE 50th ANNUAL RAPALLO AWARD LUNCHEON OFFICIAL REGISTRATION FORM Judicial Experience: Justice, Supreme Court, Bronx County, Elected, 2014 to 2028 Justice, Supreme Court, Bronx County, Elected, 2001 to 2014 Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, 1992 to 2000 Judge, Criminal Court of […]

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JOIN, PAY DUES, DONATE & REGISTER FOR EVENTS ONLINE

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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Upcoming Events

2015 JUDGES NIGHT – Wed. 09/09/15 at the Columbus Club

September 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM

On behalf of the Officers and Directors of the Association, it is our pleasure to invite you to attend the Columbian Lawyers, First Judicial Department’s Annual Judges’ Night Dinner.  Our event will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at the Columbus Citizens Foundation, 8 East 69th Street in Manhattan (Between 5th & Madison Avenues).  […]

Event Location:
Columbus Citizens Foundation
8 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021 United States

13th ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER – Wed. Oct. 7th, 2015 at 6:30p.m.

October 7, 2015 at 6:30 PM

DATE:               Wednesday, October 7, 2015 TIME:                6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. PLACE:             The Columbus Citizens Foundation  8 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021   (Between 5th & Madison Avenues) *All Proceeds of the Event will be Donated to the Scholarship Fund LIVE AUCTION and SILENT AUCTION Yankee Tickets, Nets Tickets and Much More! Cost: $150.00 Per Person       […]

Event Location:
Columbus Citizens Foundation
8 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021 United States

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