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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:
Wednesday, May 3 2017 – CLE
6:00 pm at the Columbus Club

Matthew Grieco and Sarah Depew of the Appellate Division.
REGISTER ON-LINE HERE

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
New York City Dinner Cruise aboard the Atlantis Yacht.
Registration Forms will be available soon

Dear Columbian Lawyers and Friends:

We would like to thank each and everyone of you who attended the Charles A. Rapallo and Justice Antonin Scalia Award Luncheon on Friday April 7th, 2017.  There were over 400 guests and over 125 Judges in attendance.  This was the first time in 52 years that the luncheon was held at the Plaza – and it was a tremendous success.

A very special thank you to our Luncheon Chair Suzanne Adams and our Journal Chair Joseph Maria for all of their hard work to ensure that the Columbian Lawyers can continue to be proud of this Fifty-Two years tradition!

Congratulations again to the Honorable Joseph J. Maltese for this well deserved award!  You could hear a pin drop during his terrific speech – Bravo! Judge Maltese has raised the bar for future recipients.  Thank you Thomas J. Principe, President of the Queens Columbian Lawyers, and this year’s presenter for his unwavering support and friendship.

We were also joined by the Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, our 2008 Rapallo recipient, and the Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals and the State of New York.

Thanks to the continued efforts of organizations like the Columbian Lawyers we can ensure that Italian Americans continue to have a strong presence on both the bench, the bar and in government.

We hope to see you all on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:00 pm at the Columbus Club for a special CLE presentation on a behind the scenes look at the Appellate Division by Matthew Grieco and Sara Depew of the Appellate Division.  You may register for this CLE event here:
https://fs16.formsite.com/ColumbianLawyers/form72/index.html

Please enjoy this link to the photographs from the 2017 Rapallo Scalia Luncheon in celebration of the Honorable Joseph J. Maltese:
http://www.ninawurtzelphotography.com/ClientPage/Columbian-Lawyers-Plaza/n-djQ9Jq/

** Save the Date – Wednesday, June 7, 2017 – for our New York City Dinner Cruise aboard the Atlantis Yacht, Registration Forms will be available soon**

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

FUTURE EVENTS:
Wednesday, May 3 2017
6:00 pm at the Columbus Club

Matthew Grieco and Sara Depew of the Appellate Division.
REGISTER ON-LINE HERE

PAST EVENTS:

VIEW 2017 RAPALLO/SCALIA AWARD LUNCHEON PHOTOS HERE!
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VIEW 2016 AWARD LUNCHEON PHOTOS HERE!

 

 

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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