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Columbian Lawyers Association

First Judicial Department

An Association of Attorneys of Italian Descent

OUR DUES INVOICE IS NOW AVAILABLE:

ANNUAL DUES & NEW MEMBERSHIP FORM (PRINT & MAIL)

DUES & MEMBERSHIP FEE ONLINE PAYMENT PORTAL

UPCOMING EVENTS: DINNER DANCE CRUISE
Monday, June 13, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.
The Atlantis Yacht- World Yacht Pier 81
41st Street and the West Side Highway

Dear Columbian Lawyers and Friends:

We hope to see you all on Monday, June 13, 2016 for our Dinner Cruise aboard the Atlantis Yacht, celebrating the appointment of Chief Judge Janet DiFiore as Chief Judge of the State of New York and the Court of Appeals. Chief Judge Janet DiFiore was our 2008 Rapallo Recipient and attended our Charles A. Rapallo and Justice Antonin Scalia Award Luncheon this year, as she always does. This will be an unforgettable evening aboard a beautiful yacht with music, dancing and dinner and an opportunity to spend quality time with our newly appointed Chief Judge Janet DiFiore.

For More Details and to Register please visit the link below:
https://fs16.formsite.com/ColumbianLawyers/form58/index.html

Please invite your spouse, colleague or friend to join us, as this event is open to all!
**There is limited availability for this event so please register early.**

We would also like to thank each and everyone of you who attended our May CLE Program featuring Geraldo Rivera and Past President Arthur L. Aidala. Everyone in attendance enjoyed the event immensely. As many of you know, it was our last CLE presentation until October 5, 2016 when Professor Alan Dershowitz will be joining us.

See you on June 13th!

Grazie,

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

 
***Please Save the Date September 14, 2016 Judge’s Night at the Columbus Club***

FUTURE EVENTS:
September 14, 2016 – JUDGES’ NIGHT
October 5, 2016 – October CLE Dinner Meeting
November 2, 2016 – Elections/ November CLE Dinner Meeting

 

PAST EVENTS:

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

VIEW 2016 AWARD LUNCHEON PHOTOS HERE!
(Click on a photo, and follow < > arrows)

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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