Our mission is to celebrate Italian culture, provide continuing legal education opportunities to members of the Orange County legal community, and create fun and festive opportunities for networking among lawyers, non-lawyers, and anyone interested in good food, good wine, and good company.
The Italian American Lawyers of Orange County – Lex Romana (IALOC) meets on the second Tuesday of each month and provides a variety of networking opportunities. Annual highlights include our January Board Installation Dinner at a premier Italian restaurant, dinners at different Italian eateries, MCLE credits during select meetings, cooking demonstrations, free networking events including a July bocce tournament at Il Fornaio, and a special holiday event.
The IALOC is also an approved MCLE provider. In addition to occasional CLE seminars presented over wine and pasta, the IALOC has a “CLE in Italy” program through which attendees can obtain MCLE credits while experiencing the history, food, wine, and culture available only in Italy. Having previously traveled to Sicily and Tuscany, the IALOC travels this June to Verona, Italy with “side trips” to Milan and Lake Garda.
The IALOC takes pride in being the premier OCBA Affiliate that places equal emphasis on the importance of legal, cultural, epicurean, and fermented contributions Italians have made to our society. We are well known for our love of Italian culture, food, and wines and believe everyone is an Italian at heart. Italians and non-Italians are all welcome and encouraged to join. Our membership has grown from 30 members four years ago to 60 members in 2014 to just under 100 members in 2016. If you love good food, good wine, good company, and periodic opportunities for CLE locally and in Italy, you qualify for membership in the IALOC!
The IALOC established its roots in the Orange County community in 1979 with Joseph D’Antony installed as its first President. Founding members also include Hon. James Di Cesare, Frank Barbaro, John DiCaro, Joseph DiVincenzo, Andrew Lachina, and Frank Terreri. The IALOC thanks all of its past presidents.
For more information on becoming a member, attending a meeting, learning about the IALOC and its history, searching our Board and Membership Directories, or getting on our CLE in Italy interest list, please visit our website at IALOC.org.