Lex Romana (Italian American Lawyers of Orange County) 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. Our group meets the second Tuesday of every month rotating between various local Italian restaurants. We are well known for our love of Italian culture, food, and wines and believe everyone is an Italian at heart. In fact, Italians and non-Italians are all welcome and encouraged to join. Like a scene from The Godfather, our dinners are an experience of multiple conversations sparking across the table, bursts of laughter, and wine glasses chiming—this defines our vision of the term “networking.”
Lex Romana established its roots in the Orange County community in 1979 with Joseph D’Antony installed as first President. Past Founding Members include Hon. James Di Cesare, Frank Barbaro, John DiCaro, Joseph DiVincenzo, Andrew Lachina, and Frank Terreri.
Our membership continues to grow, adding non-Italians and non-lawyers alike, and we welcome everyone with open arms. With dues at only $50 per year, there is no better way to break from the daily grind one evening a month to enjoy our festivities. Annual highlights include our annual Installation Dinner at Antonello Ristorante, Bocce matches at Il Fornaio, dinners at different Italian eateries, a joint meeting with the Celtic Bar Association, wine tasting, MCLE credits (at least four a year), cooking classes, and a special Christmas event. We are also an approved MCLE provider—what better way to earn credits than a presentation over wine and pasta! (This will be kept to a minimum to ensure more fun than work!) In addition, we always look forward to including speakers on topics relating to Italian culture and heritage.
For more information or an application, please visit our website at Lexromana.org or contact our President, Pamela Liosi.