Italian American Lawyers of Orange County

IALOC Statement Updated April 2024

The mission of the Italian American Lawyers of Orange County–Lex Romana is to weave a tapestry of legal excellence and cultural richness, deeply rooted in our proud Italian heritage. We provide continuing legal education and create fun and festive opportunities for networking among lawyers, non-lawyers, and anyone interested in good food, good wine, and good company. We aim to nurture the next generation of attorneys by creating a bridge that connects the wisdom of the past to the innovation of the future. United by our heritage and our profession, we seek to make a significant, positive impact on both the Italian and legal communities. We are committed to growing, learning, and succeeding together, honoring our roots while forging a path to a bright, inclusive future.

We meet on the second Tuesday of each month. In addition to the annual January Board Installation Dinner, special events include cooking demonstrations, wine and olive oil tastings, and a summer bocce tournament at Il Fornaio. You can register for our events at http://www.ialoc.org. Tutti sono i benvenuti. All are welcome!

Additionally, IALOC annually recognizes a member of the legal community for his/her outstanding lifetime legal career and support of the Italian American Lawyers of Orange County. The award is named after first honoree, Hon. James Alfano. Past honorees include, Hon. James Di Cesare, Joseph D’Antony, Andrew Lachina, and posthumously to John DiCaro.

As an MCLE provider, IALOC provides periodic CLE programs to its members while enjoying a glass of wine and good Italian cuisine. In addition to these local CLE programs, IALOC has a “CLE in Italy” program every two years. Attendees obtain MCLE credits while experiencing the history, food, wine, and culture available only in Italy. Past travels included unforgettable trips to Sicily, Tuscany, Verona, and Sorrento.

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. If you love good food, a nice Chianti, and/or periodic opportunities for CLE locally and in Italy, you qualify for membership in the IALOC!

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. IALOC thanks all of its past presidents who still attend most dinners.

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 or contact our 2024 President, Joseph A. Ferrucci, who is serving his second term. jferrucci@oc-litigation.com. Unisciti a noi per cibo straordinario mentre crei amicizie per tutta la vita. Join us for amazing food while creating lifelong friendships.

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For more information about upcoming events, visit www.ialoc.org.