Italian American Lawyers of Orange County

IALOC Statement Updated January 2022

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. Annual
highlights include our January Board Installation Dinner, cooking demonstrations, and a summer bocce tournament at Il Fornaio.

Additionally, IALOC annually recognizes a member of the legal community for their outstanding lifetime legal career and support of the Italian American Lawyers of Orange County. Past honorees include Hon. James Alfano, Hon. James Di Cesare, and Joseph D’Antony.

As an MCLE provider, IALOC provides periodic CLE programs to its members, normally 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. We have traveled to Sicily, Tuscany, Verona, and Sorrento. We will be hosting another trip to Italy in 2021 to the Puglia region.

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 welcomeand encouraged to join. Our membership has grown over the years and is currently approximately 100 members. If you love good food, good wine, good company, 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.

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 2020 President, Anthony Modarelli at amodarelli@damfirm.com.

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