Welcome to the
Columbian Lawyers Association

First Judicial Department

An Association of Attorneys of Italian Descent

Home

OUR CURRENT NEWSLETTER IS NOW AVAILABLE:

MAY 2014 NEWSLETTER

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm - 12th ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER at the Columbus Club

On Wednesday June 4, 2014 at 6:30pm, our General Member Meeting will be our 12th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser at the Columbus Citizens Foundation.  We urge all to attend this event or at the very least, help support the Fund by making a donation via our online portal.  The Columbian Lawyers Association Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable entity that raises money each year to confer scholarships for law students of Italian heritage who require financial assistance.  Each year, the Fund reviews applications and awards scholarships to a select number of students.  The Scholarship Fundraiser is our primary means of funding present and future scholarship obligations.  More information about the Scholarship Fund can be obtained by it’s Co-Chairs, the Honorable Anthony J. Fiorella, Jr. and Joseph DeMatteo or by visiting our website.  To register for the event, please contact the event Chair, Marianne Bertuna at BertunaEsq@AidalaLaw.com or Register and Donate Online via this link:   http://fs16.formsite.com/ColumbianLawyers/form32/index.html

VIEW PHOTOS FROM OUR RECENT RAPALLO AWARD LUNCHEON

The 49th Annual Rapallo Award Recipient -  Justice William F. Mastro

Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department

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.

 

2014Banner

Stephen J. Savva, Esq., President
eMail: ColumbianLawyers@aol.com

New Member Application

Celebrate your Italian heritage by becoming a member of the Columbian Lawyers. Sign up today by completing the membership application now.

Latest News

JOIN, PAY DUES, DONATE & REGISTER FOR EVENTS ONLINE

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: 2014 Member Application & Dues Statement  and pay you fees, dues and donate to our Scholarship Fund via our new ONLINE PAYMENT PORTAL!

Posted on May 20, 2014 | Read full post...

Register for the 49th Annual Rapallo Award Luncheon

http://fs16.formsite.com/ColumbianLawyers/2014Rapallo/index.html

Posted on May 20, 2014 | Read full post...

COLUMBUS DAY PARADE 2013

Great Weather, Great Parade, Great Pictures

Posted on May 20, 2014 | Read full post...
See more news...