CIAO hosts an annual Judges Night allowing members to meet with members of the judiciary.

CIAO hosts continuing legal education symposia.

CIAO provides a variety of Member Services and discounts to members.

CIAO hosts an annual Mock Criminal Trial for high school students during Law Week

CIAO lawyer's listing.

CIAO funds scholarships/fellowships at various Ontario law schools.

Welcome to CIAO


Welcome to CIAO

We’re dedicated to promoting awareness & understanding of the law within the Canadian Italian Community with particular focus on the legal profession.

Welcome to the Canadian Italian Advocates Organization’s website. Founded in 1984, we are men and women sharing a chosen profession and united by a common heritage. We are proud to have a rich history and a long history of accomplishments. Please consider joining our association. Feel free to contact us for any questions you might have.

"It’s rare to find such warmth in addition to collegiality within legal associations, in my experience. Congratulations. You’re doing a wonderful job and have a great atmosphere at CIAO." - "I found the courses extremely useful, thorough, and practical, and the group very active, diverse, collegial, and welcoming. " - "I have attended several courses and events over the years, and have recently renewed my membership. Once again, in my view, CIAO is a great group to be a part of." - "That was a great seminar! So informative and helpful. Thank you for letting us join in. " - (CP) "The event was great. I found it very informative, honest, and ultimately, uplifting. " - (EP)

News & Media

January 14th, 2013

Il Giudice Tony Cusinato premiato dagli avvocati italiani

The Honourable Mr. Justice Anthony Cusinato, che va in pensione dopo 28 anni di servizio, e’ stato premiato dalla Canadian Italian Advocates Association durante l’annuale Judges Night che ha avuto luogo mercoledì’ 24 ottobre, presso lo studio legale Fasken Martineau, nella Toronto downtown. All’evento hanno presenziato numerosi avvocati e giudici, nonché’ famigliari del Giudice Cusinato. […]

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