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.

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Continuing Professional Development Seminars (CPDs)

  • Topic: Best Practices for Mediations in Personal Injury, Estate and Family Law Matters & Understanding Trauma-Informed Justice
  • Date: April 3, 2024
  • Location:

    In Person OR Virtual

"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)

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