It's been an exciting year for the Irish American Bar Association. We've continued to see our membership grow and have had a great mix of events. Recently we were lucky to host Mark Hull as part of the Irish Writer's Festival in Los Gatos where he gave an overview into his research of the chameleon like Rosaleen James, a lady who masqueraded many different lifestyles through World War II. We also hosted Father Coleman S.J.who led an erudite discussion on the evolution of the Church's attitude towards the role married men may play in the priesthood.
Click here for pictures of the writers festival
Click here for pictures from our event with Father Coleman S.J.
We also have some exciting events already planned for the new year! On January 10th, the IABA will welcome the Irish Minister of Data Protection, Pat Breen, for lunch at Original Joe's. This will be a small group lunch and a great opportunity to hear first hand the Minister's thoughts on the issues facing Ireland as we enter 2018. Purchase your tickets for the luncheon here.
The IABA will host its first General Meeting on Wednesday, February 21st. This will be an opportunity to hear the Board's recap of activities and the proposed plans for the new year. Members will be electing the 2018-2020 board at this meeting. We welcome anyone to this event and would love to see new faces interested in joining our board.
The IABA is always looking for new and improved ways to connect with our members and increase our online presence. To this end, the IABA now has a a Facebook page. Click on the image below to visit and "like" our new page and start a discussion with fellow members! You'll also find our event calendar and photo gallery.
I hope you all have had a wonderful year these past 12 months. I would also like to extend my personal gratitude to our members and sponsors for their support of the IABA!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!