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October Newsletter

01 Oct 2018 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


President's Message

Dear Members,

Happy autumn! We hope you had an enjoyable summer, and we're excited to invite you to join us at some upcoming events.

On October 16th at 6:30 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco, we are hosting a special screening of Don't Leave Home, a thriller about an American artist's investigation of an Irish urban legend. Producer George Rush will give a presentation before the screening on the Section 481 Tax Incentive for Film Production in Ireland, which will earn California attorney members one hour of MCLE credit. More information about this event can be found at the link below. Please register today and join us for this special Halloween season event!

We are also looking forward to the 2018 Irish Arts & Writers Festival in Los Gatos, from October 11th through 15th. This year's event will feature RTE reporter Caitriona Perry, will give a presentation on her 2017 book In America: Tales from Trump Country, an Irish perspective of today's American society. The Festival will also welcome Melatu Uche Okorie, a 2006 immigrant to Ireland who will share her experience as a migrant woman facing prejudice and legal obstacles as she tries to settle in her new country. You can register for these and other events on the Festival website. Hope to see you there!

In recent months, we enjoyed another wonderful evening with the Italian-American Bar Association at this year's Garlic and Gaelic Night in North Beach. Guests were treated to a rollicking debate on the Irish and Italian contributions to the world, and a fantastic dinner prepared by the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club. We are especially grateful to President Fulvio Picerno, Italian Consul General Lorenzo Ortona, Irish Consul General Robert O'Driscoll, and the entire Irish and Italian communities who attended the evening's dinner and events. 

Please stay tuned for further announcements of upcoming events and activities. Also, please consider becoming a sponsor of the IABA. Further information on sponsorship levels can be found here. Your support is invaluable to the IABA's mission, and we are happy to have so many active and interested professionals as members. 

From all of us on the Board, thank you, and we hope to see you at one of our events very soon.

Best regards, 

Jim Weixel
IABA President

Upcoming Events

"Don't Leave Home" - Oct. 16, Roxie Theater, San Francisco
Join us for a screening of this Irish-produced thriller that explores an American's investigation of an urban legend. Producer George Rush will give a one-hour MCLE presentation on the Irish fim production tax credit before the screening.

2018 Irish Arts & Writers Festival,
Los Gatos

This year's festival features RTE reporter Caitriona Perry's book reading about an Irish perspective on Trump's America, and 2006 Irish immigrant Melatu Uche Okorie and her experience as a woman migrating to Ireland.

Board Updates

We are looking for members interested in joining the Board and helping the IABA continue its growth and good work in the years ahead. If you're enthusiastic about participating in the local Irish American legal and cultural community, then this is a great opportunity for you! 

Please contact IABA President Jim Weixel at info@irishamericanbarnorcal.com for more information.

Thank you to our sponsors:


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