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Iranian American Lawyers Association - (IALA)
JUNE 2008 IALA e-letter


  • Live link your firm’s website to your directory listing.
  • Directory Listing and law firm marketing.


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Dear IALA Members and Friends:

We are extremely excited to announce the launching of our Member Exclusive Forum and Profile Access.  The Profile Access is a state of the art secured web based search which allows registered users to securely access their profile, change, add or modify their respective areas of practice, or their membership record.

The Profile Access will increase member exposure to the public.  The public regularly either call or search our directory for an attorney.  So, we have formulated a user friendly search window to make public searches easy.  We strongly urge you to update and complete your profile.

In addition to Southern and Northern California covering over a 1000 Iranian American Lawyers, we have expanded our Directory nationwide and will include New York, Washington D.C., Maryland, and Texas.

Member Login & Website Updates:

  • Click to access your record. 
  • User name (your email address on file and at which you received this email).
  • Password (your temporary secured password is your first name).  After you log in, we suggest that you change your secured password).
  • Once logged in you can:
    • Edit your profile on line 24/7
    • Change your Password
    •   Join Discussion Forum
    • Renew your Membership*
Attorney Listing Searches:
  • Our search engine is used in hundreds of daily searches which look up Iranian-American attorneys or search within a certain zipcode according to a specific practice area. 
  • We strongly suggest you log on to your account and complete your portfolio by check marking the applicable area(s) of practice as well as any applicable State Bar Certification.  You will have increased visibility of your firm when searches are conducted which match your area(s) of practice.

Discussion Forum:

  • Available to IALA members only.
  • Post Jobs Wanted or Offered.
  • Advertise office space for lease.
  • Post Questions & Answers on legal issues.

Membership & Renewals:

  • Renew your membership* online via secured & encrypted web page using your Credit Card.
  • *Premium listing: To get more exposure, upgrade your membership for only $5.00 a month to include a Live Link to your website and to your email address.
  • Note: LACBA and IALA have reciprocal membership discounts for your membership or renewal fee.  Make sure when on IALA’s membership page to mark whether you are a LACBA member –which we strongly urge you to join if you are not a member.  Likewise, when on LACBA’s membership renewal page, elect IALA as an affiliate bar category to receive your reduced LACBA membership rate.

Upcoming Event:

IALA presents Judge Steven R. Van Sicklen Supervising Judge - Criminal Division of the Los Angeles County Superior Court.  Judge Sicklen oversees 287 courts and bench officers.

Co – Sponsored by Beverly Hills Bar Association



IALA congratulates its former president P. Patrick Ashouri (2005 & 2006) in his election to a LACBA “At Large Trustee.”   Mr. Ashouri was previously a LACBA Trustee for 2 years (2005-2007) as a representative of IALA, an affiliated bar association of LACBA. 
Mr. Ashouri was sworn in on at the 2008 LACBA Installation and Shattuck-Price Outstanding Lawyer Award Dinner on June 26, 2008 at the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel.  Honorable Audrey B. Collins, IALA’s 2007 GALA Keynote Speaker and Award Recipient conducted the swearing in ceremony for President Danette E. Meyers and the Officers and Board of Trustees of the 2007-08 Term.  Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, was the recipient of the 2008 Shattuck-Price Outstanding Lawyer by LACBA.Gretchen Nelson, the outgoing LACBA president, was acknowledged and appreciated for her contributions during her leadership.

© 2008 IALA