Mission: Establish and maintain a local and nationwide network of Filipino American legal professionals. Assist Filipino American legal professionals here locally and nationwide to succeed in their professions, organizations and industries. Partner with regional/local Filipino American bar associations to support regional /local objectives. All of the above will be performed without profit, and for the mutual benefit of our members.
Our objective is to continuously recruit and obtain commitments from Filipino-American legal professionals to help other Filipino American legal professionals succeed in their profession and to promote the interests of the Filipino American legal community; communicate and leverage the collective knowledge, experience, relationships and resources of members for the betterment of our legal community as a whole; and enable camaraderie and community among participants in furtherance of the Mission.
Geographic Scope: Primarily Chicago and surrounding suburbs, but FALA Chicago also encompasses Illinois and the surrounding Midwest
Year Established: 2012 (predecessor organization Filipino American Bar Association “FABA” was organized in 1996)
Signature Program/Events: Annual Installation of Officers/Board (March); Summer Soiree (late July or Aug); Holiday Party (Dec); among several other events (CLEs, law student roundtables/forums, happy hours, family-friendly events, etc.)
Web Address: falachicago.org
Year of NFALA Affiliation: 2015