The Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago (FALA Chicago) is a professional network of attorneys, judges, law students, and supporters that facilitates career development, learning opportunities, and fellowship within the Chicagoland legal community. We provide access to colleagues across numerous practice areas and their related organizations, including law firms and corporations of all sizes, non-profits, and public sector employers. This network consists of attorneys like you, who share similar experiences and have encountered unique challenges during law school and in practice today. FALA Chicago is an inclusive organization and welcomes everyone.
The organization was previously known as FABA (Filipino American Bar Association), which started the Chicago area All-Bar Unity Dinner in 2003 and spawned the Diversity Scholarship Fund providing scholarships to diverse students studying law.
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.
We shall humbly represent and serve our legal community in a selfless and charitable way. We shall promote and embody the highest standards of professionalism and ethics among our legal community. We shall enable ourselves to help our legal community on a long-term basis.
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. Enable camaraderie and community among participants in furtherance of the Mission.