ASLA, the Associated Law Firm Association, was created at the end of 2003 by Italy’s leading law firms operating in the company, commercial and international financial sectors.
The Association, which currently counts amongst its members over ninety law firms with offices in Italy - many of which have affiliations in other European countries and in the United States –, aims to promote the interests of its member law firms and to promote the ongoing improvement of client service within the context of applicable regulations and ethical codes.
ASLA is a not for profit, apolitical association which, with input from its members, cooperates with and supports regional Bars, the Italian National Bar Council, various Professional representative committees and other national and Europe wide organisations, in the performance of their institutional functions. At the same time, it seeks to promote the interests and objectives of its members.
ASLA, taking into account the needs of its members, promotes its initiatives amongst the legal community, the media and the public at large. ASLA undertakes no commercial activity, either directly itself or through any of its member firms (or their representatives), its activities are entirely financed by member contributions.
Amongst its founding aims is that of ensuring that young lawyers are given the opportunity to train, develop an understanding of and practice in the sectors of law in which its member firms operate.
ASLA, above all else, provides the representatives of its member firms with a forum where they can meet, exchange ideas and debate current topics of common interest. ASLA provides, for the benefit of its members, notifications, information and templates of general interest.
ASLA is a trusted and frequent advocate for its member firms with the various institutions of state, the legal community and the professional advisory sector as a whole, in Italy and elsewhere in Europe. Its short-term goal is to reinforce its internal organisation and external profile. In so doing it will be better placed to represent effectively the interests of its member firms for the benefit of both its members and of those who use their professional services.