NIAF now Accepting Applications for Graduates To Leaders ** National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Sponsors Law Workshop in Nation’s Capital **


Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or

(WASHINGTON, DC – February 3, 2006) The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is now accepting applications for its Graduates to Leaders (G2L) Law Program in Washington, D.C. From May 21-23, 2006, participants of the all-expenses-paid leadership program will attend lectures and discussions that provide an “insider’s” view of the inner workings of the legal world. The seminars also serve as networking forums introducing participants with a professional support group of Italian Americans in law.

To apply and for more information, visit: or contact Michelle Arbeit 

Last year’s participants met with prominent Italian American leaders in the legal field including: Hon. Francis Allegra, U.S. Court of Federal Claims; Katharine Mazzaferri, executive director, D.C. Bar;Joseph Migliozzi, Jr., capital defender, State of Virginia; Phil Sbarbaro, former deputy general counsel and chief litigation counsel of Verisign Inc.; and Major General William Suter, clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC and dedicated to preserving the heritage of Italian Americans. The NIAF organizes cultural activities and helps young people with scholarships, internships and other programs. Visit our web site at