AILA’s mission has been to promote in Australia the study and knowledge of the law and legal system of the Republic of Italy, and in Italy, the study and knowledge of the law and legal system of Australia. AILA seeks to foster personal and professional relations between members of the legal professions in both countries.
AILA co-operates with the Italian Law Societies, Associations and Institutions to ascertain its objectives. It arranges and participates in conferences, lectures, meetings, seminars in Australia and Italy, or elsewhere, relating to the objects of the Association.
The purposes of AILA include:
- To encourage contact between those practising or interested in the laws of Australia;
- Within Australia, to facilitate links between lawyers with an interest in the practice of the law and to provide continuing legal education and the exchange of legal information;
- To facilitate and encourage contact and interchange between lawyers of Italian origin and Italophilic lawyers throughout the world;
- To establish links between lawyers in Australia and lawyers in Italy, as well as lawyers in other countries, with a view to fostering friendship, trade, cultural and educational exchange between such countries;
- To facilitate law reform in areas of interest to the Italian-Australian community;
- To establish links with other professional bodies in Australia, Italy, Cyprus and other countries, particularly those with an Italian diaspora;
- To assist those in need in the Italian-Australian community with finding solutions to legal problems;
- In the educational arena, to further the knowledge of Italian and European law, both formally and informally, to hold conferences and seminars on issues of law and business on topics of relevance between Australia and Italy and to develop a resource base of printed, audio visual and electronic material compatible with the aims and purposes of the association;
- To encourage contact between those practising or interested in, the law of Italy and Europe;
- To address problems and assist in providing solutions to Italian-Australians in Australia in assessing their legal rights in Italy;
- To foster work exchange on a business and academic level between Australia and Italy or any other country;
- To develop plans for Australian law students to study in Italy or any other country and vice-versa;
- To facilitate the study of Italian language in Australia, to further the knowledge of Italian law;
- To establish a scholarship fund; and
- Such other purposes as the Association, meeting at a general meeting, may determine.