Brooklyn Law School Italian-American Student Association honors Frank Carone

On Wednesday. the Brooklyn Law School Italian-American Student Association held its annual alumni dinner at the school where it honored alumnus Frank Carone, the president of the Brooklyn Bar Association.

A crowd of about 50 students and alumni and their families, colleagues and friends joined together at the event to share a dinner and to present the award to Carone. The event was opened by Joseph Caldarera, a past president of the student association, and a Republican candidate for Congress in Bay Ridge and Staten Island, who read the poem “I am an Italian-American” by Angelo Bianchi.

“I am an Italian-American. My roots are deep in an ancient soil, drenched by the Mediterranean sun, and watered by pure streams from snow-capped mountains,” the poem opened.

“I was very proud to be part of a wonderful celebration of Italian American culture. Great job by the Italian American Law Students Association for putting together a wonderful evening.”

Before he presented Carone with the award, association President Michael Millus read a list of Carone’s accomplishments that included his academic, legal and military achievements, and explained that the reason the group decided to honor Carone was that he is a great example for Italian-Americans in the legal community.

“With such a long list of accomplishments, you set the bar high for what it means to be a BLS graduate,” Millus said of Carone. “Your accomplishments as a lawyer and member of the Brooklyn community speak volumes about who you are as a person. The members of IALSA hope that by honoring you tonight and spreading your story, it inspires everyone here to try to be better in the same way you inspired us.”
Rob Abruzzese
November 15, 2019