2023 Beccaria Ceremony Awarded to
Sara Jacobson, Esquire, Executive Director, Public Defender Association of Pennsylvania (PDAP) with Complimentary Reception.
The Justinian Society of Philadelphia and
The Philadelphia Bar Association Criminal Justice Section
Cordially invite you to a Presentation and Reception of
The Annual 2023 Beccaria Award to
Sara Jacobson, Esquire
Executive Director, Public Defender Association of Pennsylvania (PDAP)
Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 5:30 p.m.
Ceremonial Court Room 653 – City Hall
Light fare & refreshments to follow
Alex Bonavitacola Law Library of the First Judicial District of PA, Room 600
Free of charge to:
All members of the Bench, Philadelphia Bar, and The Justinian Society
The Beccaria Award Co-Chairs
2023 Chair, The Justinian Society of Philadelphia
Perry de Marco Jr., Esquire
2023 Co-Chairs, Philadelphia Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
Meredith Zeitzer, Esquire
Kathryn C. Cacciamani, Esquire
Your reply would be appreciated by Friday, November 3rd to 215-545-0706 or [email protected]
*Cesare Beccaria, an 18th Century Italian scholar, was an early proponent of many of the tenets of modern criminal law. His visionary work is credited with aiding the subsequent European penal code reform and the eventual development of the American criminal justice system. The Beccaria Award is presented annually to a legal jurist, scholar or practitioner for outstanding contributions to the cause of justice and the advancement of legal education.