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2024 Annual Meeting/Election, Scholarship Reception and Luncheon honoring William Mignucci, President & CEO of Di Bruno Brothers
The Justinian Society and Foundation honored William Mignucci.. To see photos from the event, click here.

The Justinian Society 2023 Justinian Christmas Party
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Annual Meeting/Election, Scholarship Reception and Luncheon honoring Dario C. Altieri, MD President and Chief Executive Officer of The Wistar Institute Director of the Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center Distinguished Professor, Robert and Penny Fox Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program.
The Justinian Society and Foundation honored Dario C. Altieri, M.D.. To see photos from the event, click here.

2023 Beccaria Ceremony Awarded to Sara Jacobson, Esquire, Executive Director, Public Defender Association of Pennsylvania (PDAP) with Complimentary Reception.
The Justinian Society and the Philadelphia Bar Association Criminal Justice Section 2023 Beccaria Award given to Sara Jacobson. To see photos from the event, click here.

  Justinians Elect New Officers at Annual Luncheon

The Justinian Society elected four new officers to serve as Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Governors at their June 17, 2004 Annual Luncheon held at the Union League of Philadelphia.

Gaetan Alfano, a founding shareholder at Miller, Alfano & Raspanti, P.C., of Philadelphia, has been elected to serve as the Justinian Society Chancellor. Mr. Alfano previously served as Treasurer and also serves as Secretary and Treasurer of the Justinian Foundation. His areas of practice include complex commercial litigation, insurance insolvency and reinsurance litigation, medicare and medicaid fraud and abuse, employment litigation and professional liability. Mr. Alfano received his B.A. magna cum laude from Villanova University in 1977 and his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 1980. Upon graduating law school, Mr. Alfano joined the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, gaining extensive trial experience

Roberta D’Onofrio Pichini of Feldman, Shepherd, Wohlgelernter & Tanner was elected to serve as Secretary. more than twenty years, Ms. Pichini is the first woman in Pennsylvania to be invited into the prestigious International Academy of Trial Attorneys (membership is limited to 500 lawyers). She was elected the organization's first woman officer in 2003. She was selected to join the American College of Trial Lawyers and ABOTA (American Board of Trial Lawyers), and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Ms. Pichini was also named by the Legal Intelligencer in 2004 as one of four women leaders in personal injury litigation in Pennsylvania.

Rudolph Garcia of Saul Ewing was elected to serve as Vice Chancellor. Mr. Garcia is a member of Saul Ewing's Litigation Department in its Philadelphia office and serves on the Firm’s Technology Committee. He engages in a wide variety of complex civil litigation, including numerous jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations in federal and state courts. Mr. Garcia is a Member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association. He also is a Member of the Board of Governors and Chair of the Federal Courts Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association and has served the association as an elected member of the Nominating Committee, as Co-Chair of the State Civil Committee, and as a member of various other committees. As Chair of the Local Rules Subcommittee in previous years, he was the principal drafter of the current compilation of the Philadelphia Civil Rules, for which he was received the 1990 Philadelphia Bar Association Award. Mr. Garcia also supports the Philadelphia Bar Foundation as a member of the Hamilton Circle. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society and the Lawyers' Club of Philadelphia.

Gina Furia Rubel, President of Furia Rubel Communications was elected to the position of Treasurer of the Justinian Society. Prior to this election, Gina served two three-year terms on the Board of Governors and served as student liaison and president of the Widener University School of Law Justinian Society Chapter. Ms. Rubel is an active member of the Italian-American community. She is a past recipient of a National Italian American Bar Association scholarship and has held local and state offices within the Order Sons of Italy in America and its Ivy Ridge Lodge. These positions include Lodge trustee, cultural programs director, newsletter editor, public relations chair, mistress of ceremonies and state convention delegate. She also served as a commissioner to the Pennsylvania Commission for Social Justice.

The Justinian Society was founded in 1935 by forty-seven attorneys of Italian ancestry in Philadelphia. The Society is engaged in activities directed toward fostering a spirit of good fellowship, maintaining honor and dignity of the legal profession, performing civic duties, administering justice, and promoting the study of law among Italian-American students.
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