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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.

  The Justinian Society and Foundation Honor Joseph H. Jacovini, Elect Officers and Board Members and Present Scholarships to Philadelphia-area Italian-American Law Students

On June 15, 2011, The Justinian Society of Philadelphia and The Justinian Foundation hosted their joint Annual Meeting, Society Election and Foundation Scholarship Luncheon at The Union League of Philadelphia. The organizations honored Joseph H. Jacovini, Esq., Chairman of Dilworth Paxson LLP for his many years of service to both Philadelphia’s legal community and the community at large.

The Society reelected, for a second one-year term, each of its officers including Gino J. Benedetti, Partner, Dilworth Paxson LLP, Annette Ferrara, Associate, Furia and Turner, Michael Mattioni, Managing Partner, Mattioni Counselors at Law, and Francis N. DiMeo, Jr., Partner, Rosen, Schafer & DiMeo, LLP.

The Society also reelected three Board of Governor members to serve second three-year terms including Stephen J. Amoriello, III, Broker, Tactix Real Estate Advisors, LLC; Carl A. Solano, Partner, Schnader Attorneys at Law; and Dawn M. Tancredi, Shareholder, Mattioni Counselors at Law.

Marsha F. Santangelo, M.D., FCLM, Associate, The Beasley Firm, LLC; Andrew J. DeFalco, Associate, Spector Gadon & Rosen, P.C.; and Francesca A. Iacovangelo, Associate, Britt Hankins & Moughan were newly elected to the Board of Governors to serve three-year terms.

“The Justinian Society Board of Governors is thrilled to welcome such a great group of new board members,” said Gino J. Benedetti, Chancellor of The Justinian Society. “These individuals are dedicated to our organization’s mission of fostering a spirit of good fellowship; maintaining the honor and dignity of the legal profession along with a high standard of ethical conduct; promoting and encouraging the study of the law, the due administration of justice and reform in the law; and coordinating efforts in the discharge of civil and professional responsibilities to the community.”

As part of the luncheon, each year The Justinian Foundation presents scholarships to Philadelphia-area Italian-American law students who are members of student Justinian Society chapters. This year, the Foundation distributed several scholarships to area law students totaling approximately $8,000.

About The Justinian Society: Founded in 1935, the Justinian Society is a legal organization comprised of attorneys, judges and law students of Italian-ancestry. Located in Philadelphia, the Society's members celebrate generations of involvement within the legal community. For more information, go to

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