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~ Emperor Justinian
 
 
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Justinian Society Event Photos

To see all of the photos from our most recent events, see our Flickr account.

To see photos from the 2022 Justinian Christmas Party click here.

To see photos from the Beccaria Award held on December 13, 2022 given to Nathan J. Andrisani, Esq. for 2022 and Professor Louis M. Natali, Jr. for 2021 click here.

To see photos from the "In Person" Luncheon honoring Philadelphia Bar Chancellor Wesley R. Payne IV, Esq. held on February 17, 2022 click here.

To see photos from the 2021 "In Person" Luncheon honoring Phila Bar Assoc. Chancellor Lauren McKenna, Esquire and their immediate Past Chancellor Hon. A. Michael Snyder (Ret.) click here.

To see photos from the 2020 Beccaria Award held November 17, 2022 given to George Bochetto, Esq. click here.

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News from The Justinian Foundation – 2020 Scholarship Recipient
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Members of the Month
June 2022 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of The Honorable Daniel R. Sulman is a judge in the Family Division of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, where he served from July of 2016 to January of 2018 and from December of 2019 through the present, following appointments to the bench by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and election in 2021. The Judge is a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, a graduate of Philadelphia public schools and magna cum laude graduate of Temple University. He earned his law degree at Temple University Beasley School of Law. More...
May 2022 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of The Honorable Craig Levin who is a judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania. He assumed office on January 3, 2022. His current term ends January 5, 2032. Judge Levin was born and raised in Philadelphia. His life has been shaped by the communities where he grew up: First in West Oak Lane, then moving as a teenager to the Northeast. He attended Philadelphia Public Schools, graduating from Temple University with a B.S. in Finance and earned his Juris Doctorate from the Delaware School of Law at Widener University. He is a proud 'Philly guy' and loves all things 'Philly'. More...
March 2022 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of The Honorable Ann M. Butchart who was elected to a ten-year term as a Trial Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia in 2005 and was retained for a second term in 2015. She has presided in Family Court, Criminal Court and Civil Court. More...
February 2022 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of The Honorable Rosemarie Defino-Nastasi who presides in the Court of Common Pleas Criminal Trial Division in Philadelphia. She began her legal career working as an Assistant Defender for The Defender’s Association of Philadelphia. She then joined her family’s law firm in South Philadelphia working alongside her brothers, Michael and Vincent Defino. Judge Defino-Nastasi has presided in the Criminal Trial Division for over twenty years. More...
January 2022 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of President Judge Jack Anthony Panella of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. He was elected to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in November 2003 and sworn into office as an appellate judge on January 9, 2004 and retained in 2013. On January 7, 2019, he was elected President Judge. His true devotion and commitment is to assure that the Superior Court does it best to serve the people and the members of the Bar in ways that are efficient and productive, and balances judicial independence with accountability. More...
 
 
  The Justinian Society and Foundation Host 80th Anniversary, Honor the Chairman of Philadelphia Energy Solutions and Present Law School Scholarships
06-09-2016

PHILADELPHIA (June 2016) – The Justinian Society and Foundation hosted their 80th Anniversary on June 6, 2016, honoring Philip Rinaldi, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board, Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC. The Foundation also presented three scholarships to outstanding law student.

William R. Sasso, Chairman of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP and a long-time Justinian recognized Rinaldi. A letter from Rinaldi was read by John McShane, Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC. in which Rinaldi commended the work of The Justinian Society and Foundation and pledged a personal donation to the Foundation to complement his company’s corporate sponsorship.

Barbara Capozzi, President of The Justinian Foundation and owner of Capozzi Real Estate presented thee Foundation scholarships to students who anticipate graduation in 2017. They include Amanda Cappelletti and Richard Camilleri from Temple University Beasley School of Law and Ben Stango from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Gina F. Rubel, Secretary & Treasurer of The Justinian Foundation and owner of Furia Rubel Communications, Inc., also presented Stango with an award named after her late father, the Richard F. Furia, Esquire Scholarship. Stango, also a Yale graduate, participated in an essay contest regarding anti-defamation, inclusion and diversity. The contest is presented by the Furia Scholarship Committee, co-chaired by Justin Moriconi and Gino Benedetti. Richard F. Furia was a Philadelphia attorney, co-founder of The Justinian Foundation, past Justinian Society Chancellor and a steadfast advocate against stereotyping and defamation, and for inclusion and diversity in all communities and the practice of law in particular.   

Michael Mattioni, outgoing Chancellor of The Justinian Society, recognized its leaders and members, supporters and donors because of whom the scholarships would not be possible. They include:

Corporate Sponsors
Barbara Capozzi, Capozzi Real Estate
Mattioni, Ltd.
Philadelphia Energy Solutions
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

Emperor’s Circle
Dilworth Paxson LLP

Benefactors
Phyllis & Gabriel L. I. Bevilacqua
Vito F. Canuso Jr.
Rochelle & William Fedullo
Furia Rubel Communications, Inc.
Alexander B. Giacobetti, Esq.
Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP
Roberta D. Pichini, Esq.
Hon. Louis Presenza (Ret.)
Rosen, Schafer & DiMeo
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Gerard Vernose, M.D.

Supporters
Hon. Annette Rizzo (Ret.)
Fox Rothschild LLP
Stephen A. Sheller, Esq.
The Dispute Resolution Institute, Harris T. Bock, Director

The Justinian Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1996. The charitable arm of The Justinian Society (1935), the Foundation’s sole purpose is to provide financial assistance to law students currently enrolled in an accredited law school in a program of study leading to a juris doctor degree. Scholarship candidates must be admitted to an accredited law school within a one hundred (100) mile radius of the City of Philadelphia and must be entering, at a minimum, their second year; or must meet the requirements for specific scholarships. All gifts are tax deductible. In addition to our general scholarships, our two named scholarships include the Jules Fiorvanti Scholarship which is granted to a student at LaSalle University interested in the study of law. The Richard F. Furia, Esquire Scholarship is granted to the winner of an essay contest with a focus on advocating against stereotyping and defamation. For more information, go to www.justinian.org/foundation.php
 
 
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