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~ Emperor Justinian
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November 2020 Justinian Co-Members of the Month
This Month, the Justinian Society proudly celebrates and spotlights the accomplishments of two board members, Denise Mandi and Brittany Stepp, for their recent elections to the Board of Governors and YLD Executive Board of the Philadelphia Bar Association, respectively. Please join us in congratulating Denise and Brittany. More...
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The Justinian Society's tribute in memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Justinian Society of Philadelphia celebrates the life and mourns the passing of one of our nation's most brilliant and deeply cherished jurists, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. More...
Virtual Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Announcement
News from The Justinian Foundation – 2020 Scholarship Recipient
Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception
Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception
Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception
The Justinian Society and Foundation Host 80th Anniversary, Honor the Chairman of Philadelphia Energy Solutions and Present Law School Scholarships
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. More...
The Justinian Society Elects Officers at Annual Meeting
The Justinian Society Annual Meeting and Election was held on June 6, 2016 at Top of the Tower in Philadelphia. More...
The Justinian Foundation Awards Three Scholarships to Law Students
The Justinian Foundation, which provides scholarships to Italian-American students enrolled in Philadelphia-area law schools, recently presented scholarships totaling $4,500 to three area students. More...
The Justinian Society and Foundation Announce the Richard F. Furia, Esquire Scholarship Open to Second Year Law School Students
Justinian Society Event Photos

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

To see photos from the 2019 Justinian Christmas Party, click here.

To see photos from the 2019 Beccaria Award, click here.

To see photos from the Luncheon Honoring PA Superior Court President Judge Jack Panella, click here.

To see photos from the 2019 Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception and Luncheon, click here.

To see photos from the Luncheon Honoring The Honorable Idee Fox, click here.

To see photos from the Luncheon Honoring 2019 Phila Bar Chancellor Shelli M. Fedullo, click here.

To see photos from the 2018 Justinian Christmas Party, click here.

To see photos from the 2018 Beccaria Award Ceremony, click here.

To see photos from the 2018 Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception, click here.

To see photos from the Justinian Luncheon Honoring Carl A. Solano, click here.

  Past Chancellor Honored by Order Sons of Italy in America

Justinian Society Past Chancellor, Richard F. Furia, Esquire, was honored as “Man of the Year” by the Order Sons of Italy in America, Ivy Ridge Lodge 251 at their 93rd Anniversary banquet. Mr. Furia was honored for his tireless dedication and support to the Lodge, to the Order, to the community as a whole and to Italian Americans.

Mr. Furia is the managing partner of the Philadelphia law firm, Furia and Turner. Currently he serves on the Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors and is a delegate to the Pennsylvania Bar Association conventions beginning May 12, 2004. Furia has held national and state offices within the O.S.I.A., including National Orator, Chairman of the By-Law Committee, and National Secretary for the Commission for Social Justice and President of the Pennsylvania Commission for Social Justice. Past Chancellor of the Justinian Society of Italian-American Lawyers, Furia has served as a board member since 1984 and as a board member of the Justinian Foundation since 1996. He also is a member of the National Italian American Foundation, Council of 1000.

Among the dignitaries in attendance at the banquet were past U.S. Ambassador to Italy, Congressman Thomas Foglietta; Consul General from Italy, Lorenzo Mott; U.S. Congressman, Jim Gerlach; U.S. Congressman, Jim Greenwood; State Senator, Connie Williams; Chairman of Montgomery County Commissioners, Jim Matthews; Superior Court Judge, Jack A. Panella; Court of Common Pleas Judges: James Murray Lynn, William J. Mazzola, Louis J. Presenza, Sr., and Paul P. Panepinto; Montgomery County District Justice, John Murray, the Honorable Vito Canuso, the Honorable Michael J. McAllister, Justinian Society Chancellor, Denise Gentile; and President of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, O.S.I.A, William D. Bucci.

Furia was introduced by his daughter, Gina Furia Rubel, Esquire. A Citation was presented to him from U.S. Congressman Jim Gerlach; U.S. Congressman Jim Greenwood presented Furia with a U.S. flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol in his honor on March 27, 2004. Special recognition was given to Furia by Chairman of the Montgomery County Commissioners, James R. Matthews. Additional citations were given to him by Pennsylvania State Senator, Constance H. Williams and State Representative Melissa Murphy Weber. Furia received a letter of recognition from U.S. Senator, Arlen Specter, and a joint citation from the President of Philadelphia Council Anna C. Verna and Philadelphia Councilman Frank Rizzo.
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