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~ Emperor Justinian
 
 
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10-13-2016
The Eighth Annual Reception for Area Law Students
10-17-2016
October Board Meeting
11-21-2016
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12-13-2016
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Justinian Society News
06-09-2016
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...
06-09-2016
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...
07-01-2015
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...
01-22-2013
The Justinian Society and Foundation Announce the Richard F. Furia, Esquire Scholarship Open to Second Year Law School Students
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01-18-2012
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  The Passing of Judge Lisa Richette - A Letter from Rudy Garcia
10-30-2007

On behalf of The Justinian Society, we share our condolences with the family, friends and colleagues of Judge Lisa Richette. Our Society deeply mourns her passing.

 

As the first Italian-American female jurist in Philadelphia, Judge Richette was a giant in our legal community and a trailblazing role model for women lawyers. When she graduated with honors from Yale law school, most firms would only offer her a job as a secretary. But she didn’t give up. She proved that she could compete with the best of them. She went on to become a judge, a law school professor and an acclaimed author. Even with her successes, she did not lapse into complacency. She continued to use her boundless energy, passion and talents to fight for the rights of children, abused women and the homeless.

 

Judge Richette epitomized the ideals of the Justinian Society and was an inspiration to all of us. In 1994, we selected her as the first recipient of the Beccaria Award. Since then, the award has been presented annually by the Justinian Society and the Criminal Justice Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association to a legal jurist, scholar or practitioner for outstanding contributions to the cause of justice and the advancement of legal education. Judge Richette also was the first recipient of The Justinian Society’s Outstanding Women in the Law Award, in June 2000.

 

A brilliant, passionate and caring person, Judge Lisa Richette will be missed by everyone who was privileged to know her.

 

            Rudy Garcia
            Chancellor, The Justinian Society

 
 
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