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~ Emperor Justinian
 
 
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03-18-2022
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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...
December 2021 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of Judge Idee C. Fox. In January 2008, Judge Fox was reassigned to the Civil Trial Division. She was assigned to the high-volume Civil Motions Program for about four years. She served as a Co-Team Leader of the Mass Tort/Arbitration Appeal/Non-Jury Program. In 2016, she was appointed Supervising Judge of the Civil Trial Division, where served until being elected President Judge by the judges of the Court of Common Pleas in late 2018. She now serves as the President Judge and Chair of the Administrative Governing Board.More...
November 2021 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of Judge Angelo J. Foglietta. He has been a judge in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County since January 2012 where his honor presides over complex wrongful death and survival actions, medical malpractice, and products liability major jury trials. The Judge is passionate about community service which includes Senior Citizens Judicare Project; Special Olympics; Feed the Children; Volunteer Stand Down Philadelphia, United Communities of Southeast Philadelphia (His honor was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors and then his honor was elected as the President of the Board of Directors).More...
 
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06-17-2021
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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.

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06-29-2020
Virtual Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Announcement
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06-10-2020
News from The Justinian Foundation – 2020 Scholarship Recipient
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Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception
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06-18-2018
Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception
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06-12-2017
Annual Meeting, Election & Scholarship Reception
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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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  Proposed Closure of the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia
07-12-2009

Dear Member of The Justinian Society:

 

Within the past month, the Italian government announced the planned closures of two consulate offices in the United States: Philadelphia and Detroit. We encourage members of The Justinian Society to send letters requesting reconsideration of the Italian Consulate closure in Philadelphia to the Italian government. A letter has also been sent by our organization on behalf of our membership.

 

The Italian Consular District of Philadelphia consists of the states of Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 

 

The Consulate in Philadelphia is strategically located in one of the most important cities in the United States. In fact, the most recent study conducted by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) indicates that Philadelphia’s regional Italian-American population is only second to New York City with nearly 500,000 residents.

 

Philadelphia offers many business and educational opportunities to our Italian counterparts. Our city provides unique market opportunities to Italian companies due to its strategic, Atlantic coast and port-city locality. Philadelphia and the surrounding counties are also the U.S. home to many important Italian-owned businesses.

 

Philadelphia hosts a concentration of prominent educational institutions and universities – many of which provide student exchange programs in partnership with Italy.

 

Philadelphia area hospitals and top medical facilities work with Italian researchers in all areas of medicine including cancer, Colley’s Anemia and Alzheimer’s – all of which affect many Italians.

 

If that were not enough, one must also acknowledge the historical significance of our city and its recognition as a major tourist destination for Italians visiting the United States. In fact, US Airways provides daily direct flights from Philadelphia to Rome and Milan – allowing for continuous passage between the two countries. Many of the travelers require consular services and assistance and will be forced to travel to New York City or Washington, D.C. should the Philadelphia office be closed.

 

The Italian Consulate in Philadelphia plays a significant role in our community. For those of you interested in sharing your concerns with the Italian government, letters can be sent to:

 

On. Stefano Stafani

Presidente

Commissione Affari Esteri

Camera dei deputati

00186 Rome, Italy

Via email: [email protected]

 

A private petition has also been made available below which should be copied and pasted into a separate document and mailed to Hon. Salvatore Ferrigno, Preside ComItEs of Philadelphia, P. O. Box 14388, Philadelphia 19115.

 

Thank you for your consideration to this matter.

 

Sincerely,

 

Gina Furia Rubel, Esq., Chancellor

Edward DiDonato, Esq., Vice Chancellor

Roberta D'Onofrio Pichini, Esq., Secretary

Gino Benedetti, Esq., Treasurer

__________________

 

POPULAR PETITION

 

TO PROTEST THE PROPOSED CLOSING OF THE

ITALIAN CONSULATE OFFICE IN PHILADELPHIA

 

 

First Name _________________________    

Last Name  _________________________

 

Address____________________________     

City _______________________________     

State __________________ Zip ________

 

Telephone __________________________

Email ________________________________

 

 

List of additional family members:

 

1.     First name ______________________________________

 

2.     First name ______________________________________

 

3.     First name ______________________________________

 

4.     First name ______________________________________

 

5.     First name ______________________________________

 

6.     First name ______________________________________

 

7.     First name ______________________________________

 

 

       Date:_______________

 

                                                       Signature:________________________________________

 

The above family resides in the Italian Consular District of Philadelphia, consisting of the states of Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania.

  

The above information will be used solely for the purpose of presenting petitions of protest as consented by the Privacy Law (L. 675/96). 

 
 
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