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"Justice is the constant and perpetual wish to render to every one his due."
~ Emperor Justinian
 
 
Upcoming Events
September 2021 - August 2022
Membership Application and Membership Renewal
09-13-2021
(To be rescheduled)The Justinian Society & Phila Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section presents at Philadelphia City Hall their "In-Person" Annual Beccaria Award 2020 to George Bochetto, Esquire
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09-20-2021
(CANCELLED)September Virtual Board Meeting
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10-18-2021
October Virtual Board Meeting
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11-15-2021
November Virtual Board Meeting
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12-20-2021
December Virtual Board Meeting
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August 2021 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments Joseph P. Stampone. He is the founder and managing shareholder of Stampone O'Brien Dilsheimer Law since 1984. His practice has focused on a variety of civil litigation and transactional matters, primarily complex personal injury matters, including motor vehicle accidents, product liability, construction accidents, and medical malpractice. Among his numerous passions for legal, civic and family activities, his law firm's recent project is a commissioned Mural entitled "Lady Justice" to be painted on the west wall of our office building located at 500 Cottman Avenue, Cheltenham, PA. The firm has always stood up in earnest advocating for the rights of the little guy, the powerless, and the underprivileged. A rendering of the Mural is included for your viewing. More...
July 2021 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of Judge William J. Manfredi (Ret.) as Judge of the Court of Common Pleas from 1983 until his retirement in 2014. The Judge spent 10 years on the criminal side of the Court, as Major and Homicide Trial judge, calendar (assignment) judge for both the Major Trial and Homicide Programs, and as Supervising Judge for Philadelphia County Investigating Grand Jury. He is well-known as an accomplished mediator and has been involved in the non-trial resolutions of numerous Mass Tort and other complex major litigation. More...
June 2021 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of Barbara A. Capozzi. She was the first woman Chancellor of the Justinian Society after completing terms in all Board Offices and has continued to serve as President of the Justinian Scholarship Foundation since its inception in 1994. During her 30 year career, she has become an authority on the South Philadelphia, Southwest and Center City housing markets. As a highly successful business owner, Barbara has thrived even in challenging economic times. As a Civic Leader, she is highly invested in the neighborhoods in which she works by building strong coalitions to fight for civic and business interests. More...
May 2021 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of Alexander B. Giacobetti. He is celebrating his 50th year out of Villanova Law School. Among other accomplishments, he still serves as a Judge Pro Tem and Arbitrator in both C.P. and Federal Court and enjoys serving at Villanova, as a Moot Court Judge and Judge in their Client Counseling Competition. We also celebrate Alex’s contribution to the Justinian Society legacy by serving as Justinian Chancellor from 2000 to 2002 and in 2018 taking charge of the Justinian Annual Election process.His prize passion is the American British Reliability Run, a two-day charity car drive to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. The initial goal was for $50,000 and by end of the final tally $66,950 was raised for Shriners. More...
April 2021 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of Judge Louis J. Presenza (Ret.), President Judge Emeritus, Philadelphia Municipal Court. Following his commitment to the greater good of all communities, he was a member of the Pennsylvania Statewide Adult Drug Court Advisory Committee, the Pennsylvania Statewide Mental Health Initiatives Task Force, the City of Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission and the Mayor's Task Force on Homeless Services. He also served as a faculty member for the National Drug Court Institute and is past Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP). He was a founding member of the Pennsylvania Association of Drug Court Professionals and served consecutive two-year terms as its inaugural President. More...
March 2021 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society proudly spotlights the accomplishments of Judge Matthew D. Carrafiello during his career as Judge, Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District, Orphans' Court, Administrative Judge, Orphans' Court Division, Member, Administrative Governing Board, First Judicial District of PA, Undersheriff, City of Philadelphia, Merit Selection Appointee; Administrator of Office, Adjudicator of Legal Decisions/Determinations; Chief Sworn Officer and his Trial Practice. He is most revered for his fondest activity which is mentoring students. During his early years to-date, he created and also actively participated in the Young Lawyers and Mentoring Committees activities of The Justinain Society and the Court. More...
February 2021 Justinian Member of the Month
This month the Justinian Society of Philadelphia proudly spotlights The Honorable Annette M. Rizzo (Ret.) who in these extraordinary times, has been called upon by City officials to assist in the development of an Eviction Prevention Diversion Program, modeled after the Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program. It was launched last summer to address the overwhelming adverse impact COVID has had on vulnerable housing for citizens in Philadelphia. With a team from the City, Housing Counselors, members of the Public Interest Law sector and Landlord bar, and Good Shepherd Meditation it has been in operation offering relief citywide. More...
 
Justinian Society News
06-17-2021
2021 First "In Person" Annual Meeting/Election Announcement
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01-01-2021
Justinian Society Event Photos

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

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 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.

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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06-05-2019
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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  The Passing of Past Justinian Chancellor, Nicholas J. Lisi
07-13-2009

Our friend and Past Chancellor of The Justinian Society, Nicholas J. Lisi, has passed away.

According to his obituary:

"Nicholas J. Lisi, 68 of Wayne, PA, died on Saturday at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, after a long and courageous battle.


Mr. Lisi, an attorney in Philadelphia with the firm of Padova & Lisi, was born in Vineland, NJ. He earned his bachelor's degree at LaSalle University in 1962, and his law degree from Boston College Law School in 1965. Following law school, Mr. Lisi was an Assistant Public Defender for the State of New Jersey and a partner in a litigation practice in Millville, NJ, until he moved his practice to Philadelphia. An active trial lawyer, Mr. Lisi was a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.

He was a member of the National Italian American Bar Association, as well as the Justinian Society, an organization for Italian American lawyers, where he served on the Board of Governors from 1984 until 2009, and as Chancellor from 1992-1994. Mr. Lisi was also involved in the Philadelphia Bar Association, serving on its Board of Governors from 1995 to 1997 and was also a two-term member of the Philadelphia Judicial Selection and Retention Commission, which he chaired in 2001.

In addition to his involvement to the legal community, Mr. Lisi was also a very active alumnus of both LaSalle University and Boston College. He served on LaSalle's Board of Trustees from 2002 through 2007. He was involved in the LaSalle University Alumni Association, and served as President from 1997 to 1999. While at LaSalle, Mr. Lisi was a founding member of Sigma Phi Lambda fraternity and remained an active alumnus of the fraternity. In recognition of his outstanding service to the University and the Alumni Association, he was named as the recipient of the LaSalle University Alumni Association John J. Finley Award in 2002. Mr. Lisi was a delegate to the Boston College Law School Alumni Association. He was also a founding member and the first President of the Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Alumni Association. He received a Distinguished Alumni Award as part of Boston College Law School's 75th Anniversary celebration.

Mr. Lisi enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, working in his garden, collecting model trains and spending time at the Jersey Shore. He was an avid baseball fan, having attended Game One of the 1980 World Series and Game Three of the 2008 World Series, both won by his (usually) beloved Phillies. He enjoyed the game on many levels and was also a Little League coach for several years.

Mr. Lisi is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marie Elena (nee Santoro) Lisi; his daughter, Kristin Lisi Conway and her husband, Craig; his son, Michael D. Lisi and his wife, Kerith; his son, Mark A. Lisi and his wife, Tracy; his six adoring grandchildren; Ryan, Andrew, Alexandra, Luke, Madeline and Joshua; his sister, Rose Marie Parenti and her husband, James; his brother Joseph Lisi and his wife, Rosemary and his sister-in-law, Ellen Lisi. He was predeceased by his brother, John Lisi."

The funeral arrangements are as follows:
Wednesday, July 15, 2009: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. viewing at D'Anjolell's Memorial Home, 2811 West Chester Pike, Broomall, Pa.

Thursday, July 16, 2009: 8:30 a.m. viewing at D'Anjolell's Memorial Home; 10:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. John Neumann's Church, 380 Highland Avenue, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Mr. Lisi's memory to support the work of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, which provided Mr. Lisi with outstanding support, care and hope. Donations may be sent to P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087 or made online at www.mskcc.org.

The Justinian Society has also created a scholarship in Nick's name to be managed by The Justinian Foundation. Donations to the "Nicholas J. Lisi Justinian Foundation Scholarship" can be made to: The Justinian Foundation, C/O Gaetan J. Alfano, Justinian Foundation Treasurer, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, 1818 Market Street, Suite 3402, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Checks should be made payable to The Justinian Foundation noting the scholarship name in the memo.

 
 
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