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"Justice is the constant and perpetual wish to render to every one his due."
~ Emperor Justinian
 
 
Upcoming Events
September 2020 - September 2021
Membership Application and Membership Renewal
The Justinian Society and Foundation Statement on Current Events
04-19-2021
April Virtual Board Meeting
05-17-2021
May Virtual Board Meeting
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...
January 2021 Justinian Member of the Month
This month the Justinian Society of Philadelphia proudly spotlights The Honorable Emil Giordano (Ret.) who has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Center for Guardianship Certification, which was created to enhance the quality of guardianship services by developing and administering a comprehensive national guardian certification program. More...
December 2020 Justinian Member of the Month
This month, the Justinian Society of Philadelphia proudly recognizes the pro bono efforts of board member, Nate Andrisani, who recently secured the release of his client, Andrew Swainson, who spent more than 30 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. More...

You can read more about Nate’s victory by clicking here.
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...
 
Justinian Society News
09-23-2020
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...
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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01-18-2012
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.

 
 
 

The Board of Governors of The Justinian Society meets monthly on the third Monday of the month. Board meetings are open to all members of The Justinian Society.

The Board of Governors consists of the officers of The Justinian Society, elected board members, the past chancellors of The Justinian Society, ex-officio members and the chairs of the active committees.

Officers

Dino Privitera, Chancellor
Thomas H. Chiacchio Jr., Vice Chancellor
Francesca A. Iacovangelo, Secretary
Alessandra Carrafiello, Treasurer

Elected Board Members

(Term of July 2020 to June 2023)
Alfred J. Carlson
Frank A, Dante
Danielle DeRosa
David A. Doty
Denise Mandi
Daniel A. Rendine

(Term of July 2019 to June 2022)
Nathan J. Andrisani
G. Lawrence DeMarco
Ryan G. Gatto
Brian F. George
Brittany L. Stepp

(Term of July 2018 to June 2021)
Marisa R. DeFeo
Perry DeMarco, Jr.
Marie-Theres DiFillippo
Anthony Christina

Past Chancellors
Gaetan J. Alfano
Gino Benedetti
Gabriel L.I. Bevilacqua
Joseph A. Canuso
Barbara A. Capozzi
Gregory F. Cirillo
Michael G. DeFino
Frank DiMeo Jr.
Annette Ferrara
William P. Fedullo
Gina Furia Rubel
Rudolph Garcia
Denise C. Gentile
Alexander B. Giacobetti
Henry J. Lunardi
Michael Mattioni
Carl S. Primavera

Ex Officio
Honorable Robert S. Blasi (Ret.)
Honorable Edward J. Bradley (Ret.)
Honorable Matthew Carrafiello
Honorable Victor J. DiNubile, Jr., (Ret.)
Honorable William J. Manfredi (Ret.)
Honorable William J. Mazzola (Ret.)
Honorable John R. Padova
Honorable Jack A. Panella
Honorable Paul P. Panepinto (Ret.)
Honorable Louis J. Presenza (Ret.)
Honorable Annette M. Rizzo (Ret.)
Honorable Anthony J. Scirica
Honorable Correale F. Stevens
Honorable Esther R. Sylvester (Ret.)

Committee Chairs

Bar Association Recruitment, Election and Recruitment Committee
Justin Moriconi
Brittany Stepp
Denise Mandi

Beccaria Award Committee
Perry de Marco Jr.
Brittany Stepp

Christmas Party Committee
Carmen Nasuti III
Valerie Pedicone

CLE Committee
Hon. William Manfredi (Ret.)
Hon. Matthew Carrafiello
Marvin "Merv" Haber
Valerie Pedicone

Community Outreach Committee
Denise Mandi
Danielle DeRosa

DiBona/Comisky Award Committee
Alfred Carson

Historical Committee
Hon. Matthew Carrafiello
Ryan Gatto

Long-Range Planning Committee

Law School Liaison, Mentoring and Young Lawyers Committee
David Doty
Vincent Barbera
Anthony Christina
Frank DiMeo

Membership Committee
Denise Mandi
Alfred Carlson
Michael van de veen

Nominating Committee
Frank DiMeo
Gina Furia Rubel

Portrait Committee
Valerie Pedicone
Daniel Rendine
Anthony Christina

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Public Offices Committee
Vito F. Canuso
Ryan Gatto
Frank DiMeo

Richard F. Furia Scholarship Committee
Justin Moriconi
Brittany Stepp

Social Media/Website Committee
Ryan Gatto
Danielle DeRosa
Vincent Barbera
David Doty


 
 
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