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~ Emperor Justinian
 
 
Upcoming Events
Membership Application and Membership Renewal
06-17-2021
Join us in celebrating our first 2021 "In Person" Luncheon honoring Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Lauren McKenna, Esquire and their immediate Past Chancellor Hon. A. Michael Snyder (Ret.). Following the Chancellors’ Reception, The Justinian Society will also be hold its Annual Meeting and Election of the Board of Governors.
06-21-2021
June Virtual Board Meeting
07-19-2021
July Virtual Board Meeting
08-16-2021
August Virtual Board Meeting
09-20-2021
September Virtual Board Meeting
10-18-2021
October Virtual Board Meeting
11-15-2021
November Virtual Board Meeting
12-20-2021
December virtual Board Meeting
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
06-29-2020
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.

 
 
  Consumer Law: An Overview
04-29-2013

The Justinian Society of Philadelphia will present the CLE luncheon "Consumer Law: An Overview" with Robert P. Cocco, Esquire of The Law Offices of Robert P. Cocco on April 29th at Dilworth Paxson, 1500 Market Street, Suite 3500E.

Summary:

Americans are the most prodigious consumers in the world, but have little or no awareness of the laws that protect them in the many important consumer transactions they commonly enter into. This CLE will survey the primary federal and Pennsylvania consumer statutes that offer consumers protection from various abuses by creditors, debt collectors, credit reporting agencies, and car dealers. Topics will include Fair Credit Reporting Act, etc.

Robert P. Cocco, Principal, ROBERT P. COCCO, P.C.

Engaged in the practice of law in Philadelphia for almost 20 years, half of which has been concentrated in the areas of Consumer Law including Truth in Lending, FDCPA, Auto Fraud and FCRA litigation in the Federal District Court, state courts, and Bankruptcy Courts of the Eastern District. Represented hundreds of consumer debtors, including litigation of cases in both the state and federal Judiciary, which cases include published opinions on the results of such efforts including:

• McMaster v. CIT Group/Consumer Fin., Inc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28831 (E.D. Pa. 2006)
• Johnson v. Chase Manhattan Bank, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50569 (E.D. Pa. 2007).

Presenter and panel member numerous times at seminars on consumer law issues for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the National Business Institute. Received in 2008 a Community Leadership Award sponsored by Sen. Shirley Kitchen of the Pennsylvania State Senate to recognize my legal representation of Philadelphia residents victimized in abusive consumer transactions.

Check in and lunch begin at 12:00 p.m. and the program begins at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $25.00 for members of The Justinian Society, and $35.00 for non-members.

Approval for 1 substantive PA CLE credit is pending. You will need to show a photo ID to get into the building.

Please register for this event by April 25th by sending your payment to The Justinian Society, c/o UTA Associates, 1205 Locust Street, Suite 100, Philadelphia, PA 19107, or register online by April 25th at www.justinian.org.

For more information, call (215) 545-0706.

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