Thursday, October 02, 2008

Justinians Honor Chief Justice Castille & Judge Rizzo

The Justinian Society of Philadelphia honored Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille and Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Annette M. Rizzo on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at a luncheon in Philadelphia. Chief Justice Castille served as the keynote speaker and was awarded The Justinian Society Outstanding Service Award. Judge Rizzo was presented with the Judge Lisa A. Richette Outstanding Woman in the Law Award.

From Left to Right: Edward J. DiDonato, Justinian Society Vice Chancellor; Mrs. Susan Castille; Chief Justice Ronald Castille; Judge Annette M. Rizzo; Gina Furia Rubel, Justinian Society Chancellor; Gaetan Alfano, Justinian Society Past Chancellor; Roberta Pichini, Justinian Society Secretary; Gino Benedetti, Justinian Society Treasurer. (Photo by Mike Mountain)

Founded in 1935, the Justinian Society is an educational and non-profit legal organization comprised of attorneys, judges and law students of Italian ancestry. Located in Philadelphia, the Society's members celebrate generations of involvement within the legal community. To foster a spirit of good fellowship and mutual cooperation among its members, the Society members strive to maintain the honor and dignity required of the legal profession and a high standard of ethical conduct among its members and with other members of the bar. Members also promote and encourage a more profound study of the law, the due administration of justice and reform in the law; and coordinate their efforts in the discharge of their civil and professional responsibilities to the community. For more information, go to

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