Justinian Society

The Justinian Society is an educational, non-profit organization comprising of attorneys, judges and law students of Italian-ancestry.

The Justinian Society was founded in the year 1935 in Philadelphia, by forty-seven attorneys of Italian ancestry.

Qualifications for membership in the Society are:

  • Italian ancestry,
  • affiliation with a Bar of any state and in good standing, or
  • a law student enrolled in an accredited Law School.

The application for membership requires sponsorship by two members of the Society.

The purpose of society is to:

  • Foster a spirit of good fellowship and mutual cooperation among its members;
  • Maintain the honor and dignity required of the legal profession;
  • Maintain a high standard of ethical conduct among its members and with other members of the bar;
  • Promote and encourage the more profound study of the law, the due administration of justice and reform in the law;
  • Coordinate society‚Äôs efforts in the discharge of civil and professional responsibilities to the community;
  • support highly qualified Justinians for public office, including judiciary.


1205 Locust Street

Suite 100

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Inside Justinian Society