Philadelphia, PA - The Philadelphia Justinian Society honored Judge Matthew D. Carrafiello’s for his 22 years of service as a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, assigned to the Trial Division from 1995 through 2009, and then to the Orphans’ Court Division from 2010 to the present. Judge Carrafiello was appointed Administrative Judge of the Orphans’ Court Division and has served in that position since January 2015.
Hundreds gathered for the portrait ceremony held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 4 p.m. in Ceremonial Courtroom 653, followed by a Reception in Conversation Hall at City Hall
The Justinian Society was founded in 1935 by forty-seven attorneys of Italian ancestry in Philadelphia. The Founders were Filindo B. Masino, Esq., Vincent G. Panati, Esq., Vincent C. Veldorale, Esq., Joseph Alesandroni, Esq., and Michael Marchesano, Esq. The first Board of Directors was Joseph F. M. Baldi, Esq., C. James Todaro, Esq., Americus G. Rosa, Esq., and Henry W. Deluca, Esq.
Today, the Justinian Society is engaged in activities directed toward fostering a spirit of good fellowship, maintaining honor and dignity of the legal profession, performing civic duties, administering justice, and promoting the study of law. The Society has implemented several committees to better serve Italian-American jurists, barristers, and the community at large. These committees include, the Anti-Defamation Committee, Long-Range Planning Committee, Public Offices Committee, Membership Committee, Scholarship Committee, History Committee and Continuing Legal Education Committee.