On Sunday, January 15, 2012, the Justinian Law Society held its bi-annual installation of officers and directors at the Burlington Marriot.Installing Officer Hon. Joseph V. Ferrino (Ret.) and Herald Jerry Falbo conducted the installation ceremony before a packed room of guests, members, and invited dignitaries.
Newly installed President John Tocci of Tocci, Goss, & Lee shared his vision for the upcoming term and expressed his appreciation to his father, Mario and his late mother Frances for their loving support and guidance. President Tocci welcomed Matthew Duffy, Riccardo Rullo, Leonard Spada and Jeffrey Turco to the Board of Directors. Also installed were: President-Elect Richard Bardi, Executive Vice Presidents Hon. Ricard Mori, Hon. Domenic Paratore, Matthew Machera, and Valerie Giglio, Secretary Audrey Marinelli, Assistant Secretary Kristin Cataldo, Treasurer Claire Campo, and Assistant Treasurer Joseph Boncore.Outgoing President Carmine Lepore of Revere received a “Justinian Chair” in recognition for his service during the past two years. Attorney Lepore expressed his appreciation for the support he received during his tenure and pledged his continued support to the Society.
The Justinian Law society was founded in 1943 as the Massachusetts Italian Bar Association. Initially, the Society provided Italian-American lawyers with an opportunity to meet and discuss the difficulties they faced in a profession in which many doors were closed to Italian Americans.Today, composed of a growing number of judges, law students and lawyers practicing in the state and federal courts, the Justinian Law Society is enjoying a renaissance as a new generation of members joins its ranks. Still committed to professional development, the Society offers a wide range of educational programs, an active scholarship program for promising law students, and a popular series of social events including the Annual Law Day Dinner and the Bench Bar Outing.
To learn more about the Justinian Law Society visit www.justiniansofmass.org.