Gaetan J. Alfano was honored with the Beccaria Award by the Criminal Justice Section and the Justinian Society on Monday, November 16, 2009. The Beccaria Award, established in 1994, honors a lawyer, judge or educator who exemplifies the legacy of Cesare Beccaria, an 18th century Italian legal theorist. The presentation ceremony was held in the Mayor’s Room in City Hall followed by a reception in Conversation Hall.
Chancellor Gina Furia Rubel extended greetings in behalf of the Justinians, followed by Judge Denis Cohen in behalf of the Criminal Justice Section and Pat Deon, chair of SEPTA. Sayde Ladov, Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, introduced Mr. Alfano and presented him with the award along with Gina Furia Rubel. Judge Matthew Carrafiello gave the closing remarks.