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Justinian Order

The Justinian Order of St. John Fisher College was formed in the spring of 2002 and is an academic and legal society intended to create collegiality among Fisher graduates professionally involved with the law. Members have the opportunity to gather socially, bond professionally, and pass on the legacy of Fisher’s legal scholarship to younger alumni and students. The group is comprised of over 400 judges, attorneys and other law professionals – all graduates of St. John Fisher College.

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» Justinian Order Board of Directors

Justinian Order Events

The Honorable Sandra Doorley, District Attorney of Monroe County, served as the guest speaker at the 13th annual Justinian Order Civic Luncheon on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 with more than 240 members of the Justinian Order and guests in attendance. The Civic Luncheon is held annually in May.

The Justinian Order Medal Reception will be held in November, 2014. For information on the Justinian Medal, or to nominate an alumnus or alumna professionally involved with the law, please call (585) 385-5292.

The Justinian Medal

Justinian Medal

Justinian Medal recipients are individuals of outstanding service to their profession and their community.

Past Justinian Medal Recipients

November 2012 – John J. LaDuca, Esq. ’65
December 2011 – Anne D. Riley, Esq. ’80
November 2010 – Leo J. Kesselring, Esq. ’55
November 2009 – Richard A. Calabrese, Esq. ’57
November 2008 – Frank B. Iacovangelo, Esq. ’62
November 2007 – Hon. Joseph D. McGuire ’66
November 2006 – R. Wayne LeChase Esq.
November 2005 – Hon. Edmund J. Calvaruso ’66
November 2004 – Thomas N. Trevett Esq. ’64
November 2003 – Hon. Francis A. Affronti ’63
May 2002 – Hon. David G. Larimer ’66

Justinian Order News

District Attorney Sandra Doorley Serves as Guest Speaker at 13th Annual Justinian Luncheon

District Attorney Sandra Doorley Serves as Guest Speaker at 13th Annual Justinian Luncheon


The Justinian Order of St. John Fisher College held its 13th annual civic luncheon for members of the judiciary, the bar, government, law enforcement, and the business sector at the Rochester Plaza Hotel on Tuesday, May 20. The guest speaker was Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley.


Justinian Order Mission

The Justinian Order of St. John Fisher College recognizes with pride the network of Fisher alumni (ae) engaged in the practice and administration of law and promotes the mutual interests of its alma mater and the legal profession through:

Collegiality - maintaining friendships amongst fellow graduates conducive to productive networking;

Professional Bonding - utilizing occasional society organized programs/seminars/presentations pertinent to the law profession, along with interdisciplinary possibilities such as medicine, accounting, and business;

Advisory Mentoring - to newly admitted attorneys and, where appropriate, to prospective students contemplating admissions to the College, to Fisher undergraduates contemplating the study of the law, and to possible internship assistance;

Advocacy - for the alma mater amongst peers and related professional centers of influence;

Camaraderie - through overall general support to the College with enhanced participation in reunions and cultural and social activities, involving spouses and guests.

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