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The Justinian Society of Lawyers honored Jenner & Block Partner and Illinois State Bar Association President Joseph G. Bisceglia with its Award of Excellence at its annual installation and awards gala September 20.
Mr. Bisceglia, who is a former President of the Justinian Society, was honored for his many years of distinguished service to the community and for his leadership within the ISBA.
In addition to Mr. Bisceglia, Anthony J. Fornelli was honored at the event with the with the Justinian Society’s Moses W. Harrison Award of Recognition. Mr. Fornelli is the publisher of Fra Noi and a past president of the Justinian Society of Lawyers. He is a previous recipient of the Award of Excellence.
Mr. Bisceglia was installed as the 131st President of the Illinois State Bar Association at the organization's Annual Meeting in June. During his one-year term as President, Mr. Bisceglia plans to focus on the public image of lawyers, educating the public about the lawyer's role in our justice system and creating more diversity in the legal profession.
Mr. Bisceglia is the 6th Italian-American and 3rd past Justinian president to serve as the President of the Illinois State Bar Association.