The Criminal Justice Section has three awards:
Standards for Awarding the Thurgood Marshall Award
The purpose of the Award is to represent the highest honor that the Criminal Justice Section can give to anyone, whether or not a member of the Section, who exemplifies the ideals of Justice Thurgood Marshall's career. The Award should be for long-time service, not an individual event, although a specific event can be the triggering factor.
Standards for Awarding the Beccaria Award
This Award represents the highest honor that the Criminal Justice Section can give to any member of the Bar, whether or not a member of the Section, who exemplifies the ideals of the career of Cesare Beccaria, the 18th century Italian scholar whose writings presaged the dawn of the modern penal system. The Award is to recognize distinguished achievement of a member of the Philadelphia Bar in the field of education in criminal justice, including legal and/or general education activities in the field.
Beccaria published a book in 1764 advocating a new and complete system of criminal law and procedure stressing swift trials, prompt, moderate and certain punishment, rehabilitation and the abolition of the death penalty. However, advocacy of these principles should not be the only criteria for the Award.
Criminal Justice Section Award Recipients(Precursor to Thurgood Marshall Award)
1976 Brem Levy, Esquire 1977 Martin Vinikoor, Esquire 1982 Louis Lipschitz, Esquire, Abe Needleman, Esquire, Herbert Hardin, Esquire, Brem Levy, Esquire, Milton Leidner, Esquire 1988 Edward Dennis, Esquire 1989 Samuel C. Stretton, Esquire Note: (year uncertain) Senator Arlen Specter, Stanford Shmukler, Esquire Note: Names not available for 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, l985, 1986, 1987
Thurgood Marshall Award Recipients1991 A. Charles Peruto, Esquire, Judge Stanley Kubacki 1992 Stanford Shmukler, Esquire 1993 Judge Lois Forer 1994 Bruce A. Franzel, Esquire 1995 Burton A. Rose, Esquire 1996 Judge Carolyn Engel Temin 1997 Steven G. Laver, Esquire 1998 Judge Legrome Davis 1999 Councilperson David Cohen 2000 Deputy District Attorney Raymond Harley 2001 Judge Anthony J. DeFino 2002 Judith Frankel Rubino, Esquire 2003 Hon. Abram Frank Reynolds 2004 Bernard L. Siegel, Esquire 2005 Judge Benjamin Lerner 2006 George Henry Newman, Esquire 2008 Co-Recipients, Maureen Rowley, Esq. and Michael Coard, Esq. 2009 Co-Recipients, George Mosee, Esq. and Hon. Louis H. Pollak 2010 Ellen T. Greenlee, Esq. Judge Darnell C. Jones II Hon. Lydia Kirkland
Beccaria Award Recipients1994 Judge Lisa Richette 1995 Professor James Strazzella 1996 Judge Abraham Gafni 1997 Mary DeFusco, Esquire 1998 Professor Edward Ohlbaum, Judge Louis Presenza 1999 Judge Edmund B. Spaeth, Jr., Donald Marino, Esquire 2000 L. Felipe Restrepo, Esquire 2001 Judge Anthony J. Scirica 2002 Judge Charles P. Mirarchi, Jr. 2003 Jules Epstein, Esquire 2004 A. Charles Peruto Sr. 2005 David Rudovsky, Esquire 2006 Michael Rainone, Equire 2007 Hon. Carolyn Engel Temin 2008 Hon. Anthony J. DeFino 2009 Gaetan J. Alfano, Esq. 2010 Frank DeSimone, Esq. Professor David Rudovsky Michael C. Rainone
Henry Czajkowski Award Recipients(Presented for Administration of Justice -- not for lawyers or judges) 1996 Joseph A. Cairone 2001 Kathleen Rapone 2005 Stephen Jaffe 2008 Philadelphia Police Department Detective Bill Wynn (Ret.) 2010 Joseph A. Lanzalotti, Deputy Court Administrator for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania