VIRGIL HAWKINS FLORIDA CHAPTER NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION

“Moving Forward in Unity”

 

 


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

I am honored to serve as President of Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association (VHFCNBA) for 2018-2019. I joined the Paul C. Perkins Bar Association (Orlando) in 2002 and the National Bar Association in 2005. As a young attorney, I was truly inspired by both organization’s work and their members. I later started attending VHFCNBA meetings, but I was reluctant to join. I saw a number of problems with the organization and its membership. However, I soon realized that I had no voice because I was not paying dues; I could not affect change if I was not involved; I could not criticize a process that I was not willing to help change. Fast forward and here I am ready and willing to lead this organization and serve its members. Read More…

NBA 2018 Election Initiative

The National Bar Association, in partnership with the Lawyers’ Committee and the NAACP, is working to activate attorneys and the African American community to make a difference during this election cycle. Florida has been identified as one of seven with a particularly dynamic political climate that will receive special attention during the upcoming election.

The NBA task force has issued a CALL TO ACTION pledging to develop a cadre of well-informed and trained NBA Lawyers (volunteer task force members) to address a wide range of voter suppression issues, including collaborative advocacy, litigation and litigation support efforts. We need your help in joining the team of Florida volunteers for the task force. Training will be provided.

To volunteer, please send an email with the following information to vhfcnba@gmail.com:

Name:
Home Phone No.:
Cellphone No.:
Email address:

If you have already volunteered, please forward your information, as well, so that we can have a complete list of all Florida volunteers. The state with the most volunteers will be recognized by the NBA.

TIME IS OFF THE ESSENCE!



UPCOMING EVENTS

First Quarterly Meeting
October 20, 2018
Tampa Bay Area
Agenda

Second Quarterly Meeting
November 16, 2018
Orlando

Third Quarterly Meeting, NBA Region XI Meeting &
NBA Corporate Law Section Gateway to Success Conference
March 29-31, 2019
Jacksonville Area

Fourth Quarterly Meeting & Florida Bar Annual Convention
June 29, 2019
Boca Raton

Justice Peggy A. Quince Retirement Celebration
Fall 2019
Tampa Bay Area

PAST EVENTS