It is with great humility and honor that I have the pleasure of serving as the 2015-2016 President of the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association. Without question, VHFCNBA is one of the nation’s most outstanding voluntary bar associations and perhaps the most accomplished state affiliate chapter of the National Bar Association. Indeed, seven of VHFCNBA’s members have been President of the NBA and the NBA’s current President, Benjamin Crump, is a member of VHFCNBA.
In April 1949, Virgil D. Hawkins, a former faculty member of Bethune Cookman College, applied for admission to the University of Florida's law school. He was academically eligible and possessed appropriate life experience qualifications.
The Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association (“VHFCNBA”) (formerly known as “Florida Chapter National Bar Association”) has made great strides since its inception.
October 30-31, 2015 - Miami
Virgil Hawkins Reception
Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:30 pm
Soyak Restaurant (5556 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL 33137) MAP
Kozyac Minority Mentoring Picnic
Saturday, October 31, 2015, 12-4:00 pm
Amelia Earhart Park (401 E. 65th St., Hialeah, FL 33013) MAP
Anthony J. Hall (Orlando)
Antonya Johnson (Ft. Lauderdale)
Brandi Thomas (Tallahassee)
Ramona S. Chaplin (Jacksonville)
Chief of Staff
Rosemonde Cely (Orlando)
Cynthia David (Orlando)
Bruce Mount, Jr. (Orlando)
Affiliate Chapter Liaison
Cory J. Person (Tampa)
Immediate Past President
Kamilah Perry (Tampa)