Back 2 the Basics: Ensuring the preservation of a rich legacy

“By ensuring access to the justice system; increasing economic parity for the less fortunate, underprivileged and disadvantaged and educating the community on the need for empowerment and self-determination.”

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Kamilah Perry

Greetings! I am humbled and honored to serve as your 2014-2015 President of the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association ("VHFCNBA"), one of our nation's most accomplished and respected state-wide bar organizations!

This year's theme - "Continuing the Legacy" - is centered around the foundation of our organization, which began in the 1950s with a small group of African-American lawyers who traveled tirelessly throughout the state providing support and strength to one another. Their connection was not only invaluable to their own professional and personal development, but also served to advance, promote and lead new generations of minority lawyers who followed, obtained greater knowledge, and continued to make a difference in our profession. While much has been accomplished, we still have a greater obligation to CONTINUE THE LEGACY of support, empowerment and connectivity with each other for the benefit of our profession, our families and our communities, so that progress will not turn into regress.

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In April 1949, Virgil D. Hawkins, a former faculty member of Bethune Cookman College, applied for admission to the University of...

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The VHFCNBA has made great strides since its inception. The organization began in the 1950s with a group of African-Amer...

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October 31, 2014
VHFCNBA President's Reception

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President: Kamilah Perry

Vice-President: Mutaqee Akbar

Treasurer: Ramona S. Chaplin

Secretary: Deaina Brown

Student-Liasion: Taronce Stowes

General Counsel: Cory J.Person