Welcome to FMCBA
Frank Malcolm Cunningham, Sr.
The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association, is a voluntary bar association located in Palm Beach County. In the late 1970’s a group of Black attorneys from West Palm Beach began meeting informally on a monthly basis at a local restaurant. Among them were the Honorable Edward Rodgers, the Honorable Catherine Brunson, the Honorable Moses Baker, William Holland, T.J. Cunningham, Sr., F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. to name a few. Because of the positive impact Frank Malcolm Cunningham had as a member of the organization and in the community, after his death in 1978 the organization was formally named F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr., Bar Association.
2016-2017 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Lawonda R. Warren, Esq.
I am truly honored and privileged to be the 27th President of the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association (FMCBA). I am humbled and extremely enthused at the opportunity to continue the legacy of this ground breaking organization. FMCBA’s theme for the 2016-2017 year is, Ties that Bind Us: Looking Backward to Proceed Forward Promoting Community Consciousness Within the Legal Profession. This theme is inspired by tradition, as well as the strength and leadership of those who have paved the way for today and beyond. It also encompasses the aspirations of our rising generation. The mission of service, legal education, and community consciousness tie all generations together within the legal profession.
In furtherance of FMCBA’s theme this year, we will continue to build on promoting diversity in our judiciary, provide networking opportunities, and quality Continuing Legal Education seminars for our members. FMCBA will also further community efforts by undertaking the following projects: 1) promoting diversity in the legal profession, specifically in higher management positions and tackling gender bias, 2) developing a legal boot camp for our Young Lawyers’ Section, 3) participating in election protection and awareness given this year’s historic national election and numerous local elections, and 4) promoting civic engagement in social justice and public policy.
We ask for your valuable support as we embark on these vital initiatives. We hope you will attend the 2016-2017 Officer Installation on July 27, 2016, 6:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Historic Courthouse, where we will be honoring and celebrating the achievements of several black female attorneys in Palm Beach County, all of whom continue to inspire those of us in the legal profession. To learn more about our mission, upcoming events, and take advantage of the valuable opportunity to become a member, please take a few minutes to navigate this website.
Lawonda R. Warren, Esq.