F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr.

Bar Association


                          

Frank Malcolm Cunningham, Sr.

1927-1978

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.

 

 2018-2019 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

 

 

   Jason McIntosh, Esquire 

“A lawyer is either a social engineer or a parasite on society”  - Charles Hamilton Houston

 You’re either working to make society progress or you are holding us back, you’re weighing us down or you are simply in the way. Truth be told, we stand on the shoulders of giants We discover truths by building upon the sacrifices made by our predecessors. We owe it to them to not let their efforts and accomplishments go in vain.

This year’s theme of the F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr., Bar Association is:

SOCIAL ENGINEERS:  Recognizing our social responsibility to use the profession of law to be agents of progress”

The theme is strongly influenced by the spirit of scholar, educator, and lawyer, Charles Hamilton Houston, whose legal work and activism played a significant role in dismantling Jim Crow laws and the separate but equal doctrine it was built upon.  That fighting spirit was echoed in the work of the late great Frank Malcolm Cunningham Sr., William M. Holland, I.C. Smith and other African-American attorneys that paved the way for us to practice law in Palm Beach County.

What good is you law degree if you don’t use it to improve your community?  What good is having the ability to fight for what matters if you don’t express it?   I believe that elections matter…voting rights matter…access to the courts matters…the independence of our judiciary matters…diversity of the bench and our profession matters…inclusion in the legislative process matters… and service to the community matters.

We can effect change when we stand for what matters to us.   So please join me in being an agent of progress.

Jason McIntosh

President, F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr., Bar Association

 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 HOLLAND SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS

GRAND ADVOCATES 

 
  

ADVOCATES 

 

 
 
 
ASSOCIATE ADVOCATE
 
 
STUDENT TABLE SPONSOR
 
 
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 Friends of the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association
 
 
                                                       

Akerman

Caribbean American for Community Involvement

Ciklin Lubitz & O'Connell

Golden Pear Funding

Nason Yeager Gerson White & Lioce, P.A

FAWL

Gunster

Jones Foster Johnston & Stubbs

Phipps Reporting

Rock Legal

Law Office of Salesia Smith Gordon

Phoenix Mediation

 

 

 


 

 

 

  

 
          

 

 
               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
                                                                                                                                                    
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                     

 

 

 

                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

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