To promote the personal and professional development of Blacks within the legal profession; to promote improvement in the law and in the method of its administration; to educate its members and the general public in matters pertaining to the law and legal profession; to promote knowledge and understanding of the legal profession; and to cultivate professional ethics and networking opportunities among the members of the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association.
No true change comes overnight. History tells us that long-term goals lead to long lasting success. Denise Mutamba, your president elect, and I have agreed to have a joint theme of “Devoted and Committed to Community Involvement Through Social Justice and Mentorship” for 2020-2022. It will take time and dedication to achieve this worthwhile goal. We are ready to work and make a difference.
There has always been amazing number of individuals that have helped me throughout this entire process that we call life. But sometimes there wasn’t. We pick mentorship as a part of our theme because of those times that we didn’t have someone to help. We want the future of Palm Beach to know that they can reach their wildest dreams. In addition to mentorship we will focus of achieving social justice. As the media shifts its attention away from the Black Lives Matter movement. F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association is here to tell you that we will not waiver or have our attention pulled so easily. We will work with community partners to bring the conversation to the forefront.
This year I am proud to be your president during the 20th year anniversary of the Holland Celebration. Every year we give scholarships to African American students about to take that bar exam. When I call upon you to help me celebrate this legacy, I hope your answer will be yes. I’m calling on you, the members of this organization to step up and join a committee, agreed to sponsor an event, join a social justice initiative, and sign up for a mentee or a mentor. Because Covid-19 or not we have a duty to serve our community.
Hershley Ogé, Esq, President 2020-2021
Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association