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.
It is truly an honor and privilege to serve as the President of the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association. I give honor to the group of attorneys who came together in the late 1970s to form our organization and the presidents who have served before me and thank all of them for their leadership in guiding this organization. Without their vision there would be no Cunningham Bar and for that I am thankful.
My theme for the bar year is Connecting with our Past While Embracing our Future to Bring About Change. It is my vision that our members foster personal and professional relationships with each other. Our membership is a range between legal pioneers and young lawyers who all have different stories to tell. It is my sincere hope that the different generations of our membership will connect because it is extremely vital to the legacy of the Cunningham Bar.
Whitney Baldwin Powell, Esq.
F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association