Welcome to the
Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter
National Bar Association
The Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association was founded in 1955 by a group of African-American lawyers who mercilessly fought against injustice in Florida. Today, VHFCNBA consists of a network of over 1,500 attorneys statewide with sixteen affiliate chapters throughout the state of Florida.
Our mission is ensuring access to the justice system; increasing economic parity for the less fortunate, underprivileged and disadvantaged of our society; and educating the community (particularly, the Black Community) on the need for empowerment and self-determination.
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BECOME A MEMBER OF THE VIRGIL HAWKINS FLORIDA CHAPTER NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
VHFCNBA is the statewide organization for Black attorneys in Florida. We serve as the umbrella organization to 16 affiliate chapters. The organization began in the 1950s with a group of African American lawyers who were members of the Chi Epsilon Legal Fraternity that mercilessly fought against injustice in Florida. With the inclusion of African American female lawyers in the 1960’s, the organization became a State affiliate chapter of the National Bar Association and changed its name to the Florida Chapter National Bar Association. Since that time, the VHFCNBA has made a significant mark on the NBA. The VHFCNBA has been the catalyst for the establishment of local, affiliate Black bar associations throughout Florida.