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2024 Scholarship & Awards Reception

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Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter NBA Annual Award Descriptions


Each year, the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association hosts an Annual Scholarship & Awards Celebration to honor our scholarship recipients and various members who have made outstanding strides in the legal profession. Our next Celebration will take place on Thursday, June 20, 2024, Time TBD at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando. This will take place during The Florida Bar's Annual Convention.


The following awards will be presented annually to members of our organization at our Scholarship & Awards Celebration. Applications for nominations will be available in Spring 2024.

Justice Peggy A. Quince Judicial Excellence Award

Named in honor of Retired Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy A. Quince, this award recognizes an exceptional member of the judiciary whose outstanding service and achievement has contributed to the fair administration of justice for all people. Like Justice Quince, this individual should be a person who exemplifies the highest standards of judicial conduct.  To qualify, a nominee must have completed at least five years of judicial service on a Florida state trial, appellate, or federal court.

2023 (Judicial Reception) 

The Honorable Alicia Latimore & The Honorable Orlando Prescott

2023 (Awards Luncheon)

The Honorable June McKinney


The Honorable Mary S. Scriven


VHFCNBA Legacy Award

The VHFCNBA Legacy Award recognizes an attorney who has been a member of The Florida Bar for more than 35 years and who has demonstrated the highest levels of service to the legal profession, community and VHFCNBA.


The Honorable Mary Rudd Robinson


Evett Simmons


T.J. Cunningham


Sen. Arthenia L. Joyner & Judge Carole Y. Taylor


VHFCNBA Trailblazer Award

The VHFCNBA Trailblazer Award recognizes an attorney who has been a member of The Florida Bar for more than 15 years and carries the spirit of Virgil Hawkins, who exhibited an unwavering commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.


The Honorable Tiffany Moore Russell


Greg Francis


Daryl D. Parks


The Honorable Aramis D. Ayala

VHFCNBA Young Lawyer Award

The VHFCNBA Young Lawyer Award recognizes a young lawyer who has rendered outstanding service to the legal profession and community, thus far. The recipient should also embody the highest levels of professionalism and ethics. A young lawyer is someone who has been in practice for five years or less or is under 40 years of age.


Marcus L. Isom


The Honorable Harold F. Pryor


Iris A. Elijah

VHFCNBA President’s Award

The VHFCNBA President’s Award is given by the President and recognizes an individual who has provided meritorious service to the organization during the President’s term of office.


Roger Johnson (Presented by President Valeria Obi)


Noel Lawrence (Presented by President Michael Davis)

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