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Pettis Sworn in as President
Eugene Pettis, the first African-American president of The Florida Bar, wiped away tears as Gayle Keaton, a fellow member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Ft. Lauderdale, sang the powerful lyrics of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” often called “The Black National Anthem.” ...
Inclusion the Path to Unity
I challenge each of us in 2013 to get more engaged in OUR BAR. It is my hope that through committee appointments and full membership engagement across our Bar in sections, divisions, and voluntary bars we can achieve full diversity and inclusion of all members across the full spectrum of our profession.
Charity at Work
With the Bar Association’s help we were able to setup a temporary clinic for almost 100 Haitians, install a lighting system in a school, deliver the first stove/oven to a village of hundreds, delivered hundreds of pounds of aid including several dozen hygiene buckets, assisted with the expansion of the orphanage and on and on.
Realizing the Dream: Equality for All
The promise of equality under the law is what has made America a beacon to other nations. It is a pledge clearly set forth in the Declaration of Independence and in the opening words of the Preamble of the Constitution, “We the People.” It is, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, the proposition to which our nation is dedicated.
The year 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. In 1963, during the Proclamation’s centennial, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and called upon our nation to live up to the great promise, enshrined in its founding documents, of equality for all. Five decades later, the inspirational words of Rev. Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech continue to resonate and challenge us to live up to our national ideal of equality under the law.
The legacy of the Civil Rights Movement can be seen in the strides that have been made against discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability, and sexual orientation.
Law Day, April 30, 2013, will provide an opportunity to explore the movement for civil and human rights in America and the impact it has had in promoting the ideal of equality under the law.
It will provide a forum for reflecting on the work that remains to be done in rectifying injustice, eliminating all forms of discrimination, and putting an end to human trafficking and other violations of our basic human rights. As Rev. Dr. King pointed out in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”