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.
What is FMCBA?
The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association, Inc. A voluntary bar association located in Palm Beach County. In the late 1970’s a group of Black Attorneys from West Palm Beach began meeting informally on a monthly basis at a local restaurant. Among them were the Honorable Edward Rodgers, the Honorable Catherine Brunson, William Holland, T.J. Cunningham, Sr., F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. to name a few.
They met to discuss issues of the day, their professions and their lives in general. As time went on, plans to formalize the group were discussed. When F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. passed away, the informal group took his name and became the organization we know today. FMCBA’s intention from the beginning was to support Black attorneys and redress the social ills that impeded Blacks’ social, economic and political progress.
FMCBA’s mission since the 1970’s has been to promote the personal and professional development of Blacks in the legal profession and to educate its members and the general public about matters pertaining to the law and promote knowledge and understanding of the legal profession.
FMCBA is an organization that cultivates professional ethics and networking opportunities among its members.
Who is FMCBA?
Our membership is made up of judges, attorneys working for the government and public sector, corporate attorneys, sole practitioners and partners and associates in majority law firms. FMCBA hosts a variety of community activities, including raising scholarship funds for law students, holding community service programs and Community Forums to discuss “current” legal issues.