We are very grateful for the opportunity to carry out our mission of ensuring access to the justice system for the underprivileged and disadvantaged of our community," said VHFCNBA President Bruce Mount, Jr.
He described the Fellowship Program as a joint initiative between VHFCNBA, the FAMU College of Law legal clinic, The Florida Legislature, and Florida's Attorney General's Office.
The VHFCNBA fellows will provide pro bono legal services through these three in- house clinics during three semesters of the current academic year.
Florida Bar President Eugene Pettis was in attendance to congratulate VHFCNBA and the FAMU College of Law legal clinic on the initiative, while encouraging the lawyers and law students to continue the efforts to effect positive change in underserved communities.
Professor Cavazos expressed her gratitude to the VHFCNBA for choosing FAMU College of Law as the location for the inaugural year of the fellowship program.
plans to increase the number of participants, increase sponsorship dollars, and develop a model program that can be duplicated statewide through the VHFCNBA
's local affiliate chapters.