On November 13, 2021, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Paul C. Perkins Bar Association at our first Hall of Fame & Scholarship Gala. We were honored to recognize Orlando’s first African American lawyers, Paul C. Perkins, Sr. and James Collier, along with 12 other legal professionals who paved the way towards diversity in the Central Florida legal community. Additionally, we awarded seven scholarships to students attending FAMU College of Law and Barry University School of Law.

The theme of the event was

“Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Embracing the Future”

GALA SOUVENIR PROGRAM

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GALA LIVE STREAM (Florida National News)

40TH ANNIVERSARY VIDEO PRESENTATION (Platform Creators)

GALA HIGHLIGHT REEL (Dale Gregoire)

 Interviews of HOF Inductees and Gala attendees can be found HERE.

 

INAUGURAL HALL OF FAME CLASS

Please click HERE for additional information about our Hall of Fame Honorees. Full biographies can be found in the Gala Program.

GALA PHOTOS

A select number of photos are located here. To view the complete Gala Photo Gallery, click HERE.

(Above All Dreams Photography)

Additional photos taken by Florida National News can be found HERE & HERE.

Florida National News Article HERE

 GALA SPONSORS
Thanks to all of our generous sponsors! 

Special thanks to our Title Sponsor Skinner Louis, Esq. of The Louis Law Firm. 

Featured here are our Title, Platinum & Gold Sponsors. A complete list of sponsors can be found in the Gala Program.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Gregorio A. Francis, Esq.

Attorney | Author | Past President of PCP Bar Association

Awarded the Vince Monroe Townsend Legends Award by the National Bar Association for historic leadership in the area of Civil Rights and designated as a Game Changer by Politic365. Gregorio (Greg) Antonio Francis currently serves as lead counsel for the historic Black Farmers case. This national class action challenged the ongoing disparate treatment of Black Farmers across the United States resulting in a $1.25 billion dollar settlement. Nearly 20,000 Black farmers or their descendants received the “JUSTICE” they had long demanded. In RE: Black Farmers is the largest settlement of a Civil Rights case in the history of the American Civil Justice system. In May 2021, Greg published “Just Harvest,” a book detailing these groundbreaking cases against the U.S. government.