It is with great honor and humility that I will be serving as the President of our beloved Paul C. Perkins Bar Association! This is a momentous occasion that represents a future of optimism, determination, and an unwavering commitment to the principles and values that define our esteemed organization.
Today, we not only celebrate the accomplishments of the past but also embrace the limitless possibilities that lie ahead. Our organization has long been a beacon of hope, a sanctuary where legal professionals, who are not the norm of the industry, come together to advance the cause of justice while building a meaningful community, advocate for the marginalized, and ensure equal access to legal representation for all members of society.
As we look around, it becomes more and more evident that we are living in times of profound change and challenges. In an era characterized by rapid technological advancements, shifting political landscapes, and an ever-evolving legal framework, the role of our association becomes all the more critical. We must adapt, innovate, and remain steadfast in our commitment to serve as the guardians of justice.
Let us seize this moment as an opportunity for accountability, revival and renewal. Together, we can build bridges, forge alliances, and amplify our impact. So this is where you come in…this organization is nothing without the support and commitment of our members. We are standing on the shoulders of legal warriors and we need unwavering commitment to this organization from the attorneys and citizens of Central Florida. The community needs us more than ever.
As a first-generation Jamaican-
“Out of Many, One People” speaks to the spirit of togetherness, inclusivity, and harmony that should be deeply ingrained in the Greater Orlando Community. It is a call to recognize that despite our differences, we are all interconnected, bound together by the shared values of love, respect, and continuing on an upward trajectory. But “Out of Many, One People” is not merely a slogan. It is a call to action. It urges us all, regardless of our backgrounds, to come together. We must be willing to do the following: embrace each other, be willing to get involved and use our talents, and work towards a common purpose of elevating our reach within the community. It compels us to build bridges of understanding, promote equality and social justice, and ultimately try to create a society where every individual is valued and empowered to reach their full potential.
This year will be sensational! I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all the members of the Paul C. Perkins Bar Association for entrusting me with the privilege of serving as your president. I am humbled by this opportunity and pledge to devote my energy, my passion, and my unwavering commitment to advancing the values and mission of our association.
Together, we will write a new chapter in the history of the Paul C. Perkins Bar Association—one characterized by resilience, collaboration, and sincere fellowship. I urge everyone to please get up and get involved!
Thank you again and let us embark on this remarkable journey together.
With love, respect and hope,
Lisa Gabrielle Harvey
Proud President of the Paul C. Perkins Bar Association, 2023-2024