The Florida Bar
The Vote’s in YOUR COURT - Justice Peggy A. Quince
Justice Quince is the first African American to be appointed to one of the district courts of appeal, the first female African American Chief Justice and a member of the Florida Supreme Court since 1998.
- Justice Quince was inducted into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame in 2007.
- She is an active member of the Government Lawyers Section, the Criminal Law Section, and the Equal Opportunity Section of the Florida Bar.
- She has lectured at a number of Continuing Legal Education programs on issues involving search and seizure, probation and parole, use of peremptory challenges, postconviction relief, professionalism and ethics, and the independence of the judiciary.
- She has received many honors and awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award by The Florida Bar’s Government Lawyer Section.
- A member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.
- Her civic and community activities include membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Jack and Jill of America, Inc., the Urban League, the NAACP, and The Links, Inc.
Please visit the Florida Supreme Court website for Justice Quince’s full biography read a profile of Justice Quince published in the October 2008 Bar Journal.