The Florida Bar News
December 15, 2017
FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE PEGGY QUINCE spoke about professionalism in legal careers at WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus during an event hosted by the Black Law Students Association. During her presentation, Quince said there are three important issues for future lawyers: ethical behavior, professionalism, and pro bono work. “I will never reject, from any consideration personal to myself, the cause of the defenseless or oppressed or delay anyone’s cause for lucre or malice. So help me God,” Quince said, quoting the Oath of Admission to The Florida Bar. She also encouraged students to participate in local bar associations and to always keep learning throughout their careers. She emphasized the importance of being honest, trustworthy, and civil. Pictured from the left are Shedaris Lakin, BLSA vice president; Sheena Bright, BLSA president; Renalia DuBose, WMU-Cooley Law School associate professor; Justice Quince; April Fly, BLSA parliamentarian; and Kiarra Gilliam, BLSA secretary.