Former Chief Justice Quince inducted into Warren E. Burger Society
Peggy Quince, the first African-American female to serve as chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court, has been inducted into the National Center for State Courts’ Warren E. Burger Society.
The Burger Society honors individuals who have used their time, talent, and support to the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) in exceptional ways. It is named for the former chief justice of the United States who helped found NCSC in 1971. The induction ceremony took place November 21 in Washington, D.C.
Quince was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court in 1998, and in 2008, she was named chief justice, a position she held for two years. She retired in January 2019. She served on NCSC’s Board of Directors for six years, chairing the Programs Committee and providing advice on the development of the long-range strategic direction for NCSC.
Before serving on the Supreme Court, Quince was on Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals for five years, was an assistant attorney general in the criminal division for 13 years, and an attorney in private practice for three years. She also has been involved with numerous legal and civic organizations over the years.