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Orange County Bar Association elects first Black President

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June 1, 2020

LaShawnda K. Jackson, partner with RumbergerKirk, is the first black president to serve the Orange County Bar Association since its establishment in 1933. She has been a member of the OCBA Executive Council since 2012, and has served as president of the OCBA Young Lawyers Section and as a trustee of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc. Jackson has also held the position of president with the Paul C. Perkins Association and the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association, as well as holding committee positions with the National Bar Association. Jackson, who practices in the areas of casualty and product liability, received her law degree from the University of Florida. Congratulations, President Jackson. Other officers include:

President-Elect: Eric C. Reed

Treasurer: Karen L. Persis

Secretary: Amber N. Davis

Immediate Past President: Anthony F. Sos