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Mission Statement

The South Palm Beach County Bar Association's Diversity & Inclusion Committee is committed to advancing diversity and encouraging the inclusion of different perspectives, ideas, and experiences within the legal profession. Our mission is to foster an environment where individuals of diverse race, color, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, nationality, age, disability, and marital and parental status may thrive professionally and contribute to the goals of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Scholarship Program

The objective of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee scholarship program is to aid a diverse group of lawyers and include them to become involved and contribute to the goals of the South Palm Beach Bar Association (SPBCBA).  Those selected for the scholarship will receive a complimentary year of membership to the SPBCBA and a $500.00 credit to use to attend SPBCBA’s monthly lunches, CLEs and other signature events (i.e., Holiday Party or Annual Installation Gala).  


1. Be a member of a minority group (racially, ethnically, culturally, women, elderly, members of the LGBTQ community, and persons with disabilities); or

2. Any attorney interested in participating with the SPBCBA who has a financial burden and cannot afford a membership to SPBCBA or the monthly luncheons and events due to the cost.  Those applicants whose firms will reimburse him or her for SPBCBA dues and events are not eligible; and 

3. Complete and submit the application.

Criteria: If selected, the recipient must:

1. Actively participate on one of the SPBCBA’s committees as a committee member; and   

2. Attend a minimum of three (3) monthly membership luncheons/events. 

Application Deadlines: Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2018. 

Recipients will be awarded via email on June 1, 2018. 


Submission: Please submit your completed application to


Click HERE to open the application PDF.


Diversity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chairs

Emily Pineless, Esq.


Jorja Williams, Esq.


Board Liaison

Wilnar Julmiste, Esq.

Upcoming Events

Community Calendar  


This Committee is Sponsored by:



Gay and Lesbian Lawyer's Association

Gay and Lesbian Lawyer's Network

FAWL, Palm Beach County

FAWL, South Palm Beach County

The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association

Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Assocation

South Asian Bar Association of Florida

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida

Hatian Lawyers Associaton

Broward County Hispanic Bar Association

The Caribbean Bar Association

Florida Muslim Bar Association

TJ Reddick Bar Association



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