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About the Minority Caucus

The FJA is fortunate to have such a wide variety of identities within its membership. The Minority Caucus addresses the issues and concerns of underrepresented attorneys of different races, ethnicities, religions, genders, and orientations improving the legal system through inclusivity, alliance, and advocacy.

Through networking, continuing legal education, and experiences, the FJA brings together our diverse membership with our common goal of defending the civil justice system.

Join us at the Annual Convention in June 2021

Join us at the 2021 Annual Convention, June 9-12, at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. The Diversity and Inclusion Reception will take place on Wednesday, June 9 from 6-7:30 p.m. Register now. 

The FJA Minority Caucus, in conjunction with the Annual Convention & Expo, invites you to join us for drinks and Hors d’oeuvres as we celebrate contributions to furthering diversity, inclusion, and equity in the legal field. 

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Diversity and Inclusion Reception and Sponsorship 







Get Involved

MC Roundtable
The MC Roundtable is a unique benefit of being a member of the MC. Members can request a Roundtable to discuss elements of their case before going to trial. These discussions allow members to get feedback outside of their normal channels, creating different approaches, angles, and answers to the most challenging questions. To request an MC Roundtable, contact MC Liaison, G.C. Murray II, Esq., DPL, at

MC Member Mentorship Program
The MC Member Mentorship Program pairs active FJA members with one another to ensure every member is getting the full support of this great organization. The FJA has a questionnaire that both potential mentors and mentees fill out, and FJA staff works to pair members based on the requested information. There have been three successful pairings of start the new program. To fill out a form and sign-up, email

MC Student Internship Program
To promote diversity at some of the most prestigious personal injury law firms in Florida, the MC created the MC Student Internship Program. This program is designed exclusively for minority students to place them in paid internships with our members around the state. The MC Student Internship Program creates a pipeline for law students from historically underrepresented groups. To sign up your firm please visit here.


Nicholas Johnson, Chair

Doris Laing, Chair-Elect

Vanessa Brice, Secretary

G.C. Murray II, Esq., DPL
Director of Membership
Minority Caucus Section Staff Liaison

2020-2022 Directors

DeWayne Terry

Gloretta Hall

Wilnar Julmiste

Takisha Richardson

Linje Rivers