Grasford Smith, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Shareholder at Jones Foster, was sworn in as the 2019 President of the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association (VHFCNBA). He has been actively involved in the organization for the past two years, initially serving as Vice President.
The VHFCNBA has been a driving force in advocating for important issues such as ensuring equal access to the justice system and increasing economic parity for marginalized members of our community.
An important aspect of Grasford’s role as President will be to serve as an ex officio member of the Florida Bar Board of Governors. “My goals for this year are multi-faceted. I will work to increase the presence and influence of this organization throughout the State of Florida”, says Grasford. “Simply put, my ABCD for this administration will be Advocacy, Bar relations, Communication, and Diversity.”