The Josiah T. Walls Bar Association is a voluntary minority bar association. Membership is open to lawyers and judges who regularly practice in the Eighth, Fifth, and Third Circuits of Florida and any dean, faculty member, or law student of the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
The Association’s mission is to assist attorneys in the practice of law and to promote attorney involvement in the community, including but not limited to (1) education, (2) resource networking, (3) mentoring, and (4) community outreach.
As legal professionals, we work hard. So, fostering solid relationships full of fun and fellowship is key to our health and well-being.
It's not always what you know, but who you know! Networking with law students and legal professionals of color is critical in our quest to support each other and build each other up.
Community is the heartbeat of our nation. Through our collective knowledge and experience, we are dedicated to building our communities and strengthening our ties.
Josiah T. Walls is one of the most important historical personalities in North Central Florida’s history. He was one of the first African Americans to practice law in Alachua County, and he has the singular distinction of being Florida’s only Reconstruction Era black congressman and the leading black politician in the state during the nineteenth century.
We are a voluntary bar organization whose membership is comprised of attorneys, law professors, judges, and law students who live or regularly practice in the Eighth, Fifth, and Third Judicial Circuits. In the spirit and legacy of Josiah T. Walls, we are dedicated to promoting professional excellence, giving back to the community and mentoring future lawyers.