Partner Donell Hicks and Associate Justin Boyd attended the Black History Month event on Tuesday, February 18th at the Dade County Courthouse.

The Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida and the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association sponsored the event, which honored Pioneer Judge and Civil Rights Activist John D. Johnson.

The topic of discussion was “How Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety, and Stereotype Threats Influence Actors in the Justice System.”

William Snowden, New Orleans Director of the Vera Institute of Justice, was the Key Note Speaker.

Some photos from the event appear below.



Bust of John D. Johnson
Civil Rights Activist
William Snowden
Vera Institute of Justice
Rochelle M. Lightfoot (L)
Donell A. Hicks (R)


Dade County Courthouse A Lovely Luncheon Buffet

The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association was formerly known as The Black Lawyers Association prior to 2003. The name change was in recognition of the outstanding contributions Judge Ferguson made to the Miami-Dade legal community. Today, the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association remains committed to the ideal of equal access, equal opportunity and equal justice in the legal system.