Jamaican American lawyer is first black woman president of Broward County Bar Association

The Jamaica Observer reports..

Jamaican American Alison Smith has smashed a nearly century-old tradition in Florida’s Broward Country Bar Association (BCBA), becoming the first black woman to be elected president since its founding in 1925.

Smith, an attorney and partner at leading law firm, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Berman, was sworn in as Broward County Bar Association president-elect earlier this month and officially takes on the role in 2022.

“I’m beyond excited and consider it to be a privilege and an honour to represent the BCBA,” said Smith, who came home to Jamaica four times a year, to soak up the culture and enjoy her favourite ackee and saltfish, before the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“As the first woman of colour to be president in our organisation’s history, I take this position with the utmost seriousness and am humbled to lead BCBA,” said the affable Smith.

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