September 10, 2010
. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) has scheduled its Founders Day Convocation for Friday, October 1, at 10:10 a.m. in Lee Hall Auditorium. The keynote speaker will be Attorney Daryl D. Parks, managing partner of Parks & Crump, LLC. Parks is the vice chairman for the FAMU Board of Trustees and a FAMU alumnus. The general public is invited to attend.
Attorney Parks was recently elected as the President-Elect of the National Bar Association (NBA). Parks is the seventh attorney from Florida to serve as president.
Founded in 1925, the NBA is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of predominately African-American lawyers and judges.
He serves as a trustee to the Florida Supreme Court historical society. He is a past president of the Virgil Hawkins Chapter of the NBA, past chairman of the Minority Caucus for the American Association for Justice, and a former board member of the National Bar Association, where he now serves as General Counsel. Attorney Parks currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Florida Justice Association, the board of the Tallahassee Urban League, and is chairman of the board for the Leon County Sickle Cell Foundation. Attorney Parks, also a former president of the FAMU Boosters, continues his commitment to service at FAMU by serving on the FAMU Foundation Board of Directors, for which he is the former chairman.
He received his bachelor’s degrees in political science and economics, while serving as the first, two-consecutive term Student Government Association President in FAMU’s history. He received his juris doctorate from Florida State University School of Law.
For more information, contact the Office of Communications at (850) 599-3413.
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