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Florence Morgan


Florence Morgan

FLORENCE MORGAN was born and grown on St. Helena Island, South Carolina. Upon completion of high school there, she came to New York where she enrolled in the City College of the City University of New York. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree and then enrolled in Columbia University where she obtained two Master’s degrees.

After working for several years, Florence enrolled part-time at Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey while working full time as a member of the support staff at The Legal Aid Society of New York.

She received a J.D. degree and was hired as Staff Attorney by The Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense practice unit. She has been working in this capacity for 32 years and has represented thousands of clients.

Florence joined the National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL) in 1990. It was not long after joining the organization, that Florence became a member of the Criminal Justice section and later, accepted the position of chapter chairperson for the New York chapter.

She also held a National Board membership as Treasurer of the NCBL. In 2004, Florence became the first recipient of the Haywood Burns and Shanara Gilbert Legal Warrior’s award.

She has been very active throughout her membership in the NCBL, serving on several program committees in planning annual conferences. She also has organized many activities for the New York chapter.

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