The D.W. Perkins Bar Association is deeply committed to working with the Jacksonville community to uplift Black and marginalized communities. Keep reading to learn about some of our initiatives.


Future Leaders Program

The Future Leaders Program exposes scholars from William M. Raines and Jean Ribault High Schools to the legal profession. Students from each school are paired with an attorney mentors who work with the students throughout the academic year. The mentors coach the students on elements of trial practice, and at the end of the program, the students will argue their case before U.S. District Judge Brian Davis at the Bryan Simpson U.S. Courthouse.

D.W. Perkins Bar Association Bar Study Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to applicants who will sit for the July 2022 administration of the Florida Bar Exam. For more information, please download the application. Completed applications must be sent to on or before Friday, April 8, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

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