Marcia Griffiths to headline JABA annual Grand Gala and Awards Ceremony

Directed by President, Attorney Don D. G. James, Esquire and celebrating legal scholastic excellence, the Jamaican-American Bar Association (JABA), will once again hold its Annual Grand Gala and Awards Ceremony, on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at the Sheraton Airport Hotel.

“Raising the Bar to Excellence” is the theme of this year’s Grand Gala and headlined by the iconic Singer, Marcia Griffiths, Mr. James states that this Gala will as usual be a tour de force pageantry of splendor and Jamaican cultural entertainment. choreographed by Master of Ceremonies, John T. Hodgson, from WAVS 1170, this third Annual Grand Gala will highlight the achievements of Jamaican-American Law Students from South Florida Universities who will be awarded Cash Scholarships. Notable Jamaican-American legal professionals of the Bar and Bench will also be honored at this Gala.

Reflecting the rich cultural mix of our South Florida Community, this Gala will again celebrate and promote diversity, as Jamaican-American attorneys will host business professionals and attorneys from other ethnic groups. The JABA Annual Grand Gala is fast developing a reputation, as a great event for networking, entertaining and dining on a delicious repast reflecting our rich Jamaican heritage.

Music for dancing feet will as usual be provided by DJ Mark Swaby and attendees are reminded that the dress code is: elegantly formal and black tie optional.

Cover is $100.00 and tickets are available online at jamaican-americanbar.com and are also on sale at; Aunt I’s Restaurant at Lauderhill, Junie’s Restaurant in Miami Gardens, Sango’s Restaurant in Cutler Ridge and Kie’s Fashion Boutique in Kendall.

The Jamaican-American Bar Association was established for the purpose of raising the professional profile of Jamaican-American Attorneys. Their stated mission is to provide legal assistance to the community and coordinate educational, mentoring and other assistance for law students and new colleagues of the legal profession. Organized on a regional and de-centralized basis, with another vibrant Chapter presently active in the New York / New Jersey area, JABA’s aim is to serve as a nationwide organization, operating throughout the United States of America.

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