Daryl D. Parks, Esq.
President - National Bar Association
Featured Bar President
During the 86th Annual Convention of the National Bar Association in Baltimore, MC that commenced on July 31, 2011, Daryl D. Parks, Esq. was sworn in as the organizations 69th President. DARYL D. PARKS is co-founder and managing partner of the law firm of Parks & Crump, L.L.C., located in Tallahassee, Florida. Daryl Parks continuously displays the intelligence, tenacity and reverence for the law that personifies the goals and mission of the National Bar Association. Attorney Parks has aggressively sought justice throughout the United States, taking special care not to allow those in the small towns he grew up in to be overlooked. Daryl Parks’ role as a Vice-Chairman for the Board of Trustees at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) has allowed him to champion the need for higher education. He has mentored countless youth and provided numerous opportunities for their advancement through scholarship and internships. Parks is a man who believes in building bridges and it is his leadership that can foster relationships between the NBA ‘s past and its bright future. Attorney Parks has been acknowledged as a leader not only in the legal community but also in his own backyard having won awards like: The Presidential Award, National Bar Association, 2005 and 2007 Outstanding Leadership Award as Chair of the Student Education and Admissions to the Florida Bar Committee, 2003 Florida Justice Association, formerly Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Shoe Leather Award, 1999 Tiger in the Bush Award, 2005 Justice Peggy A. Quince Award, Tallahassee Barristers Association, 2007 Florida A&M University Distinguished Alumni in Law Award, 2000 Leadership Tallahassee, Distinguished Leadership Awards: Leadership Pacesetter, 2007 Tallahassee Chapter of 100 Black Men of America – Role Model Award, 2008 A.G. Gaston Entrepreneur Award, Bethel A.M.E. Church, 2008 President Parks' goals for his presidential term include: improving technological infrastructure, stabilizing finances and generating revenue, elevating the NBA's voice on judicial and legal issues, and increasing membership. Advancing the NBA's technological infrastructure is key to increasing knowledge and access to NBA events and membership benefits. He plans not only to stabilize and improve the NBA’s finance and budgetary systems, but will continue efforts to diversify revenue streams. His agenda includes elevating the NBA's voice on judicial and legal issues, and providing increased access to Capitol Hill. Membership is the lifeline of any organization; President Parks will encourage current members to renew dedication of their time and talent to the NBA, reclaim past members, recruit new members, and continue the pipeline efforts at law schools. During the upcoming year, Parks will ensure the NBA maintains its commitment to civil rights and serving the underprivileged both nationally and internationally. The leaders of the NBA recognize the significance of the 2012 United States Presidential election, and will work diligently to empower voters and ensure election protection.