by Nancy Kinnally
ORLANDO, Fla. — Fort Lauderdale attorney Michele Kane Cummings took office July 1 as immediate past president of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization that works on behalf of Florida’s legal profession to expand access to justice.
Cummings received her juris doctorate from Nova Southeastern Law School and a master’s degree in counseling from Barry University. She is a shareholder at Gray Robinson’s Ft. Lauderdale office and practices family law.
A Foundation board member since 2002, Cummings has chaired or served on several Foundation committees including the Executive, Finance and Audit, Grant Program, Improvements in the Administration of Justice, IOTA and Medal of Honor Award committees. She also chaired the Legal Assistance for the Poor/Law Student Assistance grant committee.
Cummings, a Florida Bar Foundation Fellow, serves as a delegate in the American Bar Association House of Delegates and has served on the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar.
She also previously served as chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission of the 17th Judicial Circuit and as president of the South Broward Bar Association and of the Nova Law Alumni Association.
A former member of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar, Cummings chaired the board’s Communications, Access, and Program Evaluation committees, and was a member of the Executive Committee. She also has served as Board of Governors liaison to the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.