IN THE COMMUNITY
Ms. Thompson was appointed to serve as a member of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners in August 1999. As a bar examiner, she was responsible for making recommendations for admission to the bar, evaluating applicants' character and fitness to practice law, and assessing applicants' need for any accommodations. Ms. Thompson, a member of the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association, also served as president of the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association, Chair of the Florida Bar's Student Education and Admissions to the Bar Committee, Vice -Chair of the Florida Bar's Continuing Legal Education Committee, and as a member of The Florida Bar's Legal Education Assistance Program Committee.
In addition to her law related work, she is also active in her community. She organized a college readiness mentoring group to help high school students in Hillsborough County prepare for admission to college. Some of those students attended top colleges such as University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University, Columbia University, Xavier University of New Orleans, and Barnard College of Columbia University.