Leader. Advocate. Lawyer.
Ms. Arscott is active in the Florida Bar and in her local community. She is currently the President of the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association. Ms. Arscott is also the Past President of the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyer’s Association (GSCBWLA), having served two terms as President of the Association from 2015-2017. She is a member of the Florida Bar’s Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee; the Eleventh Judicial Circuit’s Grievance Committee; and the City, County & Local Government Law Section.
Ms. Arscott serves on the Professionalism Panel for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, and serves on the Board of Directors for the following organizations: Friends of the Miami-Dade County Public Library; PACE School for Girls, and KidSide, Inc. Ms. Arscott is also the Co-Chair of the Dade County Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, a member of the Spellman-Hoeveler Inns of Court, and the Miami-Dade County Chapter of Florida Association of Women Lawyers. Ms. Arscott is a founding member of the Judicial Diversity Initiative (JDI), a coalition of all the Black Bar Associations in South Florida, dedicated to effectuating diversity on the bench throughout South Florida.
Ms. Arscott earned a Bachelors of Art in both Political Science and English, while minoring in Psychology from the Florida State University. She then went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law.
Ms. Arscott previously served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Miami Gardens, and later became the inagural Director of the Office of Civic Engagement. Prior to serving at the City of Miami Gardens’, Ms. Arscott practiced litigation in the Corporate Law Department of a major insurance company. Initially, Ms. Arscott dedicated her practice to Family and Dependency Law, serving for several years as a Program Attorney for the Guardian Ad Litem Program, prior to transitioning to Division Chief for Florida’s Department of Children and Families’ Children’s Legal Services.