April 2020
Engage. Empower. Elevate.
President's Message
We are in this together!

We sincerely hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy during this time of tremendous uncertainty. While we are all feeling the impact of the changes and challenges stemming from COVID-19, it does not mean Langston will stop its mission. Now more than ever, Langston is stepping up by providing information and valuable resources to its members through our newsletter, website, and our social media platforms. We hope that the information provided in this newsletter is informative and helpful.

Please click HERE to join the John M. Langston Bar Association facebook page and follow us on Twitter
and Instagram @_LangstonBar for more info and updates. Read our emails, check out our social feeds,
tag us using #LangstonBar, and let us know how you are doing.

We remain committed to continuing to Engage. Empower. Elevate. our members as we all get through
this together.

Please email me at  if you have suggestions for other ways we can assist you, our members, or the community at large.

Stay safe,

Nyanza Shaw, Esq.
President, John M. Langston Bar Association
Kudos to our Sponsor Partner City National Bank!
CNB has donated $2 million dollars to the following organizations to help clients and communities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic - Pursuit Lending, United Way, Cedars Sinai, Save the Children, Broadway Cares, International Medical Corps, and NHS of LA County.
Call for LACBA Committee Volunteer Members
Are you passionate about making a difference in a particular area of law or law related issue?

Serving on a LACBA committee is an opportunity to make a difference in the legal profession and practice of law by addressing issues and challenges facing attorneys and the community today. If you would like to be considered to serve on a committee, the deadline to complete and submit your application is April 30, 2020 for bar year 2020-21. 
. Attorney Spotlight:
Matthew Johnson
Ziffren Brittenham LLP

Langston congratulates Johnson, 2018 Langston Lawyer of the Year honoree and a gracious supporter of Langston through his firm and his foundation - The Matt & Yasmine Johnson Foundation, for being named one of the Hollywood Reporter's Power Lawyers 2020: Hollywood's Top 100 Attorneys.  Read More
Check out the California Volunteers Resource Guide issued by the Office of the Governor.
The work and mission of St. Anne's is essential during these challenging times. St. Anne’s originally opened in 1908 as a home for pregnant young women with nowhere else to turn and has grown into a premiere social services agency – rising to the challenge of meeting the ever-changing needs of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable populations. At St. Anne’s we offer an array of comprehensive services that promote the safety, resilience and ongoing achievement of the children and families we serve. We continuously work together to build safe, nurturing and resilient families – from pregnancy to parenthood and childhood to adulthood – for generations to come.
 Donate HERE to help today!
Contract Deputy City Prosecutor - City of Inglewood
Criminal prosecution experience is a plus, but if need be, will train.  Salary dependent upon experience.  Work as needed for now (courts aren’t running at full speed because of the coronavirus); but once the current virus situation subsides work will be more steady (approx. 40 hours/week). Need someone to start soon and position will last about six months. Contact Jefferey Lewis at .
Litigation Associate
Seeking Litigation Associate (commercial, construction or trademark litigation) for a small DTLA law firm; trial participation; court appearances; CA Bar; 4 years of experience; up to salary DOE. 
Contact Janelle Jenkins at
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