President's Message

Greetings Langston Members, Sponsors, and Supporters
I am truly humbled and honored to serve as the 2020 President of the John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles. For those of you who may not know me, I am Nyanza Shaw, an entertainment and business transactional attorney practicing since 1997.  For the past 16 years, I have managed my own practice here in Los Angeles. I grew up and attended college and law school in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am dedicated to service in my profession and community.
A special thank you to those who have dedicated much time and effort to keeping us going and remaining strong. The Past Presidents and Board of Directors have done an amazing job of continuing our mission statement and I look forward to building upon the legacy and accomplishments of the leaders that have come before me.
It is the members and our supporters that make this organization what it is today. It takes all of us working together to build and grow Langston. We need your support through volunteering your talents on one of our numerous committees, attending events and activities, and donating to support our scholarship fund and programming. The growth of our organization can only be fulfilled by full and active member participation.
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Let’s engage, empower, and elevate together!!

Nyanza Shaw, Esq.
President, John M. Langston Bar Association