President's Message

Dear Langston Supporters, Sponsors, and Members:
I am truly honored and humbled to have served as your John M. Langston Bar Association President for 2019.  As we approach the end of the year, we should all be so proud of the accomplishments we have achieved together.  In line with our 2019 theme of “Langston is Family – Looking Back, Looking Forward, Looking Out,” we have worked this year with these pillars at the forefront of the work we did.

Throughout the year, we “looked back” by having more than 50 outstanding events, including (but not limited to) a Black History Month event entitled “Our History is Black History” and our annual Hall of Fame event in October. The Langston Bar Association has “looked forward” by creating its first
online Membership Directory so we can serve as a resource for each other.  Langston has “looked out” by reaching its goal of $100,000 in scholarships for law school students, which will be distributed at the 2020 Langston Gala.  This $100,000 amount will be the largest in scholarship donations that the Langston Bar Association has ever distributed to law school students.  And it is because of your constant commitment and generosity to our organization throughout the year.
With your continued support, Langston will continue to fulfill its mission, as we look forward to 2020 being even better than 2019.   We hope that you will help Langston continue in our mission.  Become a new lifetime member and opt in to our Membership Directory at  Get involved and sponsor an event.  Mentor and fund a scholarship for a law school student at  Continue to make the Langston Bar Association an active part of your everyday life because “Langston is Family.”Thank you so much for allowing me to serve as your President in 2019.  It has truly been an honor of a lifetime to represent you and an entire organization that I truly love.
Byron J. McLain
President, John M. Langston Bar Association
Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

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