President's Message

Dear Langston Supporters, Sponsors, and Members:
Because of your enthusiasm, we had a record 625+ guests at the 42nd Annual Scholarship & Awards Gala. Because of your generosity, we were able to give away over $40,000 in scholarships to deserving law students. Because of your commitment, we were able to hit the ground running in 2018, organizing and co-sponsoring events with community partners and other bar associations. THANK YOU for your support!
Past Events
To date, events included a Black History Month discussion with Zafar Brooks of Hyundai Motor Company co-sponsored with CMCP; a panel discussion on Rethinking a Challenged Criminal Justice System at the L.A. Law Library; a Town Hall Meeting about homeless, immigration and police brutality; a Pajamas Giveaway at Edelman Children’s Court co-sponsored with the Children’s Law Center and Hyundai Motor Company; Langston’s Membership Drive and Networking Mixer; Langston’s Law Student & Young Lawyers Networking Reception hosted by the law firm of Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt; Langston’s Entertainment Law Committee Speed Mentoring at Loyola Law School; and Law Day at the Torrance Courthouse. We were also happy to introduce the Brotherhood
Crusade Camp P.L.U.S. young ladies to the legal profession and the Langston Bar Association!
Outreach and Support
Langston was able to share in the accomplishments of our amazing law students by attending UCI Law School’s Inaugural BLSA Awards Dinner, the USC BLSA Alumni Banquet and supporting Southwestern Law School’s BLSA Banquet.
Langston was also able to attend and support the Thurgood Marshall Bar Association of Orange County’s Inaugural Installation & Awards Dinner, the Mexican American Bar Association Installation & Awards Gala, the South Asian Bar Association Public Interest and Installation Dinner and the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities Casino Night.
Recognitions and Accomplishments
Congratulations to the 2018 law school graduates; the Hon. Kimberley Baker Guillemet on her Los Angeles Superior Court appointment; Diane Robertson, Esq., on being selected to participate in Take the Lead's inaugural 50 Women Can Change the World in Media & Entertainment Leadership Program; Justin Palmer, Esq. and Peter Carr, Esq., arguing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal; The Milton C. Grimes Trial Lawyer’s College Scholarship Recipients, Jaaye Person-Lynn, Esq. and Terrence Jones, Esq.; Langston Past-President Damon Brown, on being installed as the current President of the California Association of Black Lawyers (CABL); CABL Legendary Champion of Justice Award honoree, the Hon. Michelle Williams Court; and Tanya L. Greene, Esq., on being named one of L.A.’s Most Influential Minority Attorneys! We are SO proud you!
Upcoming Events
Langston is not just a bar association. We are a community... your community. Become a member today (! We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events:
  • Corporate Firm Network Committee, “What To Do Next” Panel Discussion, May 16, 2018;
  • Judicial Reception, June 14, 2018; and
  • Langston’s Annual Picnic, June 16, 2018.
For more information and to RSVP, visit and follow our Langston Group on Facebook.
See you soon!
Marie B. Maurice, Esq.
President, John M. Langston Bar Association

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