July 20, 2007
Janine Hancock Jones to lead John Mercer Langston Bar
Janine Hancock Jones, associate with Baker Hostetler, has been elected to a two-year term as President of the John Mercer Langston Bar Association (JMLBA).
In her role as president, Ms. Jones will launch the JMLBA new Speakers' Series to held monthly with the bar association, inviting prominent leaders in the Columbus legal community to come and share wisdom on a variety of topics. The kick-off session, “An Interview with the Honorable Robert M. Duncan,” will be held on September 27 at Baker Hostetler offices.
Ms. Jones will also focus on increasing the visibility of the JMLBA through targeted programs and an increased active membership. Her responsibilities will include overseeing the annual activities, serving as a part of the Columbus Bar Managing Partners Diversity Initiative and ensuring that the JMLBA remains an effective and relevant organization.
Ms. Jones, who practices in the area of employment and labor law, previously served as Vice President of the JMLBA and was honored by the organization as an "Emerging Leader” at its recent annual “Barristers’ Salute.” A graduate of the Leadership of Columbus Class of 2007, she serves on the Columbus Bar Law 2010 and Minorities in the Law committees and, also, is Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Columbus Early Learning Centers, the newly created entity formed as a result of the merger of Northside Child Development Center, Westside-Eastside Child Care Centers Association and BIT-C.