Rasmussen, Willis, Dickey & Moore, L.L.C. proudly announces that Shawtina L. Ferguson will be installed as Chairwoman of the California Young Lawyers Association (“CYLA”) for the 2015-2016 term. Shawtina’s term will begin in October 2015.
CYLA is part of the State Bar of California (“Bar”) and is the nation’s largest association of young lawyers. CYLA’s Board of Governors is comprised of 20 members appointed by the Bar’s Board of Trustees. CYLA has a long history of zealously advocating issues important to its membership before the Board of Trustees at the Bar and throughout the State. CYLA offers lawyers and new practitioners the best opportunity for involvement in the legal profession and participating in public service at the state and local levels. A California young lawyer is defined as a member in good standing of the Bar who is in his or her first five years of practice in California or who is age 36 or under.
Shawtina is an Associate in RWDM’s Los Angeles office (which operates as The Rasmussen Law Firm, L.L.P.) and concentrates her practice in the fields of products liability defense and complex civil litigation. She earned both her BA and JD from the University of Notre Dame.
“We are excited that Shawtina has the opportunity to continue her work with the State Bar of California as the Chairwoman of CYLA and represent the interests of thousands of young attorneys throughout California,” said Kurt L. Rasmussen, managing member of the firm’s Los Angeles office. “She is a proven leader and will be an extraordinary asset to the California Young Lawyers Association.”