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Lawyer , association executive

Leonard S. Janofsky, American lawyer, association executive. Bar: California bar 1934. Decorated Orden do Merito Santos Dumont and Ordem das Asas Brancas, Brazilian Air Force; recipient Gold Seal award for outstanding alumnus Occidental College, 1973; Medallion award St. Thomas More Law Honor Society, Loyola University, 1977.


Janofsky, Leonard S. was born on October 13, 1909 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of E. and Ida (Schwartz) Janofsky.


Bachelor, Occidental College, 1931. Doctor of Laws, Occidental College, 1981. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1934.

Doctor of Laws, Pepperdine University, 1979.


Worked at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP. Admitted to the bar, 1934, California. Phi Beta Kappa. President, 1979-1980, Member, Board of Governors, 1977-1981, Delegate to House of Delegates, 1975— and Chairman, Section of Labor Relations Law, 1975-1976, American Bar Association.

President, State Bar of California, 1972-1973. President, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1968-1969. Member, Senior Advisory Board of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1983-1989.

Member, 1969— and President, 1974-1975, National Conference of Bar Presidents. Member, American Law Institute. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.


  • Bar: California bar 1934.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles professional journals.


Trustee Occidental College, 1963-2000, chairman, 1969-1972. Member overseers committee to visit Harvard Law School, 1969-1974. Board visitors Stanford Law School, 1972-1975.

Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Fellow American Bar Foundation, American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Law Institute, International Bar Association, Inter-American Bar Association, American Bar Association (chairman special committee specialization 1970-1971, director American Prepaid Legal Services Institute 1974-2000, vice chairman Commission Medical Professional Liability 1975-2000, house of deals 1975-2000, chairman council section labor relations law 1975-1976, board governors 1978-2000, president 1979-1980), California Bar Association (president 1972-1973, governor 1970-1973, executive committee law in a free society 1971-1972, 73-77, member special advisory committee medical malpractice 1975), Los Angeles County Bar Association (president 1969-1970, trustee 1967-1969, Shattuck-Price award 1977), National Conference Bar Presidents (president 1973-1974, member council 1970-1975), National Legal Aid and Defender Association (director), American Judicature Society, Harvard Law School Association (Second vice president 1976-1977), Phi Beta Kappa.

Clubs: Chancery (Los Angeles).


Married Nancy Nielson, December 29, 1948. Children— Annelies Irene Hartzell, John Stephen.

E. Janofsky

Ida (Schwartz) Janofsky

Nancy Nielson

John Stephen Janofsky

Annelies Irene Hartzell Janofsky