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TYLA seeks lawyers to judge State Moot Court Competition

The Texas Young Lawyers Association is seeking volunteers to judge the preliminary rounds of the 2017 State Moot Court Competition held annually in conjunction with the State Bar Annual Meeting. Eight Texas law schools will participate on June 20-22 in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole, 2201 N. Stemmons Fwy., and judges are needed at the … Continue Reading

TYLA’s Vote America! inspires high school seniors to participate in electoral process

Before the first ballot was cast in November, TYLA directors and officers broke from their office calendars and court dockets to make Vote America! presentations to high school seniors across Texas. Vote America! attempts to inspire civic engagement among high school students. In South Texas, the City of McAllen, McAllen Independent School District, and Hidalgo … Continue Reading

McAllen city, schools embrace TYLA Vote America! project

McAllen community leaders recently proclaimed October 3-7 “Vote America! Rally Week,” in support of the Texas Young Lawyers Association civics education project ahead of the upcoming voter registration deadline. TYLA’s Vote America! project aims to educate students about the fights for equality and democracy throughout U.S. history in an effort to remind them of their … Continue Reading

TYLA receives national recognition

The Texas Young Lawyers Association took home four national awards at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting last week in San Francisco, California. The ABA’s Young Lawyers Division presents the Awards of Achievement every year to state and local young lawyer associations that have expended considerable time and effort on outreach projects that meaningfully impact … Continue Reading

Congratulations to the 2016 Law Day winners!

The State Bar of Texas and Texas Young Lawyers Association invited local bar associations and young lawyer affiliates to participate in the statewide Law Day editorial, photo, and poster contests to celebrate the importance of law and its impact on our nation and local communities. This year’s Law Day theme, Miranda: More than Words, encouraged student … Continue Reading

Lakeway municipal judge presents public viewings of TYLA underage drinking project

Lakeway Municipal Court Judge Kevin Madison is hosting public viewings of the Texas Young Lawyers Association’s video series “The Unconscious Truth: The Physical and Legal Effects of Underage Binge Drinking,” beginning Wednesday. Madison also is requiring all minor defendants with deferred disposition probation orders involving alcohol possession or consumption to attend and watch the videos during … Continue Reading

Opportunities for rural pro bono and legal aid

Legal groups across Texas have created innovative ways for lawyers to help fill the access to justice gap in rural areas. “There are fewer lawyers in rural communities to help meet the need on a pro bono basis,” said Trish McAllister, executive director of the Texas Access to Justice Commission. “Coupled with geographic challenges, people … Continue Reading

TYLA’s free bilingual legal clinic scheduled for Saturday in Houston

This Saturday, the Texas Young Lawyers Association is hosting its Know Your Rights/Conozco Sus Derechos! free legal clinic from 9 a.m. to noon at the Mexican Consulate in Houston. Attorneys will be available to meet one-on-one with clients at no cost, and presentations will be given—all in Spanish—on a range of pertinent issues, such as … Continue Reading

She Grew Up in Boots

When Natalie Cobb Koehler was a student at South Texas College of Law in Houston, she decided that she would move back home to practice law. Koehler and her family now live on an oak- and cedar-covered ranch in Cranfills Gap in Central Texas, where her kids show animals in 4H and her husband co-stars … Continue Reading

Bar Leaders Wrap-up

The 2014 Bar Leaders Conference, held in Houston on August 1-2, was filled with speakers and presentations aiming to strengthen, inspire, and celebrate local bar associations—all while participants earned CLE credit. Each day, attendees could choose from a diverse selection of panels, with topics ranging from Law Related Education and Access to Justice to mentoring … Continue Reading
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