Editor’s Note: In this blog series, we are getting to know the members of the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors. TYLA, commonly called the “public service arm” of the State Bar of Texas, works to facilitate the administration of justice, foster respect for the law, and advance the role of the legal profession in serving the public. All TYLA programs are accomplished through the volunteer efforts of its board and committee members, with the cooperation of local affiliate young lawyers associations. Learn more at tyla.org.

Name: Josué Galván

Firm: Jackson Walker LLP

Area of Law You Practice: Civil Commercial Litigation

Position Held in TYLA: District 18, Place 1 Director

How did you get involved in bar service?

Encouragement from mentors and friends.

What is your favorite TYLA project and why?

I Was the First. You Can Be a Lawyer Too! (See http://iwasthefirst.tyla.org/.) As a first-generation lawyer, it is refreshing and encouraging to see stories of monumentally successful first-generation lawyers highlighted and celebrated.

What tips can you give to other attorneys to manage stress?

Make quality time with your inner circle a priority—it’s critical to keep you grounded and to remind you that there’s more to life than work.

What do you do in your spare time?

True crime podcasts and documentaries, going to concerts.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

I play piano and drums.