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: Brandon Draper

Firm: Harris County Attorney’s Office

Area of Law You Practice: Civil Rights/Employment

Position Held in TYLA: At-Large Director, Co-Chair of the National Trial Competition (NTC) Committee

How did you get involved in bar service?

Volunteered to work NTC four years ago through Zeke Fortenberry.

What is your favorite TYLA project and why?

Texas Courts for Texas Veterans (see https://tyla.org/resource/texas-courts-for-texas-veterans/). Helping an extremely deserving community.

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

Don’t let it fester. Find a constructive way to handle it.

What do you do in your spare time?

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.

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

I write for a men’s style website.