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: Kaylan Dunn
Firm: Hunton Andrews Kurth
Area of Law You Practice: Commercial Litigation
Position Held in TYLA: District 6, Place 2 Director, Chair of Moot Court and Bookshelves in the Courtrooms
How did you get involved in bar service?
Hunton Andrews Kurth young lawyers have a long history of serving on the TYLA board. I witnessed firsthand the wonderful work TYLA was doing and knew I needed to be a part of it.
What is your favorite TYLA project and why?
State Moot Court—I love being able to help the next generation of young lawyers showcase their oral advocacy skills in front of some of the most well-respected lawyers and judges in the state. The lessons learned will serve the students well for their entire careers. It is great to be a small part of that.
What tips can you give to other attorneys to manage stress?
Don’t take yourself too seriously and surround yourself with people who make you laugh.
What do you do in your spare time?
I become a super hero, fire fighter, zombie, and pirate—I have a 4-year-old!
What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I participated in the world’s largest tomato fight.