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: John Busch

Firm: Hartline Barger LLP

Area of Law You Practice: Civil Litigation

Position Held in TYLA: District 6, Place 6

How did you get involved in bar service?

I was involved in the Houston Young Lawyers Association and Brittany Ringel Walton recommended that I run.

What is your favorite TYLA project and why?

I think Bookshelves in Courtrooms (see https://blog.texasbar.com/2018/09/articles/texas-young-lawyers-association/new-tyla-project-stocks-courthouses-with-books-for-kids/) is a great program that provides fun and entertainment to children who are likely in a very stressful situation.

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

Take time out every day to focus on yourself and make lists so that you can get all of your priorities organized.

What do you do in your spare time?

Run, hang out with friends (and my dogs), and travel.

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

I took care of Reveille, Texas A&M’s mascot, in college.