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: Julia Rubio

Firm: Webb County District Attorney’s Office

Area of Law You Practice: Criminal Law

Position Held in TYLA: District 19 Director

How did you get involved in bar service?

Friends who had previously served encouraged me to get involved.

What is your favorite TYLA project and why?

I’m passionate about the Attorney Wellness Committee because I think it’s important to have conversations about mental health and to change the culture in the legal community (see http://texaslawyercare.tyla.org/).

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

Leave work at work—try not to do work at home, especially in places where you tend to relax. Keep it separate! Maintain a hobby or two.

What do you do in your spare time?

Exercise, travel, spend time with friends and family.

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

I’m a twin!