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: Cali Franks

Employer/Organization: Lawline

Practice Area(s): Online CLE

Why did you join the TYLA board? To be a part of something bigger than myself and give back to my profession.

What advice would you give to other TYLA members who are looking for ways to grow professionally? Join a local bar and check out the amazing resources on tyla.org.

Before joining the TYLA board, what is your favorite experience with community or public service? Community theater—it taught me so many skills I now use every day as an attorney, and it taught me that hard work pays off.

What was your favorite movie, TV show, musical artist, or song from high school/college? Dallas.