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: Guillermo Hernandez

Employer/Organization: Rivera Hernandez Campos

Practice Area(s): Immigration and Personal Injury

Why did you join the TYLA board? I wanted to grow in my career and professional network. I want to bring my perspective as an immigration attorney and a person of color.

What advice would you give to other TYLA members who are looking for ways to grow professionally? Network! Make connections. Reach out and find a mentor in practice areas that you are interested in growing.

Before joining the TYLA board, what is your favorite experience with community or public service? I regularly volunteer with American Gateways in their citizenship clinics. I enjoy helping permanent residents reach the last phase in their immigrant journey.

What was your favorite movie, TV show, musical artist, or song from high school/college? Lord of the Rings, specifically “The Two Towers.”