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: Timothy Adams

Employer/Organization: Harris County District Attorney’s Office

Practice Area(s): Criminal Law

Why did you join the TYLA board? I joined the TYLA Board to help support other young lawyers and future lawyers through volunteerism.

What advice would you give to other TYLA members who are looking for ways to grow professionally? I’d advise other TYLA members to seek out and serve on a bar committee that is related to something that you’re genuinely interested in, and you’ll find yourself networking with like-minded people. Your service will be intrinsically rewarding, plus there will be ample opportunities for professional growth.

Before joining the TYLA board, what is your favorite experience with community or public service? My favorite pre-TYLA experience is a community service event from my third year of law school. Volunteers from the Student Bar Association participated in a community event held at Sunnyside Park, and it was great interacting with kids from the neighborhood.

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