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TYLA Director Spotlight: Rebecca Patterson Linehan

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 … Continue Reading

TYLA Director Spotlight: Josué Galván

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 … Continue Reading

TYLA Director Spotlight: Katie Fillmore

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 … Continue Reading

TYLA leads charge for Halloween Blood Drive

The Texas Young Lawyers Association, or TYLA, is making a push for blood donations during the month of October. TYLA will be hosting Barristers Out for Blood drives at different locations across the state. Donors are encouraged to participate by posting and using the hashtag #barristerblooddrive. TYLA will be hosting these events with the Dallas … Continue Reading

Giving Back

In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), which celebrates the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States, the Texas Bar Blog connected with Donald Delgado, a College Station-based attorney focused on civil litigation and vice president of the Texas Young Lawyers Association. A first-generation attorney and Texan, the Bryan … Continue Reading

Larry McDougal elected State Bar of Texas president-elect for 2019-2020

Texas attorneys elected Larry P. McDougal Sr. of Richmond as 2019-2020 president-elect of the State Bar of Texas. McDougal received 52 percent of the 24,252 votes cast during the month-long voting period that ended April 30. His opponent, Jeanne Cezanne “Cezy” Collins of El Paso, received 47 percent of the votes. In the Texas Young … Continue Reading

Week of May 1-7 designated as National Proud to Be an American Week

The National Day Archives, or NDA, has officially designated the week of May 1-7 of each calendar year as National Proud to Be an American Week. “We are so excited to release this year’s signature project, Proud to Be an American,” said Meagan Harding, of the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors. “There are … Continue Reading

Volunteers needed to judge preliminary rounds of National Trial Competition

The Texas Young Lawyers Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers are seeking volunteers to judge the preliminary rounds of the National Trial Competition. The top 30 law school teams from across the country will compete in the mock trial competition in San Antonio on March 28 and 29. Judges are needed for the … Continue Reading

Alexandra Guio receives ABA YLD’s National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

Alexandra Guio received the Wm. Reece Smith Jr. National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. Each year, the award recognizes an ABA YLD member in good standing who exhibits professional excellence; service to the profession, bar, and community; and advancement of ethics and professional responsibility. Guio, an assistant district … Continue Reading

Longley: Board votes on chief disciplinary counsel, TYLA election issue

Editor’s Note: State Bar of Texas President Joe K. Longley sent the following message to members on Friday. The State Bar of Texas Board of Directors met today in Austin. Highlights from the meeting are provided below. New chief disciplinary counsel named The board voted unanimously to consent to the Commission for Lawyer Discipline’s selection … Continue Reading

New TYLA podcast offers tips for young attorneys

Young Gunners, a new podcast from the Texas Young Lawyers Association, or TYLA, discusses practical tips and challenges that face new attorneys. The podcast, first released on October 23, 2018, has eight episodes, with new episodes dropping every Tuesday. Episodes feature TYLA directors talking with experienced attorneys about topics including demand letters, going to court, … Continue Reading

TYLA launches Shero podcast

The Texas Young Lawyers Association, or TYLA, launched the Shero podcast, its first foray into podcasting, with the first episode dropping on October 3. The Shero podcast is inspired by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers’ Continuing the Conversation and features discussions with female attorneys who have served as an inspiration, or shero, for women … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Journal wins 2018 Luminary Award

The Texas Bar Journal Board of Editors received a 2018 Luminary Award for excellence in authored articles from the National Association of Bar Executives Communications Section Workshop, held last week in Omaha, Nebraska. Each year the workshop brings together bar associations from across the country to network, learn about new industry trends, and recognize their … Continue Reading

New TYLA project stocks courthouses with books for kids

A new Texas Young Lawyers Association project plans to put more books in children’s hands. Bookshelves in Courtrooms is promoting literacy by stocking shelves in courthouses across Texas with books for children of all ages. The program, TYLA Board Director Kaylan Dunn hopes, will help kids who may be going through a tough time. “The project’s … Continue Reading

TYLA, young lawyer affiliates receive national awards

The Texas Young Lawyers Association and young lawyer affiliates in Dallas and San Antonio earned national awards August 3 at the 2018 American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Chicago. TYLA, the public service arm of the State Bar of Texas, was recognized with 2017-2018 ABA Young Lawyers Division Awards of Achievement in the public service … Continue Reading

Update from State Bar President: Election Season is Here

Editor’s note: State Bar of Texas President Tom Vick sent the following message to members Friday. It’s election season, which means it’s time to get to know your candidates for State Bar president-elect. We’re planning a number of communications to make sure the president-elect candidates have a fair and equal chance to reach you with … Continue Reading

The State Commission on Judicial Conduct releases annual report

The State Commission on Judicial Conduct has released its fiscal year 2017 annual report, which covers its activities from Sept. 1, 2016 to Aug. 31, 2017. It is available online at scjc.texas.gov/about/annual-reports/. The State Bar of Texas’ annual report can be found on the bar’s website. The Texas Young Lawyers Association has also released its … Continue Reading

Texas’ newest lawyers are sworn in at induction ceremony

The newest group of Texas attorneys took the Lawyer’s Oath Monday morning at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. Members of the Texas Supreme Court and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, deans from Texas law schools, and representatives from the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Board of Law Examiners welcomed hundreds of law … Continue Reading

Update from State Bar President Tom Vick

Editor’s note: State Bar President Tom Vick sent the following update to members on Friday.  I’m writing to further update you on the State Bar’s recent board meeting in Lubbock and a change to the guidelines for the 2018 election for president-elect. I reported last Friday on our board’s vote to elect Trey Apffel of … Continue Reading

TYLA seeks lawyers to judge State Moot Court Competition

The Texas Young Lawyers Association is seeking volunteers to judge the preliminary rounds of the 2017 State Moot Court Competition held annually in conjunction with the State Bar Annual Meeting. Eight Texas law schools will participate on June 20-22 in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole, 2201 N. Stemmons Fwy., and judges are needed at the … Continue Reading

State Bar to hold runoff for president-elect; Pretorius elected in TYLA race

Texas attorneys will be able to vote for Chad Baruch of Dallas or Joe K. Longley of Austin in a runoff election for State Bar of Texas president-elect. Baruch and Longley were the top two vote-getters in a month-long, three-way race for the position that ended Tuesday. The runoff will take place May 11-25. In the Texas … Continue Reading
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