Tag Archives: Texas Young Lawyers Association

TYLA receives three ABA YLD Awards of Achievement

The Texas Young Lawyers Association will be recognized with three top honors by the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division during the American Bar Association meeting at 11 a.m. July 30. TYLA received the three awards in State Division A: the Overall Comprehensive Award, Diversity Award, and Service to the Bar Award. State Division A … Continue Reading

Must-reads for July/August 2020

Ready for the latest issue of the Texas Bar Journal? Check out our July/August issue, covering civil rights and individual liberties and introducing the 2020-2021 presidents of the State Bar of Texas and Texas Young Lawyers Association. And don’t forget to check out Movers and Shakers, Disciplinary Actions, and Memorials.… Continue Reading

Sylvia Borunda Firth of El Paso elected State Bar of Texas president-elect

Texas attorneys elected Sylvia Borunda Firth of El Paso to be president-elect of the State Bar of Texas. Borunda Firth received 49.31 percent—9,515—of the 19,298 votes cast during the voting period that ended May 29. Her opponent, Pablo Almaguer of Edinburg, received 49.11 percent or 9,478 votes. Write-in candidates accounted for 1.58 percent of the … Continue Reading

Texas Supreme Court orders online-only voting for State Bar elections; extends voting period

The Texas Supreme Court issued its sixth Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster on March 22.  The order mandates that elections for State Bar president-elect, Texas Young Lawyers Association president-elect, and bar and TYLA directors will be conducted exclusively by electronic vote because of uncertainty regarding the feasibility of handling paper ballots during … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — March 17, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources … 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

Texas attorneys honored by ABAYLD

Tiye Foley, Michael Ritter, and Ryan V. Cox received On the Rise—Top 40 Young Lawyers Awards from the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. The ABA’s On the Rise award program began in 2016 and has provided “national recognition for ABA young lawyer members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, … Continue Reading

June must-reads

We had fun this spring and hope you did too. For a look at what we’ve been up to, check out the June issue of the Texas Bar Journal, in which we introduce the bar’s new leadership and showcase the work of some very talented attorney authors and students K-12. Don’t forget to read Movers … Continue Reading

Newest attorneys sworn in to Texas Bar

The Supreme Court of Texas and State Bar of Texas welcomed the state’s newest members of the profession May 13 at the Frank Irwin Center in Austin. Texas’ highest courts, the State Bar, the Texas Board of Law Examiners, law school deans, and friends and family looked on as newly licensed attorneys took the Lawyer’s … Continue Reading

Students K-12 take home awards at 2019 Law Day competition

The 2019 Law Day competition, hosted by the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Young Lawyers Association, challenged students from across the state to reflect on American principles of free speech, free press, and free society. The students, ranging from kindergarteners to high school seniors, submitted essays, photographs, and posters centered on that theme. … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Journal Must-Reads for April

Spring is here and the April issue of the Texas Bar Journal is in bloom. If you’re looking for a head start before your copy arrives in the mail, we have you covered. Check out our editorial staff’s top picks for a deep dive on transportation issues, Q&As with State Bar and TYLA president-elect candidates, … 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

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

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

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

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
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