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TYLA Practice Areas: 101 Podcast to launch in October

The Texas Young Lawyers Association will launch its newest podcast, Practice Areas: 101 Podcast, on October 8. Every other week young lawyers from across Texas will discuss “what type of law do you practice?” Topics of discussions each week will include the various aspects of the practice area, including “war stories” and words of advice … Continue Reading

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

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

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — March 16, 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 Frequently Asked Questions — Coronavirus safety measures at … 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

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

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

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

Texas Bar Journal must-reads for June

Can’t wait for the June issue of the Texas Bar Journal to arrive? The TBJ editorial staff has you covered. Check out our top picks: Q&As with the State Bar’s and TYLA’s new presidents, information on digital privacy matters, and winners from the bar’s short story contest. Don’t forget to catch up on Movers and … Continue Reading

Texas Bar Journal Must-Reads for April

Check out our editorial staff’s must-reads for the April issue: interviews with the State Bar of Texas president-elect candidates, Harvey’s impact on the Gulf Coast’s petroleum industry, and new changes attorneys should know about live chat. Don’t forget to catch up on Movers and Shakers, Memorials, and Disciplinary Actions.… Continue Reading

State Bar of Texas, TYLA announce president-elect candidates

Texas attorneys will choose between Lisa Blue of Dallas and Randy Sorrels of Houston in the race for the next president-elect of the State Bar of Texas. The State Bar Board of Directors today approved their nominations as president-elect candidates during its quarterly meeting in San Antonio. Also, the Texas Young Lawyers Association recently nominated … 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

TYLA’s Vote America! inspires high school seniors to participate in electoral process

Before the first ballot was cast in November, TYLA directors and officers broke from their office calendars and court dockets to make Vote America! presentations to high school seniors across Texas. Vote America! attempts to inspire civic engagement among high school students. In South Texas, the City of McAllen, McAllen Independent School District, and Hidalgo … Continue Reading

McAllen city, schools embrace TYLA Vote America! project

McAllen community leaders recently proclaimed October 3-7 “Vote America! Rally Week,” in support of the Texas Young Lawyers Association civics education project ahead of the upcoming voter registration deadline. TYLA’s Vote America! project aims to educate students about the fights for equality and democracy throughout U.S. history in an effort to remind them of their … Continue Reading

TYLA receives national recognition

The Texas Young Lawyers Association took home four national awards at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting last week in San Francisco, California. The ABA’s Young Lawyers Division presents the Awards of Achievement every year to state and local young lawyer associations that have expended considerable time and effort on outreach projects that meaningfully impact … Continue Reading
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