President's Opinion


Sam Houston
President, Texas Young Lawyers Association


February 1, 2017
An Opportunity to Shine

I had never viewed the world with a scarcity mindset. There was always going to be enough success for everyone if you worked hard and played nice. Law school changed that for me. Especially when I learned about the dreaded grading curve. There could be only a certain number of A’s? What madness! Compounding my stress was the fact that my 1L grades could shape the career options that would be available to me in the future.

January 1, 2017
So Much to Learn

With the flurry of the holidays behind us, many consider early January a time for reflection. Growing up, I did not go through the usual exercise of adopting New Year’s resolutions. Rather, I was usually content to enjoy a bowl of black-eyed peas and catch a movie or two. I now realize, however, that it is important to reflect on where you have been, where you are currently, and where you hope to be in the future.

December 1, 2016
Outreach and Redemption

Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. The food, family, and fun make it such a special time. My wife and I are excited to begin building our own traditions with our daughter.

November 1, 2016
Opportunity and Gratitude

The fall is always a busy time for me personally and professionally.  The thought of the imminent
holiday season inevitably gives me a swift kick in the you know where as I push to move projects off my desk and prepare to celebrate with friends and family.

October 1, 2016
Building Something Together

As a lawyer, I have repeatedly reflected on the fact that I don’t really make anything. At the end of a long day at the office, I often do not have something tangible to show for all those hours at my desk thinking.

September 1, 2016
We Are Firsts

One of the Texas Young Lawyers Association’s signature projects for the 2016-2017 bar year is I Was the First. You Can Be a Lawyer Too!, a “pipeline” program that will feature a diverse group of first-generation lawyers who have made significant contributions to Texas and the nation.