Editor's Column

Editor's Column

Happy New Year! The beginning of a New Year inevitably brings the mantra “New Year, New Me” to mind. We start the year with hopeful ambitions of self-improvement, professional goals to increase productivity, and plans to check a few items off the bucket list in the next 12 months. We plan all of this as we promise to sleep eight hours a night, drink more water, save more, volunteer more, and exercise like we have been promising to do since the last time our pants felt a little snug. I hope this issue of TYLA eNews will give you a few tips to help you all meet your 2017 resolutions.

This issue of eNews features stories for current opportunities to improve both your practice and the community. Cade Lovelace, a partner in Lovelace Killen, PLLC, discusses the importance of community service. TYLA has begun the project “I was the First. You Can Be a Lawyer Too!” to highlight accomplishments of first-generation lawyers in order to make the profession more accessible to those considering a career in law. Next, Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association showcases a local project, providing clothes to the indigent. Dallas Association of Young Lawyers provides tips on how to defend against a Rule 202 Petition. Tennessee Walker, an attorney with Patterson Law Group, discusses the legal implications of self-driving cars. We also have our regular ABA: Young Lawyer Division update and an article on the Billable Hours of a Law Student by Henry Keculah, Jr.   

Enjoy this edition of TYLA’s eNews and good luck on those New Year’s resolutions!

Ryan E. Scharar, JD, CPA is an attorney with Scharar Law Firm, PC in Fort Worth. He can be reached at ryan@scharartax.com.

Views and opinions expressed in eNews are those of their authors and not necessarily those of the Texas Young Lawyers Association or the State Bar of Texas.

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