Affiliates

Affiliate Resources

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TYLA Affiliate Awards

TYLA presents awards at its annual meeting for the outstanding non-lawyer, outstanding lawyer, and for local affiliate projects. Click the links below to view the past affiliate projects and to download application forms.

Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell Award is presented to a non-lawyer who is significantly engaged in community service that:

  • Promotes a better understanding of government, especially the Bill of Rights
  • Encourages greater respect for the law and the courts
  • Stimulates a deeper sense of individual responsibility, so that citizens recognize their duties and their rights
  • Contributes to the effective functioning of our institutions of government
  • Instills better understanding and appreciation of the law

Liberty Bell Nomination Form

Outstanding Young Lawyer

The Outstanding Young Lawyer Award is presented to a young lawyer with qualities including but not limited to:

  • Professional Proficiency
  • Service to the Profession
  • Service to the Community

Outstanding Young Lawyer Nomination Form

Outstanding Mentor Award

The Outstanding Mentor Award recognizes one attorney who has consistently demonstrated a commitment to mentoring young lawyers in his or her legal community.

Outstanding Mentor Information Packet
Outstanding Mentor Nomination Form

TYLA supports its affiliated young lawyer bar associations by providing funding to support local programs that further the purposes of TYLA and by recognizing outstanding effort and achievement through our award programs.

Click here to view the 2019 Local Affiliate Awards of Achievement winners.

Award Of Achievement

The Awards of Achievement Program provides TYLA affiliates the opportunity to submit their best projects for evaluation. This program is designed to encourage project development by recognizing the time, effort and skills expended by these affiliates in implementing public service and professional service projects in their communities.

TYLA Grants

TYLA supports its affiliated young lawyer bar associations by providing funding to support local programs that further the purposes of TYLA and by recognizing outstanding effort and achievement through our award programs.

The Local Affiliate grant program is available to those local bar associations who have affiliated with TYLA for programs implemented at the local level furthering TYLA’s purposes. These grants are primarily for new programs.

TYLA presents awards at its annual meeting for the outstanding non-lawyer, outstanding lawyer, and for local affiliate projects. Click the links below to view the past affiiliate projects and to download application forms.

For more information, please select the appropriate link below.

2019-2020 Local Affiliate Grants

Application and Guidelines
Report Form
Extension Request 

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Abilene Young Lawyers Association
Cory Clements
Abilene, TX 79604
(713) 828-2783
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/abilene

Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association
Thomas McMillian
Amarillo, TX 79101
(806) 378-9392
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/aayla

Arlington Young Lawyers Association
Jane Fowler 
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 560-1878
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/arlington/

Austin Young Lawyers Association
Sandy Bayne
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 923-2966

Website: affiliates.tyla.org/austin

Debbie Kelly
816 Congress, Suite 700
Austin, TX 78701
debbie@austinbar.org
(512) 472-0279
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/austin

Bell County Young Lawyers Association
Cassandra Gibson
Killeen, TX 76541
(254) 526-5688
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/bcyla

Brazos Valley Young Lawyers Association
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/bvyla

Cameron County Young Lawyers Association
Daniel Lopez
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 550-1345
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/cameron

Collin County Young Lawyers Association 
Neda Garrett
Richardson, Texas 75093
(972) 769-2727
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/collin

Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association 
David Henry
Corpus Christi, TX 78405
(361) 947-7002
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/corpus

Lisa Huerta – Staff Office
802 N. Carancahua, Suite 260
Corpus Christi, TX 78478
lhuerta@corpusbar.com
(361) 883-4022
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/corpus

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Charles Gearing
Dallas, TX 75202 
(214) 939-2000
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/Dayl

Cherie Harris – Staff Office
2101 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201
cherieh@dayl.com
(214) 220-7420
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/Dayl

Denton County Young Lawyers Association
Jenny Yates
Denton, TX 76210
(940) 891-4800
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/gdcyla

East Texas Young Lawyers Association
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/etyla

Ector County Young Lawyers Association
Gavin Norris

Website: affiliates.tyla.org/ecyla

El Paso Young Lawyers Association
Daisy Chaparro
El Paso, TX 79902
(915) 308-1000
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/epyla

Fort Bend Young Lawyers Association
Colleen Migl
Richmond, TX 77479
(713) 828-2783
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/fbcyla

Fort Worth-Tarrant Young Lawyers Association 
Rob Henry
Fort Worth, TX 76107(817) 877-3303

Megan Cooley – Staff Office
1315 Calhoun
Fort Worth, TX 76102
megan@tarrantbar.org
(817) 338-4092
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/fwtcyla

Galveston Young Lawyers Association 
Elizabeth McDonnell
Galveston, TX 77550
(404) 368-8097
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/gyla

Grayson County Young Lawyers Association
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/gcyla

Hays-Caldwell County Young Lawyers Association
Doug Glenn Montgomery
(512) 337-2228

Hidalgo County Young Lawyers Association
Lauren Sepulveda
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 373-3189
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/hcyla

Houston Young Lawyers Association
Samantha Torres
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 650-1313
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/hyla

Lucy Fisher Cain, Staff Office
P.O. Box 61208
Houston, TX 77008-1207
hyla@hyla.org
(713) 224-4952
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/hyla

Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association
Tara Shelander
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 833-2165
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/jcyla

Bonnie Dean, Staff Office
1001 Pearl, Room 202
Beaumont, TX 77701
director@jcba.org
(409) 835-8647
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/jcyla

Laredo Young Lawyers Association
Roy Soto
Laredo, TX 
(956) 523-4102
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/lyla

Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association
Kayla Wimberley
Lubbock, TX 79409
(806) 834-3412
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/lcyla

Midland County Young Lawyers Association
Kyle McCardle
Midland, TX 79701
(432) 688-4446
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/mcyla

San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
Chris Mazzola
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 490-4357
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/sayla

Smith County Young Lawyers Association
Nolan Smith
Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 630-7118
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/scyla

Texarkana Young Lawyers Association
Randy Roeser
Texarkana, TX 75503
(903) 255-1011
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/texarkana

Tom Green County Young Lawyers Association
SaraNeil Stribling
San Angelo, TX 76903
(325) 653-6866
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/tgcyla

Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association
Stephen Rispoli
Waco, TX 76798
(254) 710-3927
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/wmcyla