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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 Information Packet

Liberty Bell – NEW APPLICATION 2022

LB 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 – NEW APPLICATION 2022

OYL 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 – NEW APPLICATION 2022
OM 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.

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.

Click here to view the 2022 Local Affiliate Awards of Achievement winners.

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 affiliate projects and to download application forms.

For more information, please select the appropriate link below.

2022-2023 Local Affiliate Grants

Application and Guidelines
Report Form
Extension Request

Affiliate Directory

View the Map of TYLA Districts (last ratified 1996-1997).

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Abilene Young Lawyers Association
Kelsey Huddleston
Abilene, TX 79602
(325) 674-1261

Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association
Alysia Brianna Cordova
Amarillo, TX 79101
(806) 372-5050

Arlington Young Lawyers Association
Inactive

Austin Young Lawyers Association
Blair J. Leake
Austin, TX
(865) 250-1927

Debbie Kelly
816 Congress, Suite 700
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 472-0279
Website: Austin Young Lawyers Association

Bell County Young Lawyers Association
Chance Counts
Killeen, TX
(254) 526-5688

Brazos Valley Young Lawyers Association
Inactive

Cameron County Young Lawyers Association
Daniel Nemecio Lopez
Brownsville, TX 78586
(956) 550-1345

Collin County Young Lawyers Association
Ryan D. Marrone
Plano, Texas 75093
(972) 378-9111

Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association 
Cassandra Bonilla
Corpus Christi, TX

Lisa Huerta – Staff Office
802 N. Carancahua, Suite 260
Corpus Christi, TX 78478
(361) 883-4022

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Andy Jones
Dallas, TX 75202
(888) 468-8844
Website: Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Cherie Harris – Staff Office
2101 Ross Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 220-7420

Denton County Young Lawyers Association
Ali Horton
Denton, TX 76209
(940) 349-2704

East Texas Young Lawyers Association
Inactive

Ector County Young Lawyers Association
Inactive

El Paso Young Lawyers Association
Cris Estrada
El Paso, TX 79912
(915) 532-2442

Fort Bend Young Lawyers Association
Colleen Migl
Richmond, TX 77479
(713) 828-2783

Galveston Young Lawyers Association 
Lee Mencacci
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 763-2481

Grayson County Young Lawyers Association
Inactive

Hays-Caldwell County Young Lawyers Association
Inactive

Hidalgo County Young Lawyers Association
Christina Saldivar
Mission, TX 78573
(956) 877-0318

Houston Young Lawyers Association
Kelly Hanen
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 229-1628
Website: Houston Young Lawyers Association

Lucy Fisher Cain, Staff Office
P.O. Box 61208
Houston, TX 77008-1207
(713) 224-4952

Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association
Brittanie Holmes
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 832-6041
Website: Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association

Bonnie Dean, Staff Office
1001 Pearl, Room 202
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 835-8647

Laredo Young Lawyers Association
Need Update

Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association
Neal Wayne Spradlin
Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 744-4878

Midland County Young Lawyers Association
Russell Shrauner
Midland, TX 79705
(432) 247-6691

San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
Zack Zurek
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 978-7700
Website: San Antonio Young Lawyers Association

Smith County Young Lawyers Association
Archer Ramey
Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 597-3301

Tarrant Young Lawyers Association
Brian Singleterry
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 850-6670

Megan Cooley – Staff Office
1315 Calhoun
Fort Worth, TX 76102
megan@tarrantbar.org
(817) 338-4092
Website: Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association

Texarkana Young Lawyers Association
Cole Riddell
Texarkana, TX 75503
(903) 255-1000

Tom Green County Young Lawyers Association
Need Update

Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association
Gavin Lane
Waco, TX 76710
(254) 752-9688