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 2015-2016 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.

2018-2019 Local Affiliate Grants

Application Form
Report Form
Extension Request Form

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Abilene Young Lawyers Association
Cory Clements
PO Box 2161
Abilene, TX 79604
(713) 828-2783
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/abilene

Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association
Courtney White
509 SE 7th Ave Rm 303
Amarillo, TX 79101
(806) 378-4249
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/aayla

Arlington Young Lawyers Association
Jane Fowler
4420 West Vickery Blvd. Ste. 102
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 560-1878
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/arlington/

Austin Young Lawyers Association
Jorge Padilla
100 Congress Ave Ste 700
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 236-2044
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
Ashley Clapper
603 North 8th St
Killeen, TX 76541
(254) 526-4523
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/bcyla

Brazos Valley Young Lawyers Association
Joseph Briers
College Station, TX
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/bvyla

Cameron County Young Lawyers Association
Omar Saenz
1201 E Van Buren St.
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 542-7441
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/cameron

Collin County Young Lawyers Association 
Stephanie L. Wooley
1701 North Collins Blvd
Richardson, Texas 75080
(972) 644-8181
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/collin

Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association 
Bill Bonilla
PO Box 5488
Corpus Christi, TX 78465
(361) 881-1000
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
901 Main Street Ste 3400
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
Thomas Little
512 West Hickory St., Ste 100
Denton, TX 76201
(940) 387-3518
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
Monica L. Perez
P.O. Box 1977 
El Paso, TX 79999
(915) 532-2000
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/epyla

Fort Bend Young Lawyers Association
Brittany W. Cope
206 South 2nd St.
Richmond, TX 77469
(281) 341-0077
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/fbcyla

Fort Worth-Tarrant Young Lawyers Association 
Kat Hopkins
201 Main St Ste 2500
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 878-9377

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

Galveston Young Lawyers Association 
Elizabeth McDonnell
2228 Mechanic Suite 400
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
JJ Wells
(830) 875-3492

Hidalgo County Young Lawyers Association
Peyton Kampas
506 E Dove Ave
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 009-9170
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/hcyla

Houston Young Lawyers Association
John D. Furlow
609 Main St. Ste 100
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 836-3390
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
245 N 4th St.
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
Eliott Nixon
4411 98th St Ste 107
Lubbock, TX 79424
(806) 762-5281
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/lcyla

Midland County Young Lawyers Association
Ada Nwaneri
500 N Loraine St Ste 200
Midland, TX 79701
(432) 688-4436
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/mcyla

San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
Bonnie Kirkland
112 E Pecan St. Ste 1800
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 554-5545
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/sayla

Smith County Young Lawyers Association
Christina Davis
400 S. Broadway Ave Ste 102
Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 533-1005
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/scyla

Texarkana Young Lawyers Association
Randy Roeser
6500 Summerhill Rd Ste 100
Texarkana, TX 75503
(903) 255-1011
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/texarkana

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

Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association
Stephen Rispoli
1 Bear Pl Unit 97288
Waco, TX 76798
(254) 710-3927
Website: affiliates.tyla.org/wmcyla