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.

Awards 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 2023 Local Affiliate Awards of Achievement winners.

TYLA Grants

Each year the Texas Young Lawyers Association supports our TYLA affiliates by offering funding for local projects that support TYLA’s mission of service to the public and service to the bar.  We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity for the current fiscal year (June 2023 – May 2024). 

To apply, please fill out the form here: TYLA Grant Application Form.  Completed grant applications MUST BE RECEIVED by 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 18th.

Please email if you have any questions. 

We look forward to receiving your grant applications soon.

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Abilene Young Lawyers Association


Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association
Joe Hinton
(806) 358-8116
Amarillo, TX 

Arlington Young Lawyers Association

Austin Young Lawyers Association
Sarah Harp
Austin, TX 
(512) 936-0638

Debbie Kelly
712 W. 16th St.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 472-0279

Bell County Young Lawyers Association

Brazos Valley Young Lawyers Association

Cameron County Young Lawyers Association
Gus Elizondo
Brownsville, TX 
(956) 276-4630

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

Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association 
Nathan T. Burkett
Corpus Christi, TX 
(361) 883-8868

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

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Nicole Munoz Huschka
Dallas, TX  
(214) 939-2000

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

Denton County Young Lawyers Association
Kaitlyn Phillips
Denton, TX 

East Texas Young Lawyers Association

Ector County Young Lawyers Association

El Paso Young Lawyers Association
Andrea Crespo
El Paso, TX 

Fort Bend Young Lawyers Association
Michael Hanson
Richmond, TX

Fort Worth-Tarrant Young Lawyers Association
Elizabeth Haslam
Fort Worth, TX 

Kayla – Staff Office
1315 Calhoun
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 338-4092

Galveston Young Lawyers Association 

Grayson County Young Lawyers Association

Hays-Caldwell County Young Lawyers Association

Hidalgo County Young Lawyers Association
Christina Saldivar
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 289-2199

Houston Young Lawyers Association
Brittny M. Curry
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 274-6700

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

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

Laredo Young Lawyers Association

Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association
Michael Uryasz
Lubbock, TX

Midland County Young Lawyers Association

San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
Herbert Hill
San Antonio, TX
(210) 226-2182

Smith County Young Lawyers Association
Morgan Wood
Tyler, TX 75702
(214) 560-1057

Texarkana Young Lawyers Association
Dawson McGonagill
Texarkana, TX 
(903) 735-4800

Tom Green County Young Lawyers Association

Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association
Gavin Lane
Waco, TX 76798
(254) 752-9688