TYLA launches Shero, Young Gunners podcasts

By: Adam Faderewski

Shero Podcast

The Texas Young Lawyers Association, or TYLA, launched the Shero Podcast, its first foray into podcasting, with the first episode dropping on October 3.

Shero is inspired by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers’ Continuing the Conversation and features discussions with female attorneys who have served as an inspiration, or “shero,” for women practicing law.

“This podcast is meant to serve as a platform for these sheroes to share their experiences and their advice on a broader spectrum and allow for other female attorneys to be inspired by their advice and experiences,” said TYLA President Sally Pretorius in her President’s Page column in the November 2018 issue of the Texas Bar Journal.

The first episode took an in-depth look at what a shero is and featured Pretorius, TYLA Immediate Past President Baili Rhodes, TYLA Vice President Britney Harrison, and TYLA Chair-elect Courtney Barksdale Perez. The panel discussed their personal sheroes and some of the challenges they have faced as female attorneys.

The second episode, released October 17, is a discussion with retired Justice Linda Yañez, the first Latina on the Texas Court of Appeals. She served on the 13th Court of Appeals in El Paso from 1993 to 2010. Other episodes have featured guests including former State Bar President Lisa Tatum, Jane Bockus, Justice Elizabeth Lang Miers, and Lorena Perez McGill.

The Shero Podcast can be downloaded on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Young Gunners Podcast

Young Gunners is a new podcast from TYLA that discusses practical tips and challenges that new attorneys face.

The podcast, first released on October 23, has released 14 episodes so far, with new episodes dropping every Tuesday.

Episodes feature TYLA directors talking with experienced attorneys about topics including demand letters, going to court, the basics of oil and gas law, social media, mergers and acquisitions, and work/life balance.

Topics currently featured on the podcast include drafting effective (and ethical) demand letters, effective use of objections in court, social media, cross-border transactions, going to court, and getting evidence admitted before a jury.

Young Gunners episodes are available for download on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Adam M. Faderewski is the associate editor of the Texas Bar Journal. Adam graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers in central and western Pennsylvania.