As a part of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) takes its responsibility to the general public in Texas very seriously. In this section you will find pamphlets, videos, and other materials addressing timely legal topics.
PLEASE NOTE: These resources offer introductory information about legal topics, but cannot substitute for the advice of a lawyer. If you do not know a lawyer in your area, we recommend you contact the State Bar of Texas to find out about referral services in your area.
This project answers questions about changes to Texas and federal laws in 2019 and 2021 regarding animal abuse.
The Colorful Voices coloring book focuses on educating children on what to expect/what happens when they become involved with a children’s advocacy center.
A guide to involuntary commitment legal procedures. In the mental health community, involuntary commitment is considered a “last resort” option. It is the use of legal means to commit a person to a mental hospital or psychiatric ward against their will or over their protests.
Protective orders are civil court orders designed to cease acts of violence, threatening, harassing, or stalking by abusers. The Ending the Violence pamphlet discusses the basics on eligibility for a protective order, the procedure for obtaining a protective order, and the manner in which a protective order operates in Texas.
If your child’s school district has closed due to a natural disaster, your child can enroll in school elsewhere.
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If you do not see any materials regarding a legal issue of interest to you, please contact us to let us know.