Resources: General Public

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.

Know Your FEMA Rights

Know Your FEMA Rights

This guide is helpful for understanding why FEMA exists, how FEMA can help you, and how to apply for FEMA aid.  If you have sustained damage or loss because of Hurricane Harvey in a declared disaster area, you should apply for FEMA Aid.

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Lost Documents During A Disaster

When disaster happens, making sure your loved ones are safe and protected is your number one priority. Dealing with the aftermath
often involves having to replace necessary documents. This guide is intended to be an abbreviated checklist to help you obtain
replacements of some of those necessary documents.

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Manual De Divorcio Pro Se

Producido y distribuido como servicio público por la Asociación de Abogados Jóvenes de Texas y el Colegio de Abogados del Estado de Texas

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Not A Victim

This website provides access to important information for survivors, family & friends of survivors, and those accused of sexual assault.

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Privilege 101

Privilege 101

This guide was created to serve as an overview for attorneys, clients, spouses, clergy, and health professionals on legal confidentiality and privilege rights and obligations prepared by the Texas Young Lawyers Association.

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Professional Etiquette

Professional Etiquette

Professional etiquette is present in an individual’s work life, including introductions, meetings, communications, and dining situations. This guide will help you build valuable skills giving you a significant advantage in a business setting.

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Shero – Podcast

A podcast celebrating women in the legal profession focusing on Sheroes and the issues and challenges that face women in the law.

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Teach Safe. Learn Safe. Be Safe.

A website designed to give educators, parents, and students an overview of laws that apply to school systems such as bullying, fighting, sexual misconduct, and answers to frequently asked legal questions.

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The Little Voice

If you suspect child abuse, it is your duty under the law to report it. Learn the signs of abuse and how to report it.

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If you find one of these resources helpful to you in dealing with legal issues in your life, please give us feedback and share your story with us.

If you do not see any materials regarding a legal issue of interest to you, please contact us to let us know.