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Welcome to the HYLA website! What is HYLA? HYLA (otherwise known as the Houston Young Lawyers Association) is a specialty bar association. Our regular membership consists of attorneys who are 36 years of age and under as well as attorneys who are over 36 and are practicing law for five years or less. Our associate membership consists of law students, who are awaiting their bar results. Our membership spans all types of law practices: Large, medium, and small firms, in-house counsel, the non-profit sector, solo practitioners, and law students to name a few. HYLA is a fun, diverse organization that gives its membership an opportunity to experience more than just practicing law. It allows them to serve the community, socialize, network, and enjoy recreational activities. People join HYLA for a variety of reasons: to network, to make friends, to be leaders. We have something to offer everyone, if you want to be involved a little or a lot. Whatever your reason is for joining, we welcome you and hope you enjoy participating in our varied activities. It is a great way to show the legal field how dedicated you are to your chosen profession and that you would make a valuable employee. HYLA is a great outlet to help maintain a great balance and quality of life. To join HYLA, please click here for a membership application.

HYLA's Pocket Parts newsletter is back!





Please join HYLA and HYLF as they celebrate Law Day with a luncheon on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel, 1300 Lamar Street. The reception/check-in will begin at 11:30 a.m. To share a table with a state or federal judge, a firm may purchase a table for ten (nine guests, plus a judge) for $550 before April 14, 2014; $650 after April 14, 2014. Individual tickets are available for $80 each. This year's keynote speaker is Chief Justice Kem Thompson Frost of the 14th Court of Appeals. For more information on the Law Day Luncheon or to purchase a table, please contact Meredith Clark at or (713) 789-5112. Click here for the Law Day Luncheon reservation form. 

HYLA/HABLA LUNCHTIME AND AFTER WORK SPANISH CLASSES OFFERED! On Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting April 29, 2014, HYLA/HABLA will host all daytime Spanish classes at Norton Rose Fulbright, 1301 McKinney, 51st Floor. Discounted price of $275 for HYLA members; $300 for non-members. ADVANCED classes will be every Tuesday, April 29th to July 22nd from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. BEGINNERS-1 classes will be every Tuesday, April 29th to July 22nd from 12:05 p.m. to 1:05 p.m. BEGINNERS-2 classes will be every Thursday, May 1st to July 24th from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. INTERMEDIATE-1 classes will be every Thursday, May 1st to July 24th from 12:05 p.m. to 1:05 p.m. After work classes will be held every Tuesday, April 29th to June 1st from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 10500 Northwest Freeway, Suite 200 (77092). Click here to register!

HYLA invites newly-licensed attorneys and their families to attend the May Swearing-In Ceremony at the historical Harris County 1910 Courthouse located at 301 Fannin Street (77002) on May 14, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony. To attend the HYLA Swearing-In Ceremony, please send an email to and include the name you would like to appear on your certificate along with the number of people attending the ceremony with you. 

Coed softball season will start in mid-May. Games will be held on Tuesday nights at the Houston Sportsplex. If you would like to have a team, please email Earl Spencer at  



Planning Committee needed for HYLF Spring Fundraiser! Volunteers are needed to plan a spring fundraising event to benefit the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation (HYLF), the charitable arm of the HYLA. For more information, please email HYLA at  





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