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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!



Bar Relief Party!

July 31, 2014
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

BlackFinn American Grille
1910 Bagby St.

This event is free for HYLA members;

$20 at the door for non-members



July 1 - Marketing Committee Meeting. 6 p.m. Batanga, 908 Congress St. The Marketing Committee is holding a meeting to work on promoting HYLA. From branding to benefits, the committee is looking for young lawyers who can bring strong ideas to the table. For more information about the Marketing Committee, please contact Sophia Lauricella at

July 2 - Membership Committee Meeting. 12 noon, Winstead PC, 600 Travis, 11th Floor.  HYLA is looking for people who are interested in helping the HYLA membership grow. The membership committee will hold its first meeting of the bar year to exchange ideas in achieving this goal. For more information on the Membership Committee, please contact James Lloyd at

July 15 - Arts and Entertainment Committee Meeting. 6:30 p.m., BlackFinn American Grille, 1910 Bagby St.  The Arts and Entertainment Committee, commonly known as A&E, is one of HYLA's most prolific committees as they are in charge of organizing HYLA's happy hours. This year, A&E would like to expand its social engagements by adding ticket events to professional sporting events, theatre performances, etc. to the list of fun activities HYLA puts on. If you would like to help organize these types of events, then be sure to attend this meeting! For more information, about A&E, please contact Arthur Bryan, II at

July 24 - Lunch With the Board. 12 noon, Berryhill's, 1717 Post Oak Blvd. (Post Oak and San Felipe). The HYLA Board is excited about connecting with its members and will continue the lunches throughout the year in either the downtown or Galleria area. Don't lose the art of lunch. It's a great way to meet new people and establish contacts.

July 30 - HYLA Committee Chair Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Maggiano's, 2019 Post Oak Blvd. If you are interested in chairing or joining one of HYLA's many exciting committees or would like to start one of your own, we hope you will join us for the Committee Chair Luncheon. It will be a great opportunity to learn about leadership roles within HYLA. If you are interested in attending the luncheon, please respond to Kim Diepraam at 





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