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WELCOME TO HYLA
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.

We've gone green!
The HYLA Newsletter will be emailed every other week! Past issues will be posted soon!

EVENTS

 

COMMITTEE NEWS

HYLA MARCH HAPPY HOUR
Art lovers won't want to miss this Final Thursday. March's Happy Hour will be on Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, 5601 Main St., Houston, Texas  77005. This event is free for HYLA members.

HYLA SPRING SCOUT MERIT BADGE FAIR
Volunteers are needed to teach at the Spring Boy Scout Merit Badge Fair which will be held on March 28, 2015 at St. Thomas Episcopal High School, 4900 Jackwood St., Houston, Texas 77096 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Volunteers can teach a three-hour class on various topics such as communications, citizenship, public speaking, wood carving, golf and law. No scouting experience is necessary. If you are interested in teaching, please contact Denis Potvin at dpotvin@olsonllp.com or (713) 533-3954.

HYLA ENERGY COUNSEL PANEL DISCUSSION
The HYLA Energy Counsel Committee will host a panel discussion entitled "Surviving the Ups and Downs of the Oil and Gas Industry as a Young Lawyer" on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the offices of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P., 1300 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 2500 (77056). Panelists practicing in different sectors of the oil and gas industry will discuss their experiences and lessons learned in both positive and negative economic climates. The focus of the discussion will be developing and sustaining a practice as a young attorney in such a volatile industry, with advice from both in-house and outside counsel. Panelists include Brian Boyle, a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Stacy Myers, Senior Attorney at Enbridge Energy Company, Inc., Charles Jason Rother, Senior Counsel  - Commercial Litigation at ConocoPhillips Company, and Forrest Wynn, a junior partner at Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P. 

HYLA SPRING EVENT - CRAWFISH BOIL
Join HYLA for a fun-filled afternoon at Lucky's Pub, 2520 Houston Ave. (77009). Click here to purchase your tickets today! 

HYLA CLE: MY OTHER HOMETOWN 
If you would like to attend this CLE on Friday, April 17th, RSVP to Brittany Ringel at brittany.ringel@siemens.com.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ANNUAL SCOUT FAIR 2015
Please join local culinary experts, Sam Houston Area Boy Scouts, and the HYLA Scouting Committee to help judge booths at Scout Fair 2015. The Scout Fair will be held on April 18, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Reliant Arena. Judging begins at 11:30 a.m. This event is extremely family-friendly. A catered lunch will be provided for all volunteers and their families. For more information, please contact Denis Potvin at dpotvin@olsonllp.com or (713) 533-3954.  

HYLA SWEARING-IN CEREMONY
HYLA will host a Swearing-In Ceremony for newly-graduating law students. If you aren't able to attend in Austin, we hope you will join us at the 1910 Courthouse, 301 Fannin (77002), on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. If you would like to attend, please contact George Edwards at george.edwards@edwardscounsel.com and let him know how many will be in your party and how you want your name written on your oath. Family is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be provided and a photographer will be there to get a picture of you and your guests. Justice Brett Busby of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals will be the keynote speaker and will swear everyone in. 

HYLA MAY HAPPY HOUR
Come out and meet new people at the May Final Thursday. It will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Yellow Rose Distilling, 1224 North Post Oak Rd., #100, Houston, Texas  77055. This event has been generously sponsored by Frost Bank. Free for HYLA members.

 

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