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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.

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Make the month of October "Donate a Stuffed Animal Month" at your workplace. National Adoption Day takes place each November at the Harris County Juvenile District Courthouse. More than 100 families will congregate there to sign the adoption papers and welcome their son(s) and/or daughter(s) to their new homes. HYLA will collect stuffed animals to distribute to each adopted child and their new siblings. If you would like to help out by setting up a collection box at your firm, company, or even your office building, please contact Aysegul Williams at HYLA and the Adoption Day coordinators will come to YOU to pick up the stuffed animals around the beginning of November. This project has been made possible through a generous grant from the Texas Young Lawyers Association

Test your skeet shooting skills as HYLA will host a Fall Skeet Shooting Day on November 8, 2014. Everyone is invited regardless of their skill level. Registrants will be divided into four groups, and each group will be accompanied by a certified shooting instructor on a ten station sporting clay course. This fun sporting event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at American Shooting Centers, 16500 Westheimer Parkway (77082). Enjoy a fun day on the range. The registration fee is $125.00 which includes  lunch catered by Gatlin's BBQ, two boxes of shells, instructor, and the opportunity to participate in a raffle. Additionally, a limited number of shotguns are available for use for those who did not bring their own gun. Click here to save your spot! RSVP is required by November 5, 2014. 

HYLA invites newly-licensed attorneys and their families to attend the November Swearing-In Ceremony at the historical Harris County 1910 Courthouse located at 301 Fannin St. (77002) on November 18, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the ceremony. If you would like to attend the HYLA Swearing-In Ceremony, RSVP to and include the name you would like to appear on your certificate along with the number of people attending the ceremony with you. 

HYLA's Leadership Academy prepares young attorneys for leadership roles in HYLA as well as other organizations. Class members learn from community leaders, experts in the field of communication, negotiation and other areas critical to developing leadership skills. The Leadership Academy will meet monthly beginning in January and ending in April. A mandatory retreat will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost of the Leadership Academy is $200.00 which will cover the cost of the luncheons, program services, and materials provided to each member. If you would like to be part of this year's Leadership class, please click here for the application. Completed applications are due on December 1, 2014. E-mail (in PDF format) or fax your completed application to: Julie Stephenson (jstephenson@winstead.comFax: 713.650.2400) or Brian Teaff (brian.teaff@bgllp.comFax: 713.221.1221). 






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