Awards

HYLA Award Nominations due March 23rd at 5 PM for Outstanding Young Lawyer, Outstanding Mentor, and Liberty Bell Award

HYLA is seeking nominations for: (1) The Outstanding Young Lawyer Award; (2) The Outstanding Mentor Award; and (3) The Liberty Bell Award. The nominations are due to HYLA on Thursday, March 23th at 5 PM. We invite you to help honor the members of your community. Then the nominating committee for each award will make a recommendation that will be voted on by the HYLA Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting on March 28th. The HYLA Board of Directors will vote and submit the three Houston award winners to Texas Young Lawyers Association ("TYLA") for consideration at the state-wide level. In addition, the HYLA award winners will be recognized at the Law Day Luncheon on April 24th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

  • Outstanding Young Lawyer - recognizes one young lawyer who has demonstrated professional proficiency, service to the profession, and service to the community. Please submit your Outstanding Young Lawyer nominations to Samantha Torres and Lucy Cain.
  • Liberty Bell Award - recognizes one outstanding non-lawyer in Texas who has made the most selfless contribution to his or her community to strengthen the effectiveness of the American system of Justice by instilling better understanding and appreciation of the law. Please submit your Liberty Bell Award nominations to Whitney Larkin and Lucy Cain.
  • Outstanding Mentor Award - recognizes one attorney who has consistently demonstrated a commitment to mentoring young lawyers in his or her legal community. Please submit your Outstanding Mentor Award nominations to Krisina Zuniga and Lucy Cain.

2016 Law Day Awards

  • President's Award - Lauren Brogdon; Paul LeBlanc, Jr.; & Veronica Montemayor
  • Outstanding Committee Chair - Michelle Gray; Madison Hagopian; & Samantha Torres
  • Outstanding Mentor - Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer - Katy Boatman (TYLA & ABA Recipient)
  • Liberty Bell Award - Charmaine LeBlanc

2015 Law Day Awards

  • President's Award for Outstanding Service to HYLA: Kim Zindler Diepraam
  • President's Award - Lauren Brogdon; Brittany Ringel
  • Outstanding Committee Chair - Arthur Bryan, II; Darren Lindamood; Leah Buenik
  • Outstanding Mentor - Justice Brett Busby
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer - Kristin Kruse
  • Liberty Bell Award - Executive Assistant Chief of Police George T. Buenik, Jr

2016 Texas Young Lawyers Association Awards of Achievement (Large City)

  • Comprehensive - 1st place
  • Newsletter - 2nd place
  • Service to the Bar - 1st place (HYLA CLE Programming)
  • Service to the Public- 2nd place (Lean In to Law)
  • Diversity Project - 1st place (Diversity Speed Mentoring & Networking Event)

2015 Texas Young Lawyers Association Awards of Achievement (Large City)

  • Comprehensive - 2nd place
  • Newsletter - 2nd place
  • Service to the Bar - 3rd place (for Energy Counsel Committee)
  • Service to the Public - 3rd place (for Urban Debate League Committee Silent Auction)
  • Minority Project - 1st place (Speed Mentoring for Women Law Students: Preparing for Your Future Now)

2015-2016 American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Awards of Achievement (Division 1C)

  • Comprehensive - 1st place
  • Newsletter - 2nd Place
  • Diversity - Special Recognition (Diversity Speed Mentoring & Networking Event)
  • Service to the Public - 2nd Place (Lean In to Law)
  • Service to the Bar - 1st Place (HYLA CLE Programming)

2014-2015 American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Awards of Achievement (Division 2B)

  • Comprehensive - Special Recognition
  • Newsletter - 1st place
  • Diversity - 1st place (Speed Mentoring for Women Law Students: Preparing for Your Future Now)
  • Service to the Public - 1st place (Urban Debate League Committee Silent Auction)
  • Service to the Bar - Special Recognition (Energy Counsel Committee)