HYLF Programs

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HYLF Adopt an Angel

HYLF’s annual Adopt an Angel program is one of the organization’s touchstone events. It rallies the Houston legal community to meet the needs and provide gifts to some of Houston’s neediest children. Working with local elementary schools and charities, HYLF coordinates the donation of gifts—bikes, toys, clothing, and school supplies—purchased by attorneys and employees at 65 Houston law firms and legal departments for more than 2,200 children. HYLF collects the gifts and delivers them to the schools and charities, even providing Santa Claus to hand out the gifts!

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HYLF Charity Poker Tournament

Please join us on Thursday, February 27, 2020 for HYLF’s 4th Annual Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament at True Anomaly Brewing Co., 2012 Dallas Street. Guests will enjoy tournament-style Texas Hold 'Em with professional dealers, great food, and of course, delicious beverages! Black Jack tables will also be available.

All are welcome.

An array of door prizes will be given out during the evening.

All proceeds will benefit HYLF's grant program. Each year, HYLF distributes over $50,000 in grants to various nonprofits in the Greater Houston area.



HYLF Fun Run

Participants, volunteers, donors, sponsors, and friends of the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation 2019 5-K Fun Run/Walk,

The run will be at Sam Houston Park on Saturday, August 24, 2019


Registration fees and sponsorship donations are non-refundable, but know that all net proceeds benefit Change Happens! and the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation grant recipients. We are grateful for your donation, support of, and commitment...


HYLF Golf Tournament

For over 25 years the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation has hosted a charity golf tournament during the month of October. The golf tournament is a great opportunity to get out of the office for an afternoon and spend time with other lawyers, judges, bankers, vendors and companies that are actively involved in the Houston legal community. In addition to a round of golf at one of Houston’s nicest public courses, your entry fee also includes lunch before the tournament starts, on-course drinks and snacks, and a dinner-style awards ceremony after the tournament concludes.



CANCELLED - HYLF Law Day Luncheon

Please join us for the Annual Law Day Luncheon on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Marriott Marquis Houston, 1777 Walker Street, Houston, Texas 77010, from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. This year's theme: "Your Vote • Your Voice • Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100"

Recipients of the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Houston Award, and the Liberty Bell Award will be announced.

In addition, the HBA's Law Day Poster, Photography and Essay contest winners will also be honored.

If you have any questions, please contact the Law Day Committee Co-Chairs:...


HYLF Read to Succeed

The HYLF Read to Succeed program is at David G. Burnet Elementary School (HISD). For approximately one hour, every-other-Friday during the school year, HYLA volunteers come to the school to read to the five third-grade classrooms. The goal of the program is to help young students understand the importance of reading and how reading is imperative to success in school and in life.

If a student cannot read on grade level by the third grade, the likelihood of a high school graduation is greatly diminished. For this reason, HYLF created this reading initiative,...


HYLF Wine Tasting Event

The Houston Young Lawyer’s Foundation and Houston Young Lawyer’s Association teamed up to host a new event benefiting the HYLF Grant Program and Houston Volunteer Lawyer’s Play Center.

The inaugural Uncorked wine event was held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6:30 PM at One Park Place. At the event, participants sipped on a variety of wines, from Cast Iron Winery, Michael David Winery, and champagne provided by Freixenet Moinetto. The Honorable Justice Brett Busby was honored for his dedication to HYLF.

The event generated over $2500, with the proceeds benefiting the HYLF...