Leadership Academy

Developing Young Lawyers Today for Leadership Tomorrow

The mission of HYLA's 2019–2020 Leadership Academy (the "Academy") is to prepare young attorneys for leadership roles in HYLA and other organizations through a service-oriented leadership training program.

During the tenure of the Academy, members will have the chance to practice and develop their leadership skills while working together to develop and execute a service project designed to leave a lasting impact on both the Academy members and the community.

Applicants are selected based on several criteria including (1) leadership skills, abilities, and potential; (2) achievements and accomplishments; and (3) community and bar involvement. Each person invited to become a member of the Academy will be required to pay an entry fee of $200, which will cover the cost of the luncheons and various other programs.

Applications are due Friday, November 1, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Applications can be emailed to kharrington@foley.com

HYLA’s 2019-2020 Leadership Academy Class begins with a happy hour on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 5:30 p.m., and a mandatory retreat on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Regular meetings are also mandatory and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following Thursdays:

  • December 12, 2019
  • January 9, 2020
  • February 6, 2020
  • March 5, 2020
  • April 9, 2020

Lunch will be provided.

The retreat and regular meetings will be held at Yetter Coleman LLP, 811 S Main St, Suite 4100, Houston, Texas 77002.

Applications for the 2019-2020 Leadership Academy are due on Friday, November 1, 2019. (Application below)

For more information or to submit your application (PDF format only) please contact:

Katie Harrington

Foley Gardere LLP



Daniella Martinez

Baker Hostetler, LLP



Robert Woods, HYLA Leadership Academy Co-Chair

Yetter Coleman LLP

(713) 632-8000


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