Officer & Director Elections


Rules and Guidelines Governing HYLA Elections for the 2020-2021 Bar Year

(June 1, 2020 – May 31, 20201

These rules govern the election of the Board of Directors and Officers of the Houston Young Lawyers Association (“HYLA”) for the 2019-2020 bar year. Candidates may run for the following elected positions:

  • Nine (9) elected Board of Director positions;
  • Treasurer;
  • Secretary; and
  • President-Elect

*To be nominated as President-Elect, Secretary, or Treasurer, a candidate must either (i) currently serve as a Director or as the Secretary or Treasurer, or (ii) within the past two years have served at least one full term in such office; provided, however, with the unanimous written consent of the Board of Directors, such requirements may be waived but only on a candidate-by-candidate basis.

**To obtain a petition, candidates must e-mail HYLA President-Elect Krisina Zuniga , with their name and desired position.


Mandatory Information Sessionsall sessions to occur at the law offices of Locke Lord LLP

  • Thursday, March 3 at 6:00 p.m.

Election Related Deadlines:

Election-Related Deadlines:

• Wednesday, March 18 at 6:00 p.m.—Petitions with 15 signatures & signed acknowledgment due

• Wednesday, March 18 at 11:59 p.m.—Candidate bios & photographs due

• Wednesday, April 1 at 10:00 a.m.—Electronic voting begins

• Wednesday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m.—Electronic voting ends

• Saturday, June 20 at 10:00 a.m. – Mandatory board retreat