TYLA Projects

Educating Educators
Educating Educators
Driving Distracted
Driving Distracted

Recognizing the importance of safe driving practices, municipalities throughout Texas have passed ordinances emphasizing the importance of safe driving practices and often penalizing those who choose to drive distracted.  The TYLA JustDrive Campaign encourages teenagers and young adults to put their mobile devices down while driving and to avoid other distractions on the road!

Justice 101
Justice 101

Justice 101 was designed as a tool for attorneys to educate clients who are new to the litigation process. This 20-minute video explains the steps of the litigation process, from pleadings to trials to alternative dispute resolution. It also introduces important concepts such as the attorney-client privilege and the need for candor between lawyer and client.

March 1, 2016
Breaking the Silence
Breaking the Silence - A path to mental health

A Path to Mental Health

Topics include: Impact of Unemployment, Anxiety, Coping with Death, Mental Health/Disability, Bullying Trauma, Eating Disorders, First Responders, and more.

Bigger Than Bullies
Bigger Than Bullies
Vote America
Vote America

Today, every adult American citizen regardless of race, gender, religion or socio-economic background has the opportunity to vote. The dreams of our founding fathers, propounded by action, gave us the right to change, the right to be heard, and the right to vote. However, this was not always so.

Slavery Out of the Shadows
Slavery Out of the Shadows: Spotlight on Human Trafficking

Slavery Out of the Shadows: Spotlight on Human Trafficking seeks to build awareness of human trafficking, a global epidemic affecting the lives of tens of thousands of victims within our own borders.

August 1, 2016
Probate Passport
Probate Passport

“Texas Probate Passport” has been prepared to inform the public regarding: (1) what happens legally to the property of a person when he or she dies with a will or without a will (see tab entitled “To Will or Not to Will”); and (2) how the probate process works (see tab entitled “Probate in Texas”). The “Checklists” tab provides lists to assist in preparing a will, and in preparing for probate. The Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) seeks to make Texas residents aware of how the law (the Texas Probate Code) affects them and their families. This handbook is not a substitute for the advice of a lawyer, but instead is designed to assist Texans in learning about their legal rights.