President's Opinion

 

Sam Houston
President, Texas Young Lawyers Association

 

September 1, 2016
We Are Firsts

One of the Texas Young Lawyers Association’s signature projects for the 2016-2017 bar year is I Was the First. You Can Be a Lawyer Too!, a “pipeline” program that will feature a diverse group of first-generation lawyers who have made significant contributions to Texas and the nation.

July 1, 2016
Coming Together

Among the Texas Young Lawyers Association’s many charges is to support and partner with local young lawyer affiliates around the state. The bulk of that work is done through our Local Affiliates Committee and at the annual Bar Leaders Conference, which this year takes place July 15-16 in Houston.

June 1, 2016
Your View

Don't lose perspective. At a CLE presentation last week, a panelist reminded the audience that an effective trial lawyer should be mindful of the big picture when approaching his or her case. The panelist asserted that too often lawyers get caught up in details that have nothing to do with proving the essential elements of a claim or defense. As an appellate lawyer, I could not agree more. My former supervisors always cautioned me to “stay out of the weeds.”

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