TYLA Officers


Rebekah Steely Brooker, President


Dustin M. Howell, Chair


Sam Houston, Vice President


Baili B. Rhodes, Secretary


John W. Shaw, Treasurer


C. Barrett Thomas, President-elect


Priscilla D. Camacho, Chair-elect


Kristy Blanchard, Immediate Past President

TYLA Directors


Amanda A. Abraham, District 1


Sharesa Y. Alexander, Minority At-Large Director


Raymond J. Baeza, District 14

    Aaron J. Burke, District 5, Place 1

Aaron T. Capps, District 5, Place 2


D. Lance Currie, District 5, Place 3


Laura W. Docker, District 10, Place 1

    Andrew Dornburg, District 21
    John W. Ellis, District 8, Place 2
    Zeke Fortenberry, District 4

Bill Gardner, District 5, Place 4


Morgan L. Gaskin, District 6, Place 5

    Nick Guinn, District 18, Place 1

Adam C. Harden, District 6, Place 6


Amber L. James, District 17


Curtis W. Lucas, District 9

    Rudolph K. Metayer, District 8, Palce 1

Laura Pratt, District 3

    Sally Pretorius, District 8, Place 2

Baili B. Rhodes, District 2


Alex B. Roberts, District 6, Place 3

    Eduardo Romero, District 19
    Michelle P. Scheffler, District 6, Place 2

John W. Shaw, District 10, Place 2

    Nicole Soussan, District 6, Place 4
    L. Brook Stuntebeck, District 11

C. Barrett Thomas, District 15

    Judge Amanda N. Torres, Minority At-Large Director

Shannon Steel White, District 12

    Brandy Wingate Voss, District 13
    Veronica S. Wolfe, District 18, Place 2

Baylor Wortham, District 7

    Alex Yarbrough, District 16


Justice Paul W. Green, Supreme Court Liaison


Jenny Smith, Access To Justice Liaison


Brandon Crisp, ABA YLD District 25 Representative


Travis Patterson, ABA/YLD District 26 Representative


Assistant Dean Jill Nikirk, Law School Liaison


Belashia Wallace, Law Student Liaison


TYLA Office

Tracy Brown, Director of Administration
Bree Trevino, Project Coordinator

Michelle Palacios, Office Manager
General Questions: tyla@texasbar.com

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 12487, Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711-2487
(800) 204-2222 ext. 1529
FAX: (512) 427-4117

Street Address

1414 Colorado, 4th Floor
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 427-1529


Views and opinions expressed in eNews are those of their authors and not necessarily those of the Texas Young Lawyers Association or the State Bar of Texas.





























































Feature TYLA Project

Feature TYLA Project

Generation Generosity
By:  Kristy Blanchard, TYLA President

Did you ever wish you could do something to help change the public perspective of lawyers? Does your local affiliate want to put on a public service project but lacks the resources to do it? TYLA can help!

This year TYLA will roll out its newest project, Generation Generosity, across the state. Generation Generosity is an award-winning project started by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. It aims to help change the public perspective of lawyers across Texas through public service projects performed by lawyers. With Generation Generosity, TYLA will be partnering with local affiliates to put on at least one public-service project each month. The current schedule of projects is:

• September 6, 2013: TYLA is partnering with Gillespie County area lawyers to put on a free Veterans Clinic in Fredericksburg from 4:30–6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Gillespie County Annex 2 (the old Clinic Building) at 102 E. San Antonio St., Fredericksburg, Texas. TYLA will provide free legal resources about veterans’ issues and assist with power-of-attorney documents at this clinic.

• November 16, 2013: TYLA is partnering with the Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association to put on a public-service project.

• January 18, 2014: TYLA is partnering with the Fort Worth–Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association to put on a public service project.

• May 3, 2014: TYLA is partnering with local lawyers in the Bandera County area to put on a public-service project.

If you live in any of these areas and want to get involved—or if you or your local affiliate would like to partner with TYLA to put on a public service project in your area—please contact TYLA President Kristy Blanchard. Help TYLA create a new generation of generosity!