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Austin Young Lawyers Association

For more than 50 years, the Austin Young Lawyers Association has served the Austin community and the legal profession through a variety of programs helping those in need.


Fourth Annual AYLA Runway for Justice

For the fourth year in a row, the Austin Young Lawyers Association fashion show will return on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 800 Congress Ave.

This year’s show will feature both male and female attorney models strutting their stuff to highlight local designers, jewelry, and accessories  to benefit the AYLA Foundation and the Women’s Resource Fair. Attendees will dine on complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and will receive a swag bag filled with fun goodies.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Interested in Serving on the AYLA Board?

The Austin Young Lawyers Association is seeking attorneys interested in serving on its board of directors for the 2018-2019 Bar year. It is often said that one only gets out of an organization that which one put into it. Serving on the AYLA Board is not only a way to give back, it is the best possible way to gain the most from being involved in the organization.

To be eligible for a board position, candidates must be a current AYLA member and be 40 years of age or under as of July 1, 2018.

To be placed on the ballot, submit a nomination form signed by 10 current AYLA members to Debbie Kelly at Nominations are due Friday, March 2, 2018. CLICK HERE for the Election Form. CLICK HERE for Election Rules.

AYLA Service Awards 

We need your nominations!! Each year we present four awards for outstanding community and professional service, mentoring, and AYLA Alumnus.  Know a deserving person in the community who should be recognized?  Nominate someone today for one of our four awards: Outstanding Young Lawyer, Outstanding AYLA Mentor, Outstanding AYLA Alumnus, and Liberty Bell (awarded to a non- lawyer who promotes better understanding of the American legal and government system).

CLICK HERE to download a .pdf of the nominating form for the Liberty Bell and Outstanding Young Lawyer awards.
CLICK HERE to download a .pdf of the nominating form for the Outstanding Mentor and Outstanding Alumnus awards.

For more information contact Debbie Kelly at or 512.472.0279, x105.

AYLA Project Spotlight: LawTube

photo-1424223022789-26fd8f34bba2Are you a lawyer new to the Austin area? Wish you had someone to let you know the ins and outs of the Austin practice? AYLA is proud to give you LawTube – a series of video guides to Civil, Criminal, and Appellate practice in Austin, Texas!

CLICK HERE to learn more about a specific topic.

About AYLA and its Foundation

 Austin Young Lawyers Association

The Austin Young Lawyers Association is a professional association dedicated to the promotion of justice through community service. Open to Austin attorneys under the age of 40 or licensed for three years or less, AYLA provides numerous opportunities for young attorneys to socialize, network with judges, and access free or discounted CLE. In addition, AYLA members develop, organize, and implement a variety of service programs, including Women’s Resource Fair, Holiday Baskets, Reentry Project, Reindeer Games, and Day of Service.

AYLA is governed by a 13-member board and maintains five committees with a total of 21 subcommittees. AYLA is affiliated with the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the Young Lawyer Division of the American Bar Association. 

The AYLA Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit arm of AYLA, funding most of AYLA’s charitable projects. 

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