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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.


AYLA Board Elections

typing email photoAre you interested in a leadership role in AYLA? Nominations are now open for both Officers (President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer) and Directors (4 positions). Nomination forms are due on Friday, March 3. 

CLICK HERE for AYLA Election Rules. CLICK HERE for the 2017 Election Form.

AYLA Service Awards 

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: Liberty Bell (awarded to a non- lawyer), Outstanding Young Lawyer, AYLA Mentor and AYLA Alumnus. More information about these awards, as well as a nomination form, can be found on our website.  Nominations are due on Friday, March 3.

CLICK HERE for the 2017 AYLA Service Awards nomination form. CLICK HERE for the 2017 Mentor & Alumnus Award nomination form.

2017 Runway for Justice

For the third year in a row, the Austin Young Lawyers Association fashion show will return on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 800 Congress Ave. We are excited to host the event downtown this year!

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.

AYLA Women’s Resource Fair – April 8

wrf email photoThe Tenth Annual Women’s Resource Fair is Friday, April 8. The event provides hundreds of homeless and low-income women with a full day of all types of services, including legal advice, medical exams, haircuts, child care, and a chance to shop for clothing and shoes.

Volunteers are needed to help assist with set-up, clean-up, registration, distributing gift bags, and general duties. Want to volunteer? Contact Lauren Downey.

Donations are also needed. Contact Debbie Kelly for more information.

AYLA is participating in Amplify Austin to support the Women’s Resource Fair. CLICK HERE to donate to Amplify Austin on March 2 – 3.

CLICK HERE for more information about the Women’s Resource Fair.

AYLA Project Spotlight: LawTube

photo-1424223022789-26fd8f34bba2Do you remember when you were a new lawyer, or a newcomer to town, and didn’t even know where the courthouse was located? Or when your boss told you to get an order entered at uncontested docket, and you looked back at her with a blank stare? And then there’s that whole thing called the “central docket.” Where do you even go for a hearing? And, there’s parking at the courthouse…right?!

CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article.

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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