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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.


Fifth Annual AYLA Runway for Justice

For the fifth year in a row, the Austin Young Lawyers Association fashion show will return on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 6 p.m. at 800 Congress Ave.

This year’s show will showcase both male and female lawyers modeling casual, business and evening looks.  We will serve champagne, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres!

The AYLA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, organizes many charitable endeavors benefiting the greater Austin community, including AYLA Reindeer Games and Legal Clinics at the Community First Village.

If you would like to sponsor, or be involved with the show, please contact Debbie Kelly. To download the Runway for Justice Sponsor Letter & Form CLICK HERE. To download the Runway for Justice In Kind Sponsor Letter CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE for tickets and sponsorships.

AYLA Project Spotlight: Community First Village

This year, AYLA has selected Community First! Village as our nonprofit partner. Community First! Village is “a 27-acre master planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for the disabled, chronically homeless in Central Texas.”

AYLA’s quarterly pro bono legal clinics will allow us to develop a longer-term connection with a nonprofit and its specific clients. This year we will be organizing four clinics at CFV: October, January on MLK Day, a longer Legal Services Clinic in April, and a final clinic in June.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

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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