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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.


Bar & grill 2018

Can you sing, act, dance, build props, or do you just really like attention and supporting AYLA projects? If so, come to the Bar & Grill casting call on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 6pm at the Austin Bar offices, located at 816 Congress, 7thfloor.

If we have never met, we will ask you to read a few lines from our script, sing a song of your choice (if you want to sing in the show), and show us some of your dance moves.

If you have been in our show before, you need not attend the casting call.

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Arriaga at

AYLA President’s Column – Interview with Jorge Padilla

AYLA welcomes Jorge Padilla as president of the organization for the 2018-19 bar year.

AYLA: Let’s start with everyone’s favorite question: Would you tell us a little about yourself?

Padilla: I’m a partner in Jackson Walker’s litigation section, where I’ve practiced for over ten years. Originally from Spring, Texas, I moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas for undergrad, stayed for law school, and never looked back. My wife, Jackie, and I have three daughters (Isabel, Samantha, and Alexandra), and we all enjoy getting outdoors and all things UT. I am a proponent of the Oxford comma.

AYLA: What are some of your Austin-area favorites?

Padilla: There are so many to choose from, but it’s tough to beat a run around Ladybird Lake or hike on the Bull Creek greenbelt. We also enjoy weekend breakfast tacos at Taco Deli, pizza from Little Deli, and movies at Alamo Drafthouse.

CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article.

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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