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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 Day of Service – Monday, January 21

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Austin Young Lawyers Association will coordinate its fifth annual Day of Service project in Austin on Monday, January 21, 2019.

This local project is modeled after the national Martin Luther King Day of Service, which is intended to transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community service that helps solve social problems. AYLA invites the Austin legal community to sign up for one or more of the events available for the Day of Service. In addition, please encourage family and friends to volunteer as well.

CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer today!

AYLA Board Elections

Are 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 1.

CLICK HERE for the nomination form. CLICK HERE for the election rules.

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. Nominations are due on Friday, March 1.

CLICK HERE for the nomination form for the Service Awards.

CLICK HERE for the nomination form for the Mentor Awards.

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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