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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 is Here to Help!

Is your practice suffering because of a personal crisis? Are you enduring tough times, but don’t know where to turn? The Personal Crisis Assistance Program is here to help in your time of need.

PCAP was created in 1996 to support Austin-area attorneys who face an immediate need for temporary financial or practice assistance due to a personal crisis. The objective of this program, funded by the Austin Young Lawyers Association Foundation, is to serve as a protection for lawyers and their clients when personal emergencies harm a lawyer’s practice. PCAP is available to attorneys who work or reside in Travis County and who are eligible for regular membership in AYLA.

PCAP includes two levels of short-term assistance for lawyers in crisis:

  • Financial – PCAP provides limited grant funds of up to $1,500 to assist an attorney who is unable to fulfill certain practice-related financial obligations due to a personal crisis.
  • Practice-Related – Attorney volunteers agree to handle professional matters for the affected lawyer during the crises.

To apply confidentially for financial or practice assistance, please contact Debbie Kelly at 512-472-0279, x105 or by email at Regardless of how overwhelming the problem may seem, help is available. You have worked hard to build your career — PCAP is here to help you get back on your feet.

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