The Texas Young Lawyers Association, originally organized in 1930, is a department of the State Bar of Texas. All licensed Texas Lawyers who are 36 years old or younger or who are in their first three years of licensure, regardless of age, are automatically members of TYLA. TYLA’s funding comes directly from the State Bar, so there are no additional dues to pay to be a member.
It’s been a really, really long time since I was eligible to be in this association, but I recommend involvement for all young lawyers. The TYLA does a lot of good work for the general public, and has the reputation of being one of the very best young lawyer associations in the country.