TYLA Officers


Rebekah Steely Brooker, President


Dustin M. Howell, Chair


Sam Houston, Vice President


Baili B. Rhodes, Secretary


John W. Shaw, Treasurer


C. Barrett Thomas, President-elect


Priscilla D. Camacho, Chair-elect


Kristy Blanchard, Immediate Past President

TYLA Directors


Amanda A. Abraham, District 1


Sharesa Y. Alexander, Minority At-Large Director


Raymond J. Baeza, District 14

    Aaron J. Burke, District 5, Place 1

Aaron T. Capps, District 5, Place 2


D. Lance Currie, District 5, Place 3


Laura W. Docker, District 10, Place 1

    Andrew Dornburg, District 21
    John W. Ellis, District 8, Place 2
    Zeke Fortenberry, District 4

Bill Gardner, District 5, Place 4


Morgan L. Gaskin, District 6, Place 5

    Nick Guinn, District 18, Place 1

Adam C. Harden, District 6, Place 6


Amber L. James, District 17


Curtis W. Lucas, District 9

    Rudolph K. Metayer, District 8, Palce 1

Laura Pratt, District 3

    Sally Pretorius, District 8, Place 2

Baili B. Rhodes, District 2


Alex B. Roberts, District 6, Place 3

    Eduardo Romero, District 19
    Michelle P. Scheffler, District 6, Place 2

John W. Shaw, District 10, Place 2

    Nicole Soussan, District 6, Place 4
    L. Brook Stuntebeck, District 11

C. Barrett Thomas, District 15

    Judge Amanda N. Torres, Minority At-Large Director

Shannon Steel White, District 12

    Brandy Wingate Voss, District 13
    Veronica S. Wolfe, District 18, Place 2

Baylor Wortham, District 7

    Alex Yarbrough, District 16


Justice Paul W. Green, Supreme Court Liaison


Jenny Smith, Access To Justice Liaison


Brandon Crisp, ABA YLD District 25 Representative


Travis Patterson, ABA/YLD District 26 Representative


Assistant Dean Jill Nikirk, Law School Liaison


Belashia Wallace, Law Student Liaison


TYLA Office

Tracy Brown, Director of Administration
Bree Trevino, Project Coordinator

Michelle Palacios, Office Manager
General Questions: tyla@texasbar.com

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 12487, Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711-2487
(800) 204-2222 ext. 1529
FAX: (512) 427-4117

Street Address

1414 Colorado, 4th Floor
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 427-1529


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ABA YLD Update

ABA YLD Update

By: Jobe Rodgers, Attorney, McCleskey, Harriger, Brazill & Graf, L.L.P.

Happy Holidays from the ABA/YLD. As the each year closes, we often take the time to write resolutions and seek to make improvements in ourselves for the upcoming year. The ABA/YLD wants to help.

First, join us in New Orleans the first weekend in February to take advantage of the New Year’s first opportunity to network and learn from some of the greatest lawyers from around the country. The Midyear Meeting is always a great way to meet people and get some top quality CLE along the way. Also at the Midyear Meeting, the YLD Assembly will meet to debate several new resolutions, as well as discuss the Division’s projects for the year. The Midyear Meeting will get you well on your way to expanding your practice by meeting new people and getting great practical advice.

Second, it is never too early to start planning for the 2012-2013 bar year by applying for leadership positions in the ABA/YLD. By volunteering with the YLD, you get the opportunity to develop leadership skills, serve the public, focus on addressing specific legal problems or issues and, of course, meet great people. The deadline for submitting your application is February 15, 2012. For more information, go to the Appointments Webpage and the online application form.

And as always, if you have any questions about the ABA/YLD or any of the Division’s events or programs, don’t hesitate to contact your District Representative, Anita Barksdale, or me at jrodgers@mhbg.com