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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Feature TYLA Affiliate

Feature TYLA Affiliate

2011 TYLA Road Show with Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
By:  Cameron Cox

TYLA’s Local Affiliates Committee is set to kick-off its first Road Show of the current board year with Legal Aid of Northwest Texas. This first Road Show is the result of TYLA President Natalie Cobb Koehler’s initiative to do at least one Road Show this year with a legal aid services organization.

Every Road Show TYLA conducts is unique and narrowly tailored to the individuals, groups, organizations, or associations that take part in that Road Show.  This Road Show will be no different. Legal Aid of Northwest Texas informed us that they would like for specific conflict of interest issues to be addressed within their organization. They are often presented with an interesting dilemma; in that, they represented an individual in the past in a civil or criminal matter, and are now being asked to represent someone in opposition to that person in an unrelated matter down the road.

So, back by popular demand, the attorneys at Legal Aid of Northwest Texas will be contestants on TYLA’s own Ethics Jeopardy. The questions will be drawn on the legal issues of the day affecting Legal Aid of Northwest Texas. Our own version of Alex Trebek will lead the contestants/lawyers through a pre-set list of answers, and the contestants will be asking the appropriate question to win. But, unlike a criminal indictment, these contestants will have a chance for Double-Jeopardy.  The Jeopardy will also be simulcast via a video conference to all available branches of Legal Aid of Northwest Texas throughout Texas.

The Road Show is currently set for sometime in November at the LANT branch in Fort Worth. The Road Show and CLE should last about an hour with a meet and greet to follow. For more information or details, please email me at ccox@dentonlawyer.com. A special thank you to Legal Aid of Northwest Texas attorneys Jane Fritz, Tom Stutz, and Doug Stevick for helping us put this event together. And, a thank you to all those attorneys in Texas who work and volunteer to provide free legal aid services to those in need throughout our wonderful state!