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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Texas Access To Justice Commission Update

Texas Access To Justice Commission Update

General Counsel Forum & Texas Access to Justice Commission Inaugural Charity Golf Classic Raises $25,000 for Legal Aid

November 8 was not only a beautiful day in San Antonio but also a great day for Legal Aid. More than 80 golfers, including several Texas Supreme Court Justices, enthusiastically supported the Inaugural Texas General Counsel Forum Golf Classic, contributing $25,000 to the Texas Access to Justice Foundation.

The tournament, which was co-hosted by the Texas Access to Justice Commission, was held during the Texas General Counsel Forum’s Annual Conference and in conjunction with Magna Stella Awards Dinner. Marathon Oil Company was presented with the Magna Stella Pro Bono Award, which recognizes corporate legal departments that promote pro bono legal services within their department and their corporation at large.

Legal-aid organizations funded by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation help more than 100,000 low-income Texas families with their civil legal needs each year. Many need help with  issues critical to their very lives—spouses and children of domestic abuse; elderly denied life-sustaining prescriptions; veterans denied critical medical, disability, and other benefits; and families whose homes were foreclosed upon. Due to a lack of resources, only about 20 to 25 percent of these needs are being met.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or participating in next year’s Golf Classic, please contact Catherine Galloway

Photo Credit:  Texas Supreme Court Justices Medina, Lehrmann, Willett, Hecht, Chief Justice Jefferson, Justice Johnson, TAJF Board Member Lamont Jefferson, Texas Access to Justice Commissioner Scott Rozzell, and Jeff Carr, General Counsel & Secretary of FMC Technologies, Inc. and National Board Chair of the General Counsel Forum are delighted to have raised $25,000 for Legal Aid in Texas.