Upcoming Events

CANCELLED FOR WEATHER- STAY TUNED FOR RESCHEDULING.  Saturday, February 24th, 7:45 AM - SAYLA Season of Service - Habitat for Humanity project at 259 S. Acme Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78237.  Volunteers will receive a free SAYLA T-shirt!  Please RSVP in advance to jmares@wattsguerra.com.

Tuesday, February 27th, 5:30-8:30 PM - SAYLA Season of Service - CJP family law clinic.  Just take one uncontested divorce case!   Meet at Wesley Community Center, 1406 Fitch Street, San Antonio, Texas 78211.  Please RSVP in advance to jmares@wattsguerra.com.

Wednesday, March 7th, 6:00 PM - War Story Wednesday feat. Judge David Peeples and Judge Michael Peden, Free event for members, snacks and drinks provided, Offices of Dykema Cox Smith, Weston Center, 18th Floor.  Please RSVP to TRiley@cokinoslaw.com.

Tuesday, March 20th, 11:45 AM - SAYLA's Monthly Luncheon feat. Justice Sandee Bryan Marion, "Fourth Court Update," at Paesano's Lincoln Heights, 555 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209.  Registration page coming soon.

Sunday, April 8th, SABA/SAYLA Chili Cook-off and Family Fun Day.  More details to come soon.

Friday, April 20th, 1:00 PM - SAYLA SCRAMBLE benefiting the MOVE SA Foundation.  Teams and sponsorship info now available!  Click HERE for more.

SAYLA FIESTA MEDALS AVAILABLE NOW for $5 benefiting the YMCA Youth and Government Mock Trial program.  Available at all SAYLA events through April and by e-mailing any SAYLA board member (contact info on sayla.org).

SAYLA on Social Media!

You're busy but you're also on Facebook, so stay connected by "Liking" the SAYLA Facebook page.


The San Antonio Young Lawyers Association (SAYLA) was formed in 1948 as a subgroup or committee of the San Antonio Bar Association (SABA).  Originally called the Junior Bar Association, the association provided important avenues for newly licensed attorneys to get together with other attorneys fresh from law school.  In 1950, the Junior Bar committee revised its structure, adopted bylaws and a constitution and officially became the Junior Bar Association, but was still a subsidiary of SABA.  In 1974, the Junior Bar Association went out on its own and formed what is now the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, a separate non-profit organization registered in the State of Texas and with the Internal Revenue Service.

In 2010, in celebration of the Junior Bar/SA Young Lawyers Association's 60th anniversary, we were fortunate to receive a grant from the Texas Young Lawyers Association to produce a video of our history.  We contacted and talked with many Past Presidents and board members and produced a video of their stories.

For more on the early history of the Junior Bar and SAYLA, click here.  Due to the great archival work of the San Antonio Bar Association, copies of most of the early Subpoenas exist and are able to give us some insight into the "early days."

Signature Events

Each year SAYLA develops and puts on many great events, however, we are most known for the Courthouse Tour and Judicial Reception (CTJR) and the SAYLA Scramble Golf Tournament and Spa Day.  In past years, we organized a more formal event called Counselors & Cocktails.  However, as our membership demographics change, we have changed our events to meet the growing needs of our extended membership--the spouses and children of our members.  In 2011, at the urging of Ty Sheehan (then Secretary, 2012-2013 President), SAYLA put on the very successful Family Fun Day and Chili Cook Off.  Due to its great success in its inaugural year, SAYLA has adopted Family Fun Day as one of its Signature Events.


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