Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 12th, 6:00 PM - 65th Annual Red Mass at San Fernando Cathedral - All faiths welcome to reflect on a justice-seeking year for the legal community.  Reception to follow at San Fernando Hall.  No cost to attend.  More info available HERE.

Saturday, October 14th, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM - SAYLA's "Season of Service" NALEO Citizenship Clinic at Palo Alto College - Volunteer to assist legal residents with U.S. Citizenship Applications by e-mailing Jorge Mares, jmares@wattsguerra.com.

Tuesday, October 17th, 11:45 AM - SAYLA's Monthly Luncheon, "IP Law for the Non-IP Attorney" featuring Nick Guinn, at Paesanos Lincoln Heights.  Click HERE to register.

Wednesday, October 18th, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM - SAYLA October Happy Hour at Bombay Bicycle Club, 3506 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212 - free bar tab for members while it lasts.

Wednesday, October 25th, 30th Annual Courthouse Tour and Judicial Reception.  SAYLA's signature fall event will honor Judge Fred Biery as the 2017 "Honorary Young Lawyer."  Click HERE for sponsorship and registration information.

Thursday, October 26th, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - "Moms-in-Law" BCWBA/SAYLA Annual Halloween Spooktacular @ Kiddie Park.  Free Pizza and Drinks for the kiddos.  BYOB for adults.  RSVP via Facebook HERE.

Thursday, November 9th, SAYLA/BCWBA San Antonio Swearing-in Ceremony for New Lawyers, Central Jury Room, Bexar County Courthouse - Invite your family and RSVP on Facebook HERE.


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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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