Upcoming Events


Thursday, December 14th, 6:00 PM - SAYLA's Annual Holiday Party & Toy Drive, Boiler House Texas Grill, 312 Pearl Pkwy, Bldg. 3, San Antonio, TX 78215.  Trade new, unwrapped toys or a cash donation for raffle tickets.  Food & Drinks provided for SAYLA members.

Wednesday, January 10th, 6:00 PM - War Story Wednesday feat. Jane Bockus and Justice Phylis Speedlin, Offices of Dykema Cox Smith 112, E. Pecan St., 18th Floor.   Come listen to entertaining stories from our panelists' long careers in law, and enjoy free happy hour and snacks!  RSVP to triley@cokinoslaw.com.

Tuesday, January 16th, 11:45 AM - SAYLA's Monthly Luncheon feat. Chief Justice Sandee Bryan Marion, "Fourth Court Annual Update," at Paesano's Lincoln Heights.  Click HERE to register.

Friday, January 19th, 5:30 PM - SAYLA's Pro Bono "eClinic" at Summer Moon Coffee Bar, 3233 N. St. Mary's, #3233, San Antonio, TX 78212.  SAYLA volunteers will be answering questions collaboratively on TexasLegalAnswers.org.  All practice areas welcome.  Free coffee and snacks. Pre-registration by 1/11/18 required:  e-mail michaeljamesritter@gmail.com to RSVP.

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SAYLA Awards

Each year, SAYLA is proud to grant awards to individuals who have gone above and beyond in their service to the Bar and to the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association and its members in particular. 

The Honorary Young Lawyer Award is given to a member of the Bench at the Judicial Reception that follows the annual Courthouse Tour.  You can read more about the Courthouse Tour and Judicial Reception here.


Year Outstanding Young Lawyer Liberty Bell Outstanding Mentor Honorary Young Lawyer
2016 Lindsay Riley Shokare Nakpodia founder of DreamWeek San Antonio  Angela Moore Justice Marialyn Barnard
2015 Jessica Estorga Mohammad Abdollahi, advocacy director for the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Service Dinah Gaines Judge Cathy Stryker
2014 J. Patrick Rouse Maricruz Mosqueda, Paralegal, Equal Justice Center Lee Cusenbary Judge Sarah Garrahan
2013 James A. Rodriguez Donna Kay McKinney, Bexar County District Clerk Charles "Chip" Henry Rich, III (posthumously) Judge Polly Jackson Spencer
2012 Murray Van Eman Craig Kapitan, San Antonio Express-News Robin Teague Judge Raymond Angelini
2011 Monica Lerma Amanda Buckhert, Community Justice Program   Judge Jason Pulliam
2010 David M. Evans Maricela Lazarin, Fox Tech High School   Judge Xavier Rodriguez
2009 Laura Mason Margaret Montemayor, Bexar County District Clerk   Judge Larry Noll
2008 Emma Cano Jimmy Allison, SABA   Justice Sandee Bryan Marion
2007 Beth Watkins Squires Dr. Richard Gambitta, UTSA   Justice Rebecca Simmons
2006 Kristal M. Cordova Sister Grace Walle, Campus Ministry, St. Mary's   Judge Rene Diaz
2005 Ramon Molina Carolyn Thurmond, ED, SABF   Judge Michael Mery
2004 Dan Hargrove Jane Fritz, ED, CJP   Judge Royal Ferguson
2003 Sean McNelis Marlene Labenz-Hough, Director, BCDRC   Judge David Peeples
2002 Angela Sanchez Elsa Marie Garza, Paralegal, Fulbright & Jaworski   Justice Catherine Stone
2001 Abel Martinez Kimberly Carver, Northeast YMCA   Justice Paul Green
2000 Bobby Perez David Brem, Probate Court Admin. Assis.   Judge Andy Mireles
1999 Mary Doggett Catherine Bridge, Fox Tech    
1998 Abigail Kampmann      
1997 Wallace Jefferson      
1996 Suzanne S. Bailey Sylvia Hernandez    
1995 Martin I. Roos Ann Smith    
1994 Lowell A. Keig Mary C. Garza    
1993 Thomas R. Giltner April Schwartz    
1992 Elizabeth C. Rogers Bonnie J. Street    
1991 Mark G. Sessions Liz Davey    
1990 William T. Dooling Dela White    
1989 Peter M. Koelling Harriet C. Marmon    
1988 Frank B. Burney Raul "Jose" Jiminez    
1987 Gilbert F. Vasquez Donald L. Anderson    
1986 Cyndi Taylor Krier Lila Cockrell    
1985 Taylor Boone      
1984 Hull D. Youngblood, Jr.      
1983 Sharyll Teneyuca      
1982 Richard C. Danysh      
1981 Edward C. Prado      
1980 Fred Biery      
1979 Evelyn Biery      
1978 Jane H. Macon      
1977 Patrick J. Pape      
1976 John Compere      
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