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.

Committees

SAYLA operates as an all volunteer non-profit organization. In 2015, the committee structure of both the Association and its sister Foundation were reorganized into three committees which each handle a variety of events.  Members interested in working on a committee should e-mail the appropriate committee chair(s) listed below.  Many SAYLA board members began their work for SAYLA as part of a committee, and those interested in working on the board are encouraged to volunteer.

Committee Chairs Description
     
Social Committee

Josh Hatley

Collanne West

This committee plans and hosts monthly happy hours, networking events, "War Story Wednesdays," and the annual Family Fun Day and Chili Cook Off with the San Antonio Bar Association.  Some of the other specific events regularly planned by this committee include a bar-relief party for July bar takers, a summer weekend trip, and after parties for St. Mary's Docket Call and Distinguished Alumni Dinners.

     
Professional Development Committee

Michael Ritter

Taylor Beaver

Cassie Matheson

The Professional Development Committee plans and develops Attorney Resources, the Leadership Institute, and the annual Swearing-in Ceremony, along with SAYLA's signature event, the Courthouse Tour and Judicial Reception.  This committee also plans SAYLA monthly CLE luncheons and other CLE programming, and works to implement programs developed by the Texas Young Lawyers Association.  

The Courthouse Tour is an essential seminar for young lawyers beginning their practice in Bexar County.  The Tour provides participants instruction on the practical aspects of courthouse procedure.   Immediately following the Courthouse Tour is our Annual Judicial Reception where Judges, lawyers and law students can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cold beverages and conversation between the judiciary, bar and students outside of the courtroom and classroom.  It is also at the Reception where we honor one Judge as our Honorary Young Lawyer.  Both events occur in late October.

     
Community Service Committee

Jorge Mares

Fernando Gireud

Cody Graham

 

The Community Service Committee is charged with a renewed focus in giving back to the Greater San Antonio Area.  Among the events members can become involved are SAYLA's Pro Bono service opportunities, Community Justice Program (CJP) events, and community service events.

Scramble - Each year, SAYLA hosts an annual golf tournament that benefits a local charity as well as the San Antonio Young Lawyers Foundation. Our golf tournament occurs in the spring each year.  Volunteers for the Scramble Sub-committee may e-mail the Community Service Chairs.

     
Administrative    The SAYLA Executive Board is responsible for all administrative duties of the organization including Publicity, the Website, Grants and Awards, Budgets, and other activities as directed by the President.  Member volunteers are encouraged to contact the SAYLA President to assist with these functions.
     
Grants & Awards   Every year, SAYLA submits applications for grants from the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the State Bar Foundation, and the American Bar Association.  These grants are meant to support SAYLA activities.  Member volunteers are encouraged to contact the SAYLA President to assist with these functions.
 
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