The San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, better known as SAYLA, was formed in 1948 (unofficially) and 1950 (officially) as the San Antonio Junior Bar Association, an entity of the San Antonio Bar Association. In 1974, the members of the Junior Bar officially formed the corporate structure that is now SAYLA.  (See more about the early history on the About SAYLA page.)  SAYLA continues the great traditions formed by the Junior Bar by providing opportunities and avenues for young and newly licensed attorneys to network with other attorneys and non-attorneys, socialize, learn and earn CLE credits, give back to the community, and enjoy their chosen profession.  We hope that this website is helpful to you.  Please use the menu at the top to navigate the site, learn more about SAYLA, become a member, renew your membership, find out about upcoming events, and more.

Sayla Board Elections

SAYLA Board Elections for the 2018-2019 Board Year are underway.  Positions up for election are President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer-Elect, Secretary, and four (4) Director positions.  The election period runs from April 17, 2018 to May 1, 2018 at midnight.  Only current SAYLA members are eligible to vote.  For information about the candidates, click HERE (pdf).



 Featured Event


The SAYLA Scramble is the annual golf tournament sponsored by the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association. Each year, this tournament supports the San Antonio Young Lawyers Foundation (SAYLF) and another local, charitable organization.   In 2017 the event raised $20,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas -- the largest donation in SAYLA's history.  This year's event will be at The Quarry Golf Club on April 20, 2018 with a 1:30 PM shotgun start.  For 2018, proceeds will benefit the Move San Antonio Foundation, a non-partisan, non-profit, community organization, to support its voter registration and education efforts.  For more information please click here for the event page and registration.