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  • HYLA launched its “Hylights” podcast in September 2020. It was inspired by the success of HYLA's The Stories of First Generation Attorneys podcast and the challenges posed by COVID-19. In addition to providing an additional avenue to connect, the goal of the podcast is to enable members of the Houston legal community to follow and further HYLA's mission—learn, lead, network, and serve. Hylights seeks to introduce voices of those in the community who excel in these areas, that may not have yet been heard by the listener. Hylights is a platform to discuss a wide range of topics, from general tips and experiences in practice, to thoughts on current events and developments in the profession.  

    The podcast was started and is hosted by 2020-2021 HYLA Directors Patrick Aana and Femi Aborisade. Emblematic of the podcast’s aim to cover issues from the headlines and address listener questions, it began with a series of episodes addressing the challenges faced by that year’s bar exam takers. Episodes today include interviews with a wide spectrum of legal professionals—young and seasoned—from private litigation and transactional attorneys, to government and nonprofit attorneys, as well as members of the judiciary.  These interviews discuss the guest’s experiences and stories and touch on topics related to the Houston legal community.  

    If you have any comments or questions, or if you would like to be a guest on the podcast, please contact Hylights Co-Hosts Patrick and Femi at

    You can listen to the podcast by searching for “Hylights” on your podcast platform of choice, including the following:


The Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA) is a bar association of Houston young attorneys. Our membership consists of lawyers in their first twelve years of practice as of June 1, as well as law students. Our mission is to help our members learn, lead, network, and serve. Please check out our calendar for upcoming events, and our committees page to see how you can get involved!

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