Leadership Academy

Developing young lawyers today for leadership tomorrow.

The mission of HYLA's 2020–2021 Leadership Academy (the "Academy") is to prepare young attorneys for leadership roles in HYLA and other organizations through a service-oriented leadership training program.

During the tenure of the Academy, members will have the chance to practice and develop their leadership skills while working together to develop and execute a service project designed to leave a lasting impact on both the Academy members and the community.

Applicants are selected based on several criteria including (1) leadership skills, abilities, and potential; (2) achievements and accomplishments; and (3) community and bar involvement. Each person invited to become a member of the Academy will be required to pay an entry fee of $250, which will cover the cost of the luncheons and various other programs.

HYLA’s 2020-2021 Leadership Academy Class will include a virtual happy hour on Friday, October 9 at 5:30 p.m. and a mandatory retreat on a Saturday in October (date and time TBA).

Regular meetings are also mandatory and will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following Thursdays:

      • November 12, 2020
      • December 10, 2020
      • January 14, 2021
      • January 30, 2021 (Mid-Year Retreat)
      • February 11, 2021
      • March 11, 2021
      • April 8, 2021

CLE credit will be sought for a total of up to 10 hours. Meetings will be virtual until further notice. Care packages including HYLA branded materials and a catering pick-up/delivery will be provided to participants in connection with the Leadership Academy

If you have any questions regarding Leadership Academy, please contact the Co-Chairs, Benjamin Ritz, benj.ritz@gmail.com and Mariame Aana mariame.aana@gmail.com.


The Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA) is a bar association of Houston young attorneys. Our membership consists of lawyers age 36 and under, or 5 years of practice or less, 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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