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The Leadership Academy Committee organizes HYLA"s signature leadership program for young lawyers. The Committee coordinates the application and selection process for Leadership Fellows and organizing programming for the incoming cohort for the year designed to prepare young attorneys for leadership roles in HYLA and other organizations through a service-oriented leadership training model.

Learn more about HYLA's Leadership Academy at

For more information or to join or collaborate with the Committee, contact co-chairs Callie Copeland, David Gutierrez, and Baker Howry.

2024-2025 Leadership Academy Committee Leaders:

Callie Copeland

David Gutierrez

Baker Howry 

Caroline Capili 

Jens Sandberg

Trey Gifford

Trevor Deason


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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