Making and Keeping Friends – Even When You Have a Busy Job

Aristotle said, “In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. They keep the young out of mischief; they comfort and aid the old in their weakness, and they incite those in the prime of life to noble deeds.” Friendships are vital for well-being, but they take time to develop and maintain. In the whirlwind of life that takes over when you begin and continue practicing law, it is often hard to prioritize making (and keeping) friendships. However, as Aristotle noted, friends are a sure refuge. As an attorney, friendships can also hold the dual role of friend and client. As for maintaining friendships that you have already made, below are a few tips for fostering and growing the friendships that you already have: For friends that live in different cities, or even friends that live in the same city as you but that you can…

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Election Day is Here

After what seems like an endless election cycle, today is the day.  By the end of the day, we will know who the next POTUS is going to be.  The primaries, debates, speeches, and ads have all led up to this day.  In the next few days, the seemingly endless political posts on social media from friends once again will give way to pictures of kids, puppies, and vacation photos.  The seemingly chaotic election cycle is nearing an end.  If you didn't participate in early voting, the only thing left to do is GET OUT AND VOTE. Voting is important.  It is our duty.  It is our voice.  Over the course of our history, many voices were not heard.  Today, all adult American citizen has the opportunity to have their voice heard.  That wasn't always the case.  You can learn more about the history of voting and the efforts to…

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TYLA Tuesday: Educating Educators

One big question that comes up when work-life balance is discussed, is “How do you work, have a family, and give time to your community?” There are many answers to this question, but one great way to do it is to share existing Texas Young Lawyers Association projects. Anyone can do it (you don’t have to be a “young” lawyer), materials can be obtained through our website or by contacting the TYLA office.  We even have guides to give you an idea of how to share (or “roll-out”) these projects with members of your community. The TYLA Tuesday posts will feature TYLA projects, old and new.  If you would like more details, please visit the TYLA website! In a recent ENews article, Director Laura Docker shared the following about the Educating Educators project: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~Nelson Mandela One of TYLA's…

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TYLA Tuesday: Interns Across Texas

One big question that comes up when work-life balance is discussed, is “How do you work, have a family, and give time to your community?” There are many answers to this question, but one great way to do it is to share existing Texas Young Lawyers Association projects. Anyone can do it (you don’t have to be a “young” lawyer), materials can be obtained through our website or by contacting the TYLA office.  We even have guides to give you an idea of how to share (or “roll-out”) these projects with members of your community. The TYLA Tuesday posts will feature TYLA projects, old and new.  If you would like more details, please visit the TYLA website! In the December 2014 ENews, TYLA Directors Alex Roberts and Travis Patterson explained the Interns Across Texas Project: Texas Young Lawyers Association is proud to introduce its Interns Across Texas program, a brand new program aimed at creating…

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