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TYLA is commonly referred to as the "public service arm" of the State Bar of Texas. TYLA's primary purposes are to facilitate the administration of justice, foster respect for the law, and advance the role of the legal profession in serving the public.
The National Trial Competition was established in 1975 to encourage and
strengthen law students’ advocacy skills through quality competition and valuable
interaction with members of the bench and bar. The program is designed to
expose law students to the nature of trial practice and to serve as a supplement to
their legal education. It is the Texas Young Lawyers Association’s intent to
provide a meaningful contribution to the development of future trial lawyers.
Past winners of the competition have shared their memories of competing and
one similar theme resonates: the experience has given them assurance of their
abilities and valuable professional contacts. We hope that your experience will be
just as meaningful and that your success in this competition will follow you as a