HBA/HYLA Supervised Practice Matching Program

The Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA) and Houston Bar Association (HBA) are excited to launch a Matching Program that aims support 2020 Houston law school graduates’ employment and career stability following the outbreak of COVID-19 and provide meaningful opportunities for young lawyers to apply their skills.

The Matching Program will connect recent Houston law graduates seeking either paid or unpaid employment with practitioners who can provide them with supervised practice opportunities in accordance with guidance from the Supreme Court of Texas. Join the matching program by October 30, 2020 to be paired. Click here for the program FAQ.


Recent Graduates

To show your interest in placement through the Matching Program, please complete the form found here. Direct questions to Jane Ehinmoro and Brooksie Boutet at jehinmoro@jonesday.com and bboutet@shipleysnell.com. Click here for a flyer with program details.

Participants in the Matching Program must be 2020 Houston law school graduates who have not taken the bar exam due to COVID-19 or are awaiting their scores. Participants must be HYLA members, and should consider joining the HBA. To join HYLA, visit hyla.org/join-or-renew. To join the HBA for free, visit hba.org/join and select the law student membership option.



If you would like to provide a supervised practice opportunity, please complete the form below. For questions, contact Bonnie Simmons at bonnies@hba.org.

Before completing this form, please read the rules for supervising attorneys, as outlined in the Supreme Court of Texas Order "Final Approval of the Rules Governing the Supervised Practice of Law by Qualified Law Students and Qualified Unlicensed Law School Graduates in the State of Texas," found in full on txcourts.gov. Click here to read.


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