Resources for New Attorneys


Resources for Newly Licensed Attorneys

Out of law school and entering practice? The resources below will help you as you transition from legal education to legal career.



HBA Resources

About Your HBA Membership

As soon as you pass the Texas State Bar Exam, you are a member of the Houston Bar Association. Congratulations!

The first thing to do is confirm your contact information with the HBA by calling (713) 759-1133. You can then start to take advantage of all the benefits of HBA membership. These benefits include not only what is listed on our Member Benefits page, but also the following:


How to Join a Section

As a newly licensed member, you are entitled to one free section membership for the remainder of your first bar year! You can browse our list of sections here. If you have any questions about a particular section, contact that section’s chair, and if you have questions about section membership in general, feel free to call (713) 759-1133.


The Mentor-Mentee Program

The HBA Mentor Mentee Program, sponsored by the HBA Professionalism Committee, pairs attorneys licensed three years or less with more-experienced attorneys who will provide advice on career development.


Click here to sign up as a mentee


Please note: The Houston Bar Association and the Houston Young Lawyers Association are not the same organization and are not affiliated. Membership in HBA and HYLA are not mutually exclusive.

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Other Resources

Guidelines for Women Attorneys Juggling Work/Life Balance

The HBA Gender Fairness Committee has developed a list of things to consider when interviewing with law firms or legal departments. Guidelines.


TYLA Presents “Office in a Flash”

A guide provided by TYLA for aspiring solo attorneys who are newly licensed or ready to be their own boss. This site is full of useful information on each aspect to help get your new business started. Click here for Office in a Flash.


After the Bar Exam

A free resource for persons who have taken the Texas bar exam and are awaiting the results. Visit


Law Practice Management Resources

Click here for helpful resources on managing a law practice.



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