Abraham Watkins Associate, Chris Mahfouz, will join the Board of Directors of the Houston Young Lawyers Association (“HYLA”) for the 2022-2023 bar year. As a part of his Board responsibilities, Mahfouz will also serve as the chair of HYLA’s Signature Events Committee, planning a number of the organization’s yearly events.
HYLA is a dynamic young professionals’ organization and specialty bar association whose membership is diverse and consists of attorneys who are 36 years old and under as of June 1, or in their first five years of practice, as well as law students. HYLA provides opportunities that are specific to the needs of young and new lawyers and law students. The organization’s mission is to: learn, lead, network, and serve:
Learn. HYLA hosts panel discussions and monthly CLEs on topics that are keyed in on issues important to and faced by young lawyers and law students.
Lead. HYLA provides opportunities to get involved and lead, including over thirty active committees and the HYLA Leadership Academy, for which approximately 20 young lawyers are selected to meet monthly with community leaders and develop and execute a community service project.
Network. In addition to networking happy hours, HYLA hosts signature events including the Membership Party, Evening with the Judiciary, Holiday Party, and Crawfish Boil that connect HYLA members with local leaders, members of the judiciary, potential clients, potential employers, and lifelong friends.
Serve. HYLA provides a variety of ways to give back, including pro bono opportunities and meaningful and fun community service projects
Chris joined Abraham Watkins in 2020. In 2021, he received one of the largest jury verdicts in Texas—$7,110,000 in a workplace injury case.
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