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The Houston Young Lawyers Association proudly presents Hylights, a podcast that spotlights issues affecting the legal profession.  Join HYLA Directors Patrick Aana and Femi Aborisade in conversations with members of the local legal community, discussing topics, stories, and experiences related to the practice of law in Houston.

If you have any comments or questions, or if you would like to be interviewed on the podcast, please contact Patrick and Femi at hylightspodcast@gmail.com.

Hylights Houston Young Lawyers Association

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The Houston Young Lawyers Association proudly presents Hylights, a podcast that spotlights issues affecting the legal profession.  Join HYLA Directors Patrick Aana and Femi Aborisade in conversations with members of the local legal community, discussing topics, stories, and experiences related to the practice of law in Houston.

If you have any comments or questions, or if you would like to be interviewed on the podcast, please contact Patrick and Femi at hylightspodcast@gmail.com.

    The State of Voting Rights in Texas

    The State of Voting Rights in Texas

    Emily Eby is a voting rights staff attorney at the Texas Civil Rights Project here in Houston.  On this episode, Emily informs Patrick and Femi on her work for the TCRP, discusses the hard-to-define topic of voter suppression, highlights the new developments coming out of the Harris County Clerk's office regarding the upcoming election, and more!  You can learn more about the TCRP at https://txcivilrights.org/.

    The Hylights Podcast is brought to you by the Houston Young Lawyers Association!  If you have any comments or questions, or if you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please email us at hylightspodcast@gmail.com.

    Join HYLA: https://www.hyla.org/why-should-you-join-hyla

    • 31 min
    Starting A Law Firm! pt. 2

    Starting A Law Firm! pt. 2

    Alvin Adjei is a partner and co-founder of Burrit Adjei PLLC, a personal injury law firm here in Houston.  He is also the President-elect of HYLA. In this episode, Alvin discusses his experience coming out of law school amidst the housing crisis in 2012, the pros and cons of working remotely and his perspective on the effects on running a law firm during COVID-19.  He also discusses his work in promoting proper business etiquette among young lawyers in the Houston legal community.

    The Hylights Podcast is brought to you by the Houston Young Lawyers Association!  If you have any comments or questions, or if you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please email us at hylightspodcast@gmail.com.

    Join HYLA: https://www.hyla.org/why-should-you-join-hyla

    • 36 min
    Starting A Law Firm! pt. 1

    Starting A Law Firm! pt. 1

    Alvin Adjei is a partner and co-founder of Burrit Adjei PLLC, a personal injury law firm here in Houston.  He is also the President-elect of HYLA. In this episode, Alvin discusses his career path from law school, interning and working at the Harris County, moving into private practice and ultimately starting his own firm.  Please stay tuned for the second episode!

    The Hylights Podcast is brought to you by the Houston Young Lawyers Association!  If you have any comments or questions, or if you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please email us at hylightspodcast@gmail.com.

    Join HYLA: https://www.hyla.org/why-should-you-join-hyla

    • 36 min
    The 2020 September Bar Exam!

    The 2020 September Bar Exam!

    Ashley Shepherd, a 2020 law graduate from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University, tells us about her experience taking the fabled September 2020 Bar Exam.  Join us as she discusses taking the exam in an isolated hotel room, yellow cup restroom procedures and her opinion on whether or not this format exceeds the normal administration.  

    The Hylights Podcast is brought to you by the Houston Young Lawyers Association!  If you have any comments or questions, or if you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please email us at hylightspodcast@gmail.com. 

    Join HYLA: https://www.hyla.org/why-should-you-join-hyla

    • 27 min
    COVID-19 and the Bar Exam, pt. 4

    COVID-19 and the Bar Exam, pt. 4

    Christian Treviño, a 2020 law graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and a first year associate at Cokinos | Young, tells us about the harrowing journey he took to take the Bar Exam - in Oregon - and discusses other issues such as navigating bar prep while working full time, flying during COVID-19 and the pros and cons of the bar exam in general. 

    The Hylights Podcast is brought to you by the Houston Young Lawyers Association!  If you have any comments or questions, or if you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please email us at hylightspodcast@gmail.com. 

    Join HYLA: https://www.hyla.org/why-should-you-join-hyla

    • 23 min
    COVID-19 and the Bar Exam, pt. 3

    COVID-19 and the Bar Exam, pt. 3

    Mikayla McIntyre, a 2020 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, tells us about her experience studying for what should have been the July Bar Exam, navigating the job hunt during a global pandemic, and how she helped organized advocacy for diploma privilege in Texas.

    The Hylights Podcast is brought to you by the Houston Young Lawyers Association!  If you have any comments or questions, or if you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please email us at hylightspodcast@gmail.com.

    Join HYLA: https://www.hyla.org/why-should-you-join-hyla

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