State Bar of Texas
February 9, 2009

Contact: Kim Davey, 800.204.2222 x 1713

Two Dallas Attorneys Vie to Lead Texas Young Lawyers

(Austin) - Dallas attorneys Jennifer Evans Morris and Clay Scheitzach will face off in an election this spring to become the next president-elect of the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA).

Jennifer Evans Morris is a partner at Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P. in Dallas where she practices complex commercial litigation. She served as TYLA secretary in 2007-08. Morris has been an active member of the TYLA Board of Directors and Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Board of Directors since 2004. She has served on the Community Partners of Dallas Executive Committee and Board of Trustees since 2003 and is a member of the grant committee of the Dallas Women's Foundation. Morris earned her B.A. and J.D. from Southern Methodist University.

Clay Scheitzach is vice president and senior corporate counsel at Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. in Dallas. He currently serves as chair of the TYLA Board of Directors and has been active with TYLA since 2002. He has served on the State Bar of Texas Access to Justice Committee and Jury Service Committee. He has also served on the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association Boards of Directors. Scheitzach earned a B.A. from the University of Texas, M.B.A. from Texas Tech University, and J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law.

Election results will be announced May 1. The president-elect will serve as TYLA president from June 2010 until June 2011. TYLA, widely recognized as the public service arm of the State Bar of Texas, develops programs designed to assist Texas attorneys in the practice of law and provides legal education to Texans as a public service. TYLA's main 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. All licensed Texas lawyers who are 36 years old or younger or who are in their first five years of licensure, regardless of age, are automatically members of TYLA.