State Bar of Texas
March 2, 2011

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Texas Young Lawyers Association Names President-elect Candidates

AUSTIN – Attorneys David Courreges of Austin and C.E. Rhodes of Houston will face one another in an election this spring to become president-elect of the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA).

David Courreges leads the governmental and legislative affairs division at De Leon and Washburn, P.C. in Austin, where he practices in the areas of administrative law, association law, and mediation. He currently serves as TYLA vice president. A TYLA director since 2007, Courreges served as secretary during 2009-10 and as an executive committee advisor to the Community Education/Consumer Affairs, Law Focused Education, Online Member Services, and Technology committees, which helped create materials for Office in a Flash, Partnering for Pro Bono, and Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans. Courreges served as co-chair of the Vote America/VoTexas committee that produced the award-winning Vote America! Honor the Fight, Exercise Your Right video. In 2008, he was the recipient of the TYLA President’s Award. He received President’s Awards of Merit in 2007 and 2009. Courreges received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, his M.P.A. from St. Mary’s University, and his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law. He is married to Erin Courreges and has a one-year-old daughter, McKenna.

C.E. Rhodes is U.S. Operations and Compliance Counsel to Baker Hughes, Inc. in Houston, where he advises management and employees. He currently serves as the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Representative for south and central Texas and as a liaison to the TYLA Board. A TYLA director since 2004, Rhodes served as TYLA chair during 2009-10 and as an executive committee advisor to the Community Education/Consumer Affairs Committee, which created R U Safe: Protecting Yourself in Cyber Space. As co-chair of the TYLA Member Services and Outreach Committee, he co-authored Office in a Flash and co-authored and produced Justice 101: The Client’s Guide to Litigation. He also co-authored and produced TYLA’s Emmy-award winning video, They Had a Dream Too: Young Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. In 2007, Rhodes was the recipient of the Joseph M. Pritchard Outstanding TYLA Director of the Year Award. He received his J.D. from Emory University School of Law. Rhodes received his B.A. in History from the University of Virginia, where he played football.

Election results will be announced May 2. The president-elect will serve as TYLA president from June 2012 until June 2013.

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 attorneys 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.

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