Baylor Lawyers Leading on the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board

March 11, 2020

Baylor Lawyers Leading on the Texas Young Lawyers Association Board


Jeanine Novosad Rispoli (BA ‘08, JD ‘11) (Left) and Lauren Renee Sepulveda (JD ‘11) (Right)

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The Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) recently nominated Jeanine Novosad Rispoli (BA ‘08, JD ‘11) of Waco and Donald Delgado of College Station as candidates for TYLA president-elect. Lauren Renee Sepulveda (JD ‘11) was also elected Secretary for the 2020-2021 TYLA Executive Committee.

Several Baylor Lawyers also serve as Directors: John Busch (JD ‘14) of Houston, Katie Fillmore (JD ‘09) of Austin, David Hagan (JD ‘16) of Longview, Rebecca Patterson Linehan (JD ‘11) of Midland, Lindsey Vanden Eykel (JD ‘14) of Dallas, and Tim Williams (JD ‘08) of Amarillo.

Jeanine Rispoli and Rebecca Patterson Linehan co-chaired the Texas Courts for Texas Veterans TYLA Committee this year. Lauren Sepúlveda, a prosecutor in the Hidalgo County District Attorney's Office, and the Judge of her court, Judge Israel Ramon, are actively involved in the Veterans Treatment Court in Hidalgo County and both contributed support and written resources to the project. Rebecca Linehan is a prosecutor in Midland County with an active Veterans Treatment Court and she is featured in the introductory video. Jeanine is a dedicated Baylor Law Veterans Clinic volunteer and she coordinated the Texas Courts for Texas Veterans partnerships and video productions. The leadership team of this committee coordinated partnerships with the Texas Access to Justice Foundation and Baylor Law to produce the project videos without spending TYLA funds.

Jeanine, Rebecca, and Lauren would like to thank the Texas Access to Justice Foundation, Chief Justice Hecht, Judge Hale, Army Specialist Villarreal, Baylor Law, the Baylor Law IT department, and the entire class of TYLA new directors for all the hard work they dedicated to this project. You can view the Texas Courts for Texas Veterans website and videos here https://tyla.org/resource/texas-courts-for-texas-veterans/.

TYLA is a department of the State Bar of Texas, comprised of all licensed lawyers in the state of Texas under the age of 36, or in their first five years of practice. TYLA's primary 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.





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