Welcome to SCYLA

SCYLA (otherwise known as the Smith County Young Lawyers Association) is a specialty bar association under the umbrella of the Smith County Bar Association. Our membership consists of attorneys practicing in Smith County who are 36 years of age and under as well as attorneys who are over 36 and are practicing law for five years or less.  Our membership spans all types of law practices: large, medium, and small firms; in-house counsel; the non-profit sector; and solo practitioners.

SCYLA is a fun, diverse organization that gives its membership an opportunity to experience more than just practicing law. It allows them to serve the community, socialize, and network.  We have something to offer everyone, whether you want to be involved a little or a lot. Whatever your reason is for joining, we welcome you and hope you enjoy participating in our varied activities.

To join SCYLA, please select the Membership Application tab above for a current membership application.  If you have any questions about SCYLA or any of its events, please feel free to contact any of the officers listed in the left sidebar.  We would be happy to discuss any questions you may have and we hope to see you at our next event!


Effective immediately, the address for the County and District Clerk have changed as follows:

Smith County Clerk

200 East Ferguson, Suite 300

Tyler, Texas 75702


Smith County District Clerk

100 N. Broadway, Room 204

Tyler, Texas 75702