We are pleased to announce that Britney E. Harrison, an associate of GoransonBain Ausley, has been selected as a candidate for president-elect of the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA). Britney is running on the platform of finding new and innovative ways to serve the public, creating educational materials for young lawyers, and empowering the young lawyers of Texas to become future leaders. The primary purposes of the TYLA are to facilitate the administration of justice, foster respect for the law, and advance the role of the legal profession in serving the public. Their membership consists of licensed Texas lawyers 36 years old or younger or those in their first five years of practice. Britney is running against Tim Newman, a Partner at Haynes and Boone LLP.
“As this year’s Vice President, I’ve seen what TYLA does to support our profession and make a difference in our communities,” said Britney in her campaign video. “If you put your trust in me, I promise to do my best to ensure this tradition of service continues and grows.”
Britney’s goals as president consist of:
- Developing a leadership program for lawyers in smaller cities, including educational videos and professional development resources.
- Launching a mobile application to deliver civics content to students at younger reading levels.
- Producing an educational podcast series featuring young lawyers discussing the basics of various practice areas.
- Creating business development training tools that would bridge the gap between the knowledge and expectations of business development.
For more information on Britney and her campaign, please visit her website and follow her on Facebook at @VoteBritney. Voting began on April 1st and will end on April 30th at 5:00 p.m. To place your vote, visit the election website for the State Bar of Texas.
Britney has served on the TYLA Board since 2016, and has held multiple leadership positions including, current TYLA Vice President, Executive Committee Advisor to the TYLA Law Focused Education, and Co-Chair of the TYLA Implementation and Pamphlets Committee. She has also received the TYLA President’s Award of Merit and the TYLA Keith L. Kruger Award.
“As a family law firm, we pride ourselves on finding attorneys who are compassionate and committed, not only to their practice, but to their community,” said GoransonBain Ausley Founding Partner Thomas Ausley. “Britney’s dedication to service is an example of her character as a leader.”
“Britney’s passion for public service is unparalleled,” said Curtis Harrison, Managing Partner at GoransonBain Ausley. “Her involvement in the TYLA reflects her steadfast enthusiasm to improving the world around her. She is a stand-out representation of the culture we promote at GoransonBain Ausley.”
A first-generation college graduate and attorney, Britney has always enjoyed serving others. She mentors high school, college, and law students as well as other young lawyers. She is a regular volunteer with Promise House in Dallas, organizing events and activities for the homeless youth staying in the shelter, and teaches English as a second language classes to adult students at Literacy Achieves. In addition to her roles in TYLA, Britney previously served as the Vice President of the Austin Black Lawyers Association and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Austin Young Lawyers Association.
More About Britney
Britney is an experienced attorney who thrives on the personal touch of family law and the opportunity to guide clients through one of the most difficult times of their life. Combining the advocate and counselor sides of being an attorney, she builds trust with clients and makes them feel comfortable. Most important, she strives to resolve marital issues while preserving respectful relationships. Britney was ranked first in her undergraduate class at the University of North Texas, graduating summa cum laude. She received her law degree, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law in 2010. Britney was named a “Best Lawyer Under 40,” by D Magazine in 2018. She was also selected to the Texas Rising Star list by Thomson Reuters in 2018 and 2019.