WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize the Austin Young Lawyers Association on the occasion of
  its 50th anniversary, which is being celebrated April 17, 2009;
         WHEREAS, An affiliate of the Texas Young Lawyers
  Association and the Young Lawyer Division of the American Bar
  Association, the Austin Young Lawyers Association is known for
  its tradition of excellent service to the law profession and to
  the community; and
         WHEREAS, The members of the association share a vision of
  justice through service, and its talented and energetic young
  lawyers have made a difference in the legal profession and the
  Austin community by planning and implementing a wide range of
  projects; and
         WHEREAS, Projects sponsored by the association include
  Vote-America, which is presented to high school seniors to
  explain the importance of voting, and They Had a Dream Too, which
  enlightens students about the role students played in the civil
  rights movement; and
         WHEREAS, The association also hosts Christmas for Kids,
  which is a party for local foster children, and Holiday Baskets,
  which provides food and gifts to families in need during the
  holiday season; and
         WHEREAS, Membership in the association is open to any
  lawyer who is 36 years of age or younger, or who has been licensed
  to practice law for less than three years, and the organization
  boasts more than 1,000 members and close to 20 annual service and
  member projects; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 81st
  Legislature, hereby commend the Austin Young Lawyers Association
  on its 50 years of outstanding service to the community and to the
  legal profession; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared in
  honor of this association.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on April 15, 2009.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate