It is my privilege to be a candidate for President-Elect of the Texas Young Lawyers Association. This election is especially exciting because, for the first time in history, TYLA membership includes all lawyers in their first twelve years of practice. This means that I will get to meet and hear ideas from more of you than ever before. So, whether we connect virtually or in person over the next few weeks, I am eager to meet you and share my vision for TYLA.

About Courtney

Courtney M. White is an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Amarillo and handles everything from Airport to Zoo. Born and raised in the Texas Panhandle, Courtney graduated from Wake Forest University and SMU Dedman School of Law. She is the eldest daughter of attorneys Mark D. White and Terry Ann White—role models of bar and community service. Courtney is passionate about giving back by volunteering for nonprofits and local bar associations. She enjoys working out, boxing, cooking, needlepointing, loving her rescue dog William, supporting the Sod Poodles baseball team, and traveling with her best friend and sister, Hillary.

Experience

Courtney’s bar service began in 2013 when she became a Director of the Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association, a TYLA affiliate. As an AAYLA Director, she led community service projects, fundraisers and CLE events. Since joining the TYLA Board of Directors in 2021, Courtney organized TYLA Roadshows, having reformatted them to meet the virtual, pandemic needs of TYLA members. She’s also taken the lead in planning TYLA’s inaugural Attorney Wellness Retreat. She is a member and former Director of the Amarillo Area Women’s Bar Association. Courtney has been recognized four years running for volunteering at the local Legal Aid monthly free clinic.

  • TYLA Director
  • TYLA Roadshows
  • TYLA Attorney Wellness Retreat
  • TYLA Civility HUB
  • Amarillo Area Bar Association/Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association Beef with the Bench benefiting Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas Co-Chair
  • Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association President, Vice President, Secretary, Director
  • Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association Biennial Las Vegas CLE Co-Chair
  • Amarillo Area Women’s Bar Association Director
  • SBOT Administration of the Rules of Evidence Committee
  • SBOT Government Law Section Member
  • Texas City Attorneys Association Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Amarillo Area Young Lawyers Association Young Lawyer of the Year, 2019
  • Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas Special Recognition Award for Most Clinic Hours, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • TYLA President’s Quarterly Champ Award, 2021
  • Amarillo Art Force President, Secretary
  • Amarillo Symphony Guild Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary
  • Amarillo Symphony Guild Lunch and Listening Co-Chair
  • Amarillo Symphony Guild Orchestra Courtesy Co-Chair
  • United Way of Amarillo and Canyon Loaned Executive
  • St. Thomas the Apostle Church Master Server, Lector, Eucharistic Minister

Vision

The Importance of Mentorship

Behind every success story you will find a mentor who has been instrumental in providing guidance and instilling confidence in a young professional. If elected, I would like to establish a TYLA Mentorship HUB, where TYLA serves as a virtual advisor to our members and connects them with real-life mentors.  

Law Student Mental Wellness

My personal law school experience was a challenge with daily stressors morphing into anxiety, depression, and isolation. No student should have to navigate mental health alone. I would like to expand the existing Attorney Wellness HUB to include resources curated for law students. Every law student should be familiar with the Wellness HUB and the resources available through the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program. If you want to learn more about my journey, please visit my Facebook page.

Contact Courtney

Have a question or comment? Courtney would love to connect with you.

courtney.marie.white@gmail.com
806.679.2151

Or, fill out the form below and she’ll be in touch.

Voting

Voting begins on April 1. All ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on May 2.