Lara is an appellate lawyer who also manages a complex corporation (., the family household).
She has successfully represented many clients, both individuals and corporations (the real kind), before state and federal trial and appellate courts.
After completing this clerkship, she and Derek Hollingsworth, another attorney at the firm, married. After making her an offer she couldn’t refuse, Lara began practicing with Rusty Hardin.
Even though 10 years have passed and two more kids have come along, sons Beck and Rafe, the cases that come through the door at Rusty Hardin & Associates continue to challenge and entertain her.
In 2010, there are approximately 205,000 members of 6,500 Women's Institutes in England, Wales and the islands, linked through the Associated Country Women of the World to other WIs worldwide (in almost a century, Colonel Richard Stapleton-Cotton and his dog Tinker are the only two males ever to be allowed in as fully paid-up WI members).
Every individual WI meets at least once a month and there is usually a speaker, demonstration or activity at every meeting for members to learn and develop a range of different skills.
Lara grew up in Houston and comes from a family of lawyers.
She received her undergraduate degree from Baylor University and then attended Baylor Law School.
It was based on the British concept of Women's Guilds, created by Rev Archibald Charteris in 1887 and originally confined to the Church of Scotland.
By 1926 the Women's Institutes were fully independent and rapidly became an essential part of rural life.
One of their features was an independence from political parties or institutions, or church or chapel, which encouraged activism by non-establishment women, which helps to explain why the WI has been extremely reluctant to support anything that can be construed as war work, despite their wartime formation.
It had two clear aims: to revitalise rural communities and to encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War.
Since then the organisation's aims have broadened and it is now the largest women's voluntary organisation in the UK.