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Central Texas lawyer Sarah K. Brandon practices family law in Hays, Travis and Blanco counties. More importantly, she has a passion for empowering others and strengthening the community where she lives and works. She is the president of the Hays County Bar Association, course director for the Hays County Bench Bar Conference, and co-director and founding member of the Dripping Springs Community Bar Association. Brandon organized the dating-violence mock trial for Dripping Springs High School, which is now in its seventh year. It helps educate young adults about the warning signs and consequences of dating-related violence. Brandon received the 2017 Young Hearts Matter Advocate of the Year award from the Texas Council on Family Violence. Brandon was honored when Barbara L. Stroud, lawyer and mediator, joined Brandon’s firm as an of-counsel lawyer. Stroud practices family law in Hays and Travis counties and mediates family-law and special-education cases. Stroud has volunteered as a coach for the student lawyers in the dating-violence mock trial for the past six years. Stroud has served on the Dripping Springs Independent School District school board since 2008 and served as the board president from 2013 to 2016. The principal office is located in Austin.