Austin Bar Association
816 Congress Avenue, Suite 700
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 473-2720
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Featured Event

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Austin Bar offices will be closed from noon on Wednesday, Nov. 26 to 8:00 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 1 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.


Upcoming Events

Monday, December 1 | 12:00pm

Austin Lawyers Wellness Group

A confidential monthly education and support group for lawyers, judges, and law students seeking help or support while healing from depression, addiction, job stress, anxiety,…

  • Austin Bar Association,
    816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
  • Free Event

Wednesday, December 3 | 6:00am

Austin LGBT Bar to Volunteer with VLS

The Austin LGBT Bar Association continues to team up with the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin to assist VLS with its legal clinics. The legal clinics…

  • Webb Elementary,
    601 E. St. Johns
  • Free Event


Wednesday, December 3 | 12:00pm

Labor & Employment Law Section CLE

Topic: How a Solo Attorney Took On Microsoft and Won Speaker: Paul Morin RSVP to Apryl Randall at or 512-732-8900 by Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.

  • Serrano’s,
    1111 Red River St.
  • $25 for members | 1.0 CLE credit hour



Wednesday, December 3 | 5:30pm

Administrative Law Section Holiday Party

For Section Members Only! RSVP by Monday, Dec. 1, through your invite.

  • W Hotel’s Secret Bar,
    200 Lavaca
  • $0 for members

Wednesday, December 3 | 6:00pm

Family Law Section Holiday Party & CLE

Topic: One Last War Story with John Barrett Speaker: John Barrett of Barrett & Coble RSVP to RSVPs and payments required in advance. Unregistered attendees…

  • Green Pastures Restaurant,
    811 W. Live Oak
  • $40 for members | 2.0 CLE credit hours


Thursday, December 4 | 12:00pm

Environmental Law Section CLE

Topic: 10 Things You Need To Know About Water Speaker: Russell Johnson of McGinnis Lochridge RSVP to Meaghan Bailey at or 512-239-0205.

  • Austin Bar Association,
    816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
  • $15 for members | 1.0 CLE credit hour




Judge Elisabeth Earle and Family
Welcome Incoming President Judge Elisabeth Earle

The Austin Lawyer recently talked with Judge Elisabeth Earle about her newest role as the president of the Austin Bar. Enjoy excerpts of that discussion below.

AL: What led you to become involved in the Austin Bar and why?

Judge Earle: I began working at the State Bar of Texas during high school, answering phones and stuffing a never-ending amount of envelopes. Those relationships and experiences gave me the desire to pursue law as a profession. During law school, I began participating in local bar activities as a law student liaison. I observed the unique role the Bar can play by improving the delivery of quality legal representation, building relationships between attorneys, and improving the public’s understanding of the legal profession.

Read more about our Incoming President ›

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