Austin Bar Association
816 Congress Avenue, Suite 700
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 473-2720
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Enhancing the legal profession, administration of justice, and our community through education, networking, and public service.

Interested in Austin Bar networking opportunities, discounts on CLE, and serving the Austin community?

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The Travis County Commissioners have approved a $291.6 million bond to build a new Civil and Family Courts Complex on county-owned property at 4th and Guadalupe. Voters will be asked to weigh in on the bond in the November election. The tax implication on an average $325,000 home is only $42 per year. That’s about $3.50, or the price of one taco per month.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, July 6 | 12:00pm

Austin Lawyers Wellness Group

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

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

Wednesday, July 8 | 12:00pm

CSUSA Texas Chapter & Entertainment and Sports Law Section CLE

Join the Copyright Society of the USA Texas Chapter and the Austin Bar Association Entertainment & Sports Law Section for a lunch presentation with networking…

  • Jackson Walker,
    100 Congress Ave., Suite 1100
  • $15 for members | 1.0 CLE credit hour

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Thursday, July 9 | 6:00pm

Teen Court — AYLA Volunteer Event

AYLA Seeking Volunteers for Teen Court The Austin Young Lawyers Association is in need of attorney volunteers for Teen Court, a program that allows high…

  • Austin Municipal Court (3rd Floor),
    700 E 7th St.
  • Free Event
 

Wednesday, July 15 | 12:00pm

CANCELED: Animal Law Section Meeting

The Animal Law Section meeting for July is CANCELED. The Animal Law Section will meet again in August.

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

Thursday, July 16 | 7:30am

Solos Supporting Solos Meeting

Topic: The Value of Pro Bono Services to Building and Maintaining a Law Practice Speaker: Honorable Todd Wong, Travis County Court at Law No. One…

  • Cafe Express,
    3418 N Lamar Blvd
  • Free Event

Wednesday, July 22 | 1:00pm

CLE with National Association of Government Administrators

The National Association of Government Archivist and Records Administrators is having their Annual Meeting in Austin. As part of the conference they will have a…

  • Sheraton Austin Hotel,
    701 E. 11th Street
  • Free Event
 

mysha lubkeMember Spotlight

Meet Austin Bar/AYLA member, Mysha Lubke.

How long have you been a member of the Austin Bar and what is your favorite thing about the organization?
I’ve been a member of the Austin Bar Association and the Austin Young Lawyers Association for a little over two years, just about as long as I’ve been practicing law.  I really like how simple and convenient it is to get involved with the Austin Bar.  If you’re looking to meet others who have similar practices, there are many sections to choose from based on practice area.  And if you’re not ready to commit to one of the many committees, there are a number of one-off opportunities to volunteer or help plan events.  There really is something for everyone, and AYLA is a great entry-point for those new to the profession.

What do you like the most about being in the legal field?
It’s challenging:  so many moving parts and so many considerations go into every decision, and sometimes it comes naturally, sometimes it feels more formulaic like a science, and most times, it feels like it must be an art that takes time.   The more experienced lawyers I’ve worked with both within and outside my firm tell me it gets easier, and I love hearing those lawyers tell stories (surely embellished sometimes) of their experiences, or when cases went haywire, or impossible victories.  And the fact that even adverse attorneys are willing to give young attorneys a nudge in the right direction here or a word of advice there shows the kindness in this profession.

But I also chose law because I was looking for a profession that I could use to help those in need.  Taking pro bono cases makes it clear what a huge difference having an attorney on your side makes, and there are so many people in need who can’t get access to justice because they can’t afford an attorney or court fees. 

To read the full member spotlight, click here.

The member spotlight is planned as a new recurring feature on the Austin Bar website, subject to space availability.  If you are an Austin Bar member and would like to be considered for a spotlight, or if you would like to nominate a member for the spotlight, please contact Britni Rachal.

 

 

 

 

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