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?

Featured Upcoming project

Austin bar / ayla leadership academy

The Austin Bar and AYLA are now accepting applications for the 2015 Leadership Academy.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 1 | 8:00am

Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar (TAPS)

The Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas is hosting The Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar from Oct. 1 to Oct. 3.

  • DoubleTree Austin (North),
    6505 North IH-35
  • Free Event

Wednesday, October 1 | 11:45am

Family Law CLE

Topic: New Ways for Families Speaker: Mary Fogel; Leslie Smith; Judge Lambeth; Judge Saenz, Judge Arth

  • Green Pastures Restaurant,
    811 W. Live Oak
  • $18 for members | 1 CLE credit hour


Wednesday, October 1 | 12:00pm

Labor & Employment Law CLE

Topic: “Lookism and Beauty Bias in the Workplace” Speaker: Daniel S. Hamermesh, Professor in Economics, Royal Holloway University of London; and Sue Killam, Professor in…

  • Austin Bar Association,
    816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
  • $15 for members | 1 CLE credit hour



Wednesday, October 1 | 6:00pm

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


Thursday, October 2 | 11:30am

Environmental Law Section CLE

Topic: How Environmental Laws Impact Transportation Infrastructure Development in Texas Speaker: Carlos Swonke; Director of Environmental Affairs at TxDOT.          

  • Austin Bar Association,
    816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
  • $15 for members | 1 CLE credit hour


Monday, October 6 | 12:00pm

Austin Lawyers Support 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




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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