Austin Bar Association
816 Congress Avenue, Suite 700
Austin, TX 78701
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Interested in Austin Bar networking opportunities, discounts on CLE, and serving the Austin community?


ethics cle bus traveling to deep eddy distillery

All Austin Bar/AYLA members are invited to attend a CLE on a bus traveling to Deep Eddy Distillery. The bus will pick attorneys up from 9th street between Colorado and Congress on Thursday, Sept. 3. Click here for more details.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 2 | 11:45am

Family Law Section CLE

Topic: Legislative Update 2015 Speaker: JoAl Cannon Sheridan of Ausley, Algert, Robertson & Flores RSVP using by noon on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. See below for payment options.

  • Green Pastures Restaurant,
    811 W. Live Oak
  • | 1.0 CLE credit hour

Wednesday, September 2 | 12:00pm

Labor & Employment Law Section CLE

Topic: What Is It Worth? How to Value and Ethically Settle Employment Law Cases Speaker: Philip Durst of Deats Durst Owen & Levy RSVP to Adriana Robles at or 512-346-7007…

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


Thursday, September 3 | 11:30am


Topic: Review and Discussion of 84th Texas Legislature (2015) Speaker: Martha K. Landwehr of Texas Chemical Council Lunch Order with Katie Bennett Hobson at by Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.…

  • Austin Bar Association – Seminar Room,
    816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
  • Free Event | 1.0 CLE credit hour



Thursday, September 3 | 12:30pm

AYLA Ethics CLE Bus Traveling to Deep Eddy Distillery

Join the Austin Young Lawyers for a CLE on a bus to Deep Eddy Distillery. The bus will pick up attorneys from 9th street between…

  • Deep Eddy Distillery,
  • | 3 CLE credit hours


Tuesday, September 8 | 7:00am

Real Estate Law Section Breakfast and CLE

Topic: Case Law Update Speaker: David Weatherbie RSVP to Michelle Johnson at or 512-435-2326 by Friday, Sept 4, 2015.

  • UT Club,
    2108 Robert Dedman Dr.
  • $27 for members | 1.0 CLE credit hour


Wednesday, September 9 | 8:00am

Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section CLE

Topic: Oil & Gas and Earthquakes: Recent Developments at the Railroad Commission Speaker: Tim George of McGinnis Lochridge RSVP to Lynne B. Braver at by Friday, Sept. 4.

  • Austin Bar Association – Seminar Room,
    816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
  • $13 for members | 1.0 CLE credit hour



Featured Video

Member Spotlight

Meet Austin Bar Member, Mike Yarber.

How long have you been a member of the Austin Bar and what is your favorite thing about the organization? Mike Yarber_small
I joined the Austin Bar shortly after I passed the Bar and moved from Houston to Austin in the mid-1980s.  Austin was a very different town 30 years ago, but it was great then and it’s still a great place to live and work. The Austin Bar provides a great way to meet colleagues you wouldn’t otherwise encounter, and 4th Friday Free CLE is great!

What do you like most about being in the legal field? As President of TLIE (Texas Legal Malpractice Insurance), I get to interact on a daily basis with some of the best and the brightest lawyers in Texas who teach me something new everyday.

What’s the craziest job (other than lawyer) that you’ve had?
When I was younger (much younger), I operated some of the amusement rides at Six Flags Over Texas. I made quite a splash one day when I tipped over a canoe full of guests into the water at the now defunct “Caddo War Canoes.” (Believe it or not, I didn’t get fired!)

To read the entire Austin Bar Member Spotlight, click here.

The member spotlight is a 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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