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Austin, TX 78701
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4th Annual AYLA Runway For Justice

The Austin Young Lawyers Association fashion show will return on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 6 p.m. at 800 Congress Ave.!

The show features both male and female attorney models strutting their stuff to highlight local designers, jewelry, and accessories to benefit the AYLA Foundation and the Women’s Resource Fair.

CLICK HERE for tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 27 | 11:30am

2018 Andrea Pair Bryant Legacy Luncheon

Join the Austin Black Lawyers Association for the annual Andrea Pair Bryant Legacy Luncheon on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Chateau Bellevue,…

  • Chateau Bellevue,
    708 San Antonio St.

Buy Tickets: Click Here

Tuesday, February 27 | 12:00pm

Health Law Section CLE

Topic: Stark & Anti-Kickback Compliance: Physician Compensation Issues Speaker: Tony Kouba, Managing Director with the Physician Services practice of Integrated Healthcare Strategies, a division of…

  • Austin Bar Association – Seminar Room,
    816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
  • | 1 CLE credit hour

Wednesday, February 28 | 11:30am

Business, Corp., & Tax Law Section CLE

Topic: After the Handshake Deal: Proving What’s Not in Writing Speaker: Brent Turman, Mike Farris Litigators Brent Turman and Mike Farris walk through a jury…

  • McGinnis Lochridge,
    600 Congress Ave. Ste 2100
  • $15 for members | 1 CLE credit hour



Wednesday, February 28 | 5:30pm

Austin Bar Association Board Meeting

Austin Bar Association Seminar Room

  • Austin Bar Association – Seminar Room,
    816 Congress Ave., Suite 700

Thursday, March 1 | 6:00pm

Evening with the Supreme Court of Texas

hosted by the Appellate Section of the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association Civil Appellate Section Topic: Evening with the Supreme Court…

  • Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin,
    701 Congress Avenue
  • | 1 CLE credit hour

Friday, March 2 | 8:30am

Dr. Seuss Reading Day

The Law-Related Education Committee is partnering with Lawyers for Literacy to read with a student on Dr. Seuss Day.  Give a hour of your day…


    member spotlight: blair leake

    How long have you been a member of the Austin Bar and what is your favorite thing about the organization?

    I joined the Austin Bar and AYLA when I moved back to Austin in early 2016. Before that, I was actively involved in a local bar association in North Texas where I previously practiced.

    My favorite thing about the Austin Bar and AYLA are the various events where we get to meet and spend time with other attorneys in settings that are not adversarial. It’s easy to get caught up in the litigation process. The social opportunities provided by the Bar help remind us that behind the zealous advocacy for our clients we’re all just real people with interests and lives outside of the law.

    What do you like most about being in the legal field?

    I enjoy the opportunity to stand up and advocate for people and businesses, whether at trial or otherwise. Sometimes you’re tasked with tough case facts, but it still feels rewarding even in those situations to at least know that you did your best to make sure your client came out the other end better than they would have without your help.

    CLICK HERE to read the rest of Blair’s Q & A.

    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 Kelli Horan.

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