Austin Bar Association
816 Congress Avenue, Suite 700
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 473-2720
info@austinbar.org
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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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now accepting mentorship program applications

The Austin Bar is looking for attorneys and judges to participate in the 2015-2016 Mentorship program. For complete details and to download mentor and mentee applications, click here.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, August 3 | 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

Tuesday, August 4 | 5:30pm

Austin Bar Heart Walk Kick-off Reception

Austin Bar and AYLA members are invited to the Heart Walk Kick-off Reception! Join us and the American Heart Association for happy hour and learn how…

  • The Terrace at 816 Congress,
    816 Congress Ave., 15th Floor
  • $0 for members

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Saturday, August 8 | 8:00am

Animal Law Section Volunteer Event

Join the Animal Law Section as they volunteer at the Austin Animal Center. Did you know that some of the dogs at Austin Animal Center…

  • Austin Animal Center,
    7201 Levander Loop Bldg A
  • Free Event
 

Monday, August 10 | 1:30pm

FREE Legal Advice Clinic for Veterans

The Austin Bar Association offers free legal advice to military veterans and their families on a monthly basis (except July and October) at the Austin…

  • Austin VA Outpatient Clinic,
    7901 Metropolis Drive
  • Free Event

Tuesday, August 11 | 5:30pm

Kick Off the Bar Year with AYLA

Come toast the kick off of the bar year with AYLA. Seven Apartments have invited AYLA members to check out their new apartments. Check them…

  • Seven Apartments,
    615 West 7th St.
  • Free Event

Thursday, August 13 | 6:00pm

Teen Court — AYLA Volunteer Event

The Austin Young Lawyers Association is in need of attorney volunteers for Teen Court, a program that allows high school students have minor misdemeanors removed…

  • Free Event
 

Member Spotlight

Meet Austin Bar member, Devin Black.

How long have you been a member of the Austin Bar and what is your favorite thing about the organization?Professional Shot - Brick Background devin black
I became a member of the Austin Bar in 2013 and have been grateful for everything the organization has provided to the community in that time. In addition to being a great entry point into the vast network of like-minded professional attorneys in the area, the Austin Bar’s consistent commitment to pro bono opportunities speaks directly to the level of professionals the organization provides to the community and as a Care Commitment recipient for the past two year, touches the very basic reason most of us became lawyers in the first place.

What do you like most about being in the legal field?
Every occupation has utility, but there are few fields like the law that provide a direct, tangible effect in a client’s life that you can see and work through hand-in-hand with the client. People come to us because they have a significant problem in their lives that needs our attention. I have the chance to walk through it with them from beginning to the end.  This is especially clear when I have the chance the help local nonprofits and small businesses with dreams of changing Austin for the better.

What’s the craziest job (other than lawyer) that you’ve had?
While working at the Transportation Security Administration in undergrad, I was able to spend a few months as a bomb appraisal officer, in which it was my job to put together things that looked like bombs and to try and get them past the security check points at the airport. Making a Tickle Me Elmo into a destructive device is not something I remember being offered at Career Day in high school.

To read the entire Austin Bar 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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