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Austin, TX 78701
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Credible Fear & Immigration Bond hearing training

The Austin Bar Association and American Gateways are offering a training on Monday, June 25 at 1:30 p.m. (CST) for attorneys who want to help families separated upon entering the U.S.  The training is currently at capacity, but it will be live streamed on Periscope.  A video of the training will be posted here within 24 hours after the training.
CLICK HERE for more information about the training and instructions on utilizing Periscope.


Upcoming Events

Monday, June 25 | 12:00pm

Civil Rights & Immigration Section CLE

Topic: Impact of Sessions v. Dimaya: How to Best Represent Noncitizen Clients with certain criminal convictions Speakers: Javier Maldonado, Stephanie R. Taylor On April 17,…

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

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Monday, June 25 | 1:30pm

Responding to Zero-Tolerance: Credible Fear and Immigration Bond Hearing Training

This event is AT CAPACITY. We are no longer taking names for a wait list.  Please utilize Periscope to live stream the training, or view…

  • Austin Bar Association – Seminar Room,
    816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
  • | 2 CLE credit hours

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Thursday, June 28 | 4:00pm

Civil Litigation Section CLE and Happy Hour

Beginning of Summer FRREE CLE and Happy Hour Speaker: G. Douglas Kilday, Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody In 2017, Austin lawyer Doug Kilday and his…

  • Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody.,
    401 Congress Ave., Suite 2200
  • | 1 CLE credit hour

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Monday, July 9 | 1:30pm

Free Legal Advice Clinics For Veterans

The Austin Bar Association offers free legal advice to military veterans and their families on a monthly basis at the Austin VA Outpatient Clinic. Attorney…

  • Austin VA Outpatient Clinic,
    7901 Metropolis Drive

Thursday, July 12 | 12:00pm

CAFA Section CLE

Topic: Working Across Differences Speakers: Jannice Joseph, Lori Duke, Stefenie White, Holly Parks This CLE will provide attorneys receiving court appointment on the CPS docket training…

  • Center for Child Protection,
    8509 FM 969, Building 1, Lexus Room
  • | 2 CLE credit hours


Monday, July 16 | 12:00pm

Judge Byrne’s Free CLE Series

Topic: Hidden and Hurting: Children with Incarcerated Parents Speaker: Molly McIntosh, Recruitment Coordinator at Seedling The CLE will give a brief overview of Seedling and…

  • 126th Civil District Court,
    1000 Guadalupe, 4th floor
  • | 1 CLE credit hour

member spotlight: Meghan kempf

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

I have been a member since 2014, and I love all of the different ways to meet and engage with other members.

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

Helping to empower clients through an understanding of the law. It is pretty awesome to watch a person or program reach their full potential.

If you weren’t a lawyer what would you be?

That’s a hard one! Probably a photographer, I love to travel and see new places.

CLICK HERE to read the rest of Meghan’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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