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 Event

Bar & Grill THIS Weekend!

Don't miss the opportunity to honor - and poke fun at - the retiring judges in the 22nd annual Bar & Grill Show! Get your tickets today!

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, November 1 | 8:00pm

AYLA Bar & Grill Show

Bar & Grill is returning to the stage to help raise money for the AYLA Foundation. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Young Trialstein! For…

  • State Theater,
    713 Congress Ave
  • Free Event

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Monday, November 3 | 12:00pm

Austin Lawyers Wellness 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

Monday, November 3 | 12:00pm

Choosing a Health Plan for 2015… What to Know and Do Now

The State Bar launched the Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange in an effort to deliver quality medical coverage to State Bar members as well as…

  • Austin Bar Association,
    816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
  • Free Event



Wednesday, November 5 | 11:45am

Family Law Section

Topic: Alcohol Monitoring in Family Law Cases Speaker: Travis Turner and Soberlink of Austin RSVP by Oct. 31

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


Wednesday, November 5 | 12:00pm

Labor and Employment Law Section CLE

Topic: Due Diligence Dilemmas: Contacting Coworkers and “Purloined” Documents Speakers: James M. Mccormack and Kell A. Simon Please RSVP by Nov. 3 to

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


Wednesday, November 5 | 5:30pm


Join AYLA for a happy hour CLE featuring a panel of your favorite AYLA members: Mike Golden, Leslie Boykin, Mary Escamilla, John Rubin, Andrea Bergia,…

  • Austin Bar Association,
    816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
  • Free Event | 1.25 CLE credit hours




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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