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816 Congress Avenue, Suite 700
Austin, TX 78701
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mid-year membership special

The Austin Bar Association is running a membership special. Join today for 2016 and get the rest 2015, including all member benefits, for free.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 7 | 11:45am

Family Law Section CLE

Topic: Problems with Anti-Foreign Law and “Equal Parenting” Legislation Speaker: Karl E. Hays, Law Office of Karl E. Hays RSVP using by noon on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.…

  • Green Pastures Restaurant,
    811 W. Live Oak
  • | 1 CLE credit hour

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Wednesday, October 7 | 12:00pm

Labor & Employment Law Section CLE

Topic: Breaking Up is Hard to Do: From Non-Competes to TROs – Protecting Confidential Information & Trade Secrets Speaker: Susan P. Burton of Graves Dougherty Hearon &…

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


Wednesday, October 7 | 5:30pm

Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association and Foundation Joint Membership Social

TCWLA and TCWLF invite all Austin Bar members to a social to celebrate their current members and fellows, while encouraging new ones. This is a…

  • Jackson Walker,
    100 Congress Ave., Suite 1100

Friday, October 9 | 8:30am

POSTPONED – WTH?!?! What’s Next in Your Law Practice? CLE

This CLE has been postponed with a new date TBA. Join the Austin Minority Bar Associations for a CLE with 4.5 hours of credit, including…

  • Austin Bar Association,
    816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
  • $60 for members | 4.5 CLE credit hours

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Friday, October 9 | 11:30am

Bankruptcy and Financial Institutions Joint Law Sections CLE

Topic: 2015 Texas Legislative Update Speaker: Karen Neeley of Kennedy Sutherland RSVP to Kimberly Nash at by Monday, Oct. 5, 2015.

  • Independent Bankers of Texas,
    1700 Rio Grande Street
  • $25 for members | 1 CLE credit hour


Tuesday, October 13 | 7:00am

Real Estate Law Section Breakfast and CLE

Topic: Legislative Update Speaker: Chris Bynum RSVP to Michelle Johnson at or 512-435-2326 by Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.

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



Featured Video

Member Spotlight

Meet Austin Bar Member, Eric Hansum.

How long have you been a member of the Austin Bar and what is your favorite thing about the organization?Eric Hansum jpg
I have been a member since 2004. I love the employment law CLE lunches on-site. Over the years, those meetings have been a great avenue for meeting and keeping in touch with other colleagues in the same field.

What do you like most about being in the legal field?
You have the opportunity to change lives and impact future decisions for your clients. I became a solo practitioner a while back with a focus on employment and healthcare law. Since that time, I have really enjoyed learning the business side of the practice of law. And by being a solo, I have been able to handle cases in different areas that interest me that I may not have been able to as part of a large firm.

If you weren’t a lawyer what would you be?
Football coach. I love college football.

To view the entire 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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