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?

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 22 | 12:00am

Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section CLE

Topic: Drilling Down in the Texas Supreme Court Speaker: Charles Watson – Locke Lorde LLP RSVP by Oct 20 to

  • Austin Bar Association,
    816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
  • $12 for members | 1 CLE credit hour


Thursday, October 23 | 12:00pm

Judge Byrne’s “Brown Bag Lunch” CLE Series

Topic: Intro to TBRI for Child Welfare Lawyers Speaker: Heather Benzenhoefer, TBRI Educator and licensed Travis County attorney Participants will view the video, “TBRI An…

  • Travis County Clerk’s Office,
    1000 Guadalupe St. (Room 118)
  • Free Event | 1 CLE credit hour

Thursday, October 23 | 12:00pm

Solo/Small Firm CLE

Topic: How Attorneys Can Better Help Older Clients Speaker: Clyde Farrell; Certified Elder Law Attorney

  • Austin Bar Association,
    816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
  • Free Event | .75 CLE credit hours



Thursday, October 23 | 12:00pm

Bankruptcy Law Section CLE

Topic: Evidence 101 Speaker: Judge Tony Davis RSVP to

  • Judge Davis’ Courtroom,
    903 San Jacinto, Third Floor, Courtroom 1
  • Free Event | 1 CLE credit hour


Friday, October 24 | 12:00pm

Members Only 4th Friday Free CLE

Topic: Using Travis County Central Docket System Like a Pro Speaker: Warren Vavra, Civil Court Administrator at Travis County Click here to RSVP now!

  • Austin Bar Association,
    816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
  • Free Event | 1 CLE credit hour

Monday, October 27 | 1:00pm

Austin LGBT Bar Half-Day CLE

Mark your calendar! The Austin LGBT Bar’s next CLE will feature a half-day of topics on LGBT-related legal issues.

  • Austin Bar Association,
    816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
  • $30 for members | 4.5 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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