member spotlight: blair leake
How long have you been a member of the Austin Bar and what is your favorite thing about the organization?
I joined the Austin Bar and AYLA when I moved back to Austin in early 2016. Before that, I was actively involved in a local bar association in North Texas where I previously practiced.
My favorite thing about the Austin Bar and AYLA are the various events where we get to meet and spend time with other attorneys in settings that are not adversarial. It’s easy to get caught up in the litigation process. The social opportunities provided by the Bar help remind us that behind the zealous advocacy for our clients we’re all just real people with interests and lives outside of the law.
What do you like most about being in the legal field?
I enjoy the opportunity to stand up and advocate for people and businesses, whether at trial or otherwise. Sometimes you’re tasked with tough case facts, but it still feels rewarding even in those situations to at least know that you did your best to make sure your client came out the other end better than they would have without your help.
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