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Austin, TX 78701
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15th Annual Austin Bar Foundation Gala on January 20, 2018!

The 15th Annual Austin Bar Foundation Gala is on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the JW Marriott in downtown Austin. Proceeds from the Gala benefit the Austin Bar Foundation.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, January 19 | 12:00pm

Estate Planning & Probate Section CLE

Topic: Common Law Marriage, Domestic Partnerships, and Civil Unions after Obergefell Speaker: Brian T. Thompson This CLE is a presentation on the U.S. Supreme Court’s…

  • Austin Bar Association – Seminar Room,
    816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
  • $20 for members | 1 CLE credit hour

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Saturday, January 20 | 6:00pm

2018 Austin Bar Foundation Gala

The 15th Annual Austin Bar Foundation Gala is on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the JW Marriott in downtown Austin. Proceeds from the Gala benefit the…

  • JW Marriott,
    110 E 2nd St

Monday, January 22 | 12:00pm

Judge Byrne’s Free CLE Series

Topic: Tips for Attorneys on the Travis County CPS Docket Speaker: Judge Aurora Martinez Jones, Associate Judge of the Travis County District Courts This session…

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

Tuesday, January 23 | 12:00pm

ADR Section CLE

Topic: Dealing with Difficult/Strong Personalities in Mediation Speaker: Dean Kilgore This CLE will present a brief catalog of different troublesome personality types, mechanisms to avoid…

  • Austin Bar Association – Longhorn Room,
    816 Congress 3rd Floor
  • $15 for members | 1 CLE credit hour

Thursday, January 25 | 11:30am

TCWLA Pathfinders Luncheon

TCWLA will honor three local female attorneys who have significantly contributed to the legal profession or used their law degrees in inspiring ways: Hon. Harriett…

  • JW Marriott,
    110 E 2nd St
  • $45 for members

Thursday, January 25 | 12:00pm

Civil Rights & Immigration Section CLE

Topic: Beyond the Courtroom: Public Deportation Defense Campaigns Speaker: David Bennion, Barbara Hines This CLE will train attorneys on how to work with organizers on community-based…

  • Scott, Douglass & McConnico,
    303 Colorado Street, 15th Floor
  • | 4 CLE credit hours



member spotlight: Travis Plummer

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

Since 2012. I love that the bar reflects Austin’s inclusiveness. I hear stories about some Bar Organizations being very insular, which can happen with any organization. However, the more people I meet in the Austin Bar, the more I see how welcoming and encouraging they are – they really want to serve members of our profession and are willing to help with any project they can.

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

I love that we are a profession which understands and embraces that we have a higher standard than just “going to work” every day. We obligations to our clients and our communities to serve others, and we take that seriously. I also appreciate the significant role that our profession had, and continues to have, in creating and maintaining our nation.

CLICK HERE to read the rest of Travis’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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