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 event

national juvenile and family law judges conference

The NCJFCJ will meet in Austin for its annual conference July 26-29. The group will also install Judge Darlene Byrne as their 2015-16 President of the Board of Directors on July 28.

For the complete event details, click here.

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, July 26 | 8:00am

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Meeting in Austin

Dates: July 26-29 Location: JW Marriott, 110 E 2nd St. To download the conference event brochure, click here. Click here for information on the conference. Click…

  • JW Marriott,
    110 E 2nd St
  • Free Event

Thursday, July 30 | 10:00am

Free Webinar with Ethics Credit

The National Veterans Legal Services Program is offering a free webinar on Pro Bono Services with CLE credit. Click here for a complete agenda. Click…

  • Free Event

Thursday, July 30 | 6:00pm

Evening of Attorneys in the Arts

The Austin Asian American Bar Association is hosting its 2nd Annual Evening of Attorneys in the Arts. Cost: Pre-sale tickets are $10 until Friday, July…

  • The Highball,
    1120 South Lamar
  • Free Event
 

Monday, August 3 | 12:00pm

Austin Lawyers Wellness Group

A confidential monthly education  group for lawyers, judges and  law students seeking help while healing from depression, addiction, job stress, anxiety and other mental health…

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

Tuesday, August 4 | 5:30pm

Austin Bar Heart Walk Kick-off Reception

Austin Bar and AYLA members are invited to the Heart Walk Kick-off Reception! Join us and the American Heart Association for happy hour and learn how…

  • The Terrace at 816 Congress,
    816 Congress Ave., 15th Floor
  • $0 for members

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Saturday, August 8 | 8:00am

Animal Law Section Volunteer Event

Join the Animal Law Section as they volunteer at the Austin Animal Center. Did you know that some of the dogs at Austin Animal Center…

  • Austin Animal Center,
    7201 Levander Loop Bldg A
  • Free Event
 

Member Spotlight

Meet Austin Bar member, Devin Black.

How long have you been a member of the Austin Bar and what is your favorite thing about the organization?Professional Shot - Brick Background devin black
I became a member of the Austin Bar in 2013 and have been grateful for everything the organization has provided to the community in that time. In addition to being a great entry point into the vast network of like-minded professional attorneys in the area, the Austin Bar’s consistent commitment to pro bono opportunities speaks directly to the level of professionals the organization provides to the community and as a Care Commitment recipient for the past two year, touches the very basic reason most of us became lawyers in the first place.

What do you like most about being in the legal field?
Every occupation has utility, but there are few fields like the law that provide a direct, tangible effect in a client’s life that you can see and work through hand-in-hand with the client. People come to us because they have a significant problem in their lives that needs our attention. I have the chance to walk through it with them from beginning to the end.  This is especially clear when I have the chance the help local nonprofits and small businesses with dreams of changing Austin for the better.

What’s the craziest job (other than lawyer) that you’ve had?
While working at the Transportation Security Administration in undergrad, I was able to spend a few months as a bomb appraisal officer, in which it was my job to put together things that looked like bombs and to try and get them past the security check points at the airport. Making a Tickle Me Elmo into a destructive device is not something I remember being offered at Career Day in high school.

To read the entire Austin Bar Member Spotlight, click here.

The member spotlight is planned as a new 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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