Austin Bar Association
816 Congress Avenue, Suite 700
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 473-2720
info@austinbar.org
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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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resources for flood victims

Members of the Austin Bar Association are working to organize relief efforts.  Please contact Amy Welborn if you would like to volunteer with a legal aid hotline, or to help at free legal clinics in Hays, Caldwell or Bastrop Counties.

For other relief efforts and resources, click here.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 28 | 12:00pm

Solo/Small Firm Section CLE

Topic: Becoming a Better Legal Writer Speaker: Wayne Schiess, Director, David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy, the University of Texas School…

  • Austin Bar Association – Seminar Room,
    816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
  • $0 for members | .75 CLE credit hours

Friday, May 29 | 12:00pm

Financial Institutions Law Section CLE

All attorneys are invited to review the most recent residential mortgage lending regulations with an emphasis on the Truth in Lending RESPA Integrated Disclosures which…

  • Austin Bar Association – Seminar Room,
    816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
  • Free Event | 1.0 CLE credit hour

RSVP: mathew.jacob@jacoblegal.com

Friday, May 29 | 5:00pm

Austin LGBT Bar / LGBT Section of State Bar of Texas Happy Hour

The Austin LGBT Bar Association together with the LGBT section of the State Bar are hosting a happy hour. Join them for drinks, appetizers, and conversation.…

  • El Mercado,
    1702 Lavaca
  • Free Event
 

Saturday, May 30 | 1:30pm

AYLA Community Service Day

Volunteer with AYLA before the DOG days of summer arrive. Join us for the final Community Day of Service before the summer break as we…

  • Bastrop County Animal Services,
    589 Cool Water Drive
  • Free Event

Monday, June 1 | 12:00pm

Austin Lawyers Support 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, June 2 | 12:00pm

Austin Bar and AYLA Judicial Program Lunch

Topic: A Retrospective – The First Five Months of a Lifetime Appointment Speaker: Judge Robert Pitman, U.S. District Judge, Western District of Texas RSVP to…

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

RSVP: debbie@austinbar.org

 

Spotlight

Law Day 2015: magna carta – symbol of freedom under lawDSC_5814

The annual local celebration of Law Day was held Thursday, April 30, 2015.

The Austin Bar Association, along with Volunteer Legal Services, and AYLA, gave out several annual awards

Regina Rogoff Award — David Escamilla
Professionalism Award — Martha Dickie
Liberty Bell Award — Belinda Powell
Outstanding Young Lawyer Award — Jessica Palvino
Mentor Award — Ranelle Meroney
Susan P. Burton Award — Hong Shi
J. Chrys Dougherty Award — Kris Algert
Joseph H. Hart Award — Austin Office of Vinson & Elkins

The Austin Bar Foundation also awarded grants to Asian Family Support Services of Austin, Texas State Law Library, and Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts.

For more photos of this year’s event, click here.

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