Austin Bar Association
816 Congress Avenue, Suite 700
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 473-2720
View Map



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 Upcoming Event

Bar & Grill Show - Early Bird Tickets

Bar & Grill is returning to the stage to help raise money for the AYLA Foundation.

More info & sponsorship opportunities ...


Upcoming Events

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

Wednesday, October 29 | 12:00pm

Entertainment & Sports Law Section CLE

Topic: College Sports and the Law Speaker: Pete Reid, Pete Reid Law RSVP by Oct. 27 to

  • ,
  • $15 for members | 1 CLE credit hour



Wednesday, October 29 | 12:00pm

Mentor Program CLE

Topic: Improving Your Writing Skills Throughout Your Legal Career Speaker: Wayne Schiess, Director, David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy, the University…

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


Thursday, October 30 | 12:00am

Animal Law Section CLE

Topic: Dangerous Dog Hearings 101 Speaker: Eric Torberson A basic overview of dangerous dog hearings; including procedural issues and strategies. Cost for section members: $10…

  • Austin Bar Association,
    816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
  • $10 for members | 1 CLE credit hour


Thursday, October 30 | 5:00pm

Construction Law Happy Hour

Join the Austin Bar Association’s Construction Law Section for the Annual Fall Happy Hour October 30th! *Complimentary beverages and appetizers sponsored by Spire Consulting Group,…

  • Perry’s Steakhouse,
    114 West 7th Street
  • Free Event




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 ›

Back to Top