Meet Austin Bar Member, Mike Yarber.
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 shortly after I passed the Bar and moved from Houston to Austin in the mid-1980s. Austin was a very different town 30 years ago, but it was great then and it’s still a great place to live and work. The Austin Bar provides a great way to meet colleagues you wouldn’t otherwise encounter, and 4th Friday Free CLE is great!
What do you like most about being in the legal field? As President of TLIE (Texas Legal Malpractice Insurance), I get to interact on a daily basis with some of the best and the brightest lawyers in Texas who teach me something new everyday.
What’s the craziest job (other than lawyer) that you’ve had?
When I was younger (much younger), I operated some of the amusement rides at Six Flags Over Texas. I made quite a splash one day when I tipped over a canoe full of guests into the water at the now defunct “Caddo War Canoes.” (Believe it or not, I didn’t get fired!)
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