Tuesday, August 26

Estate Planning & Probate Law Section Appreciation Reception for Probate Court, Staff, and Clerks

The Austin Bar Estate Planning and Probate Law Section is hosting an Appreciation Reception for Probate Court, Staff, and Clerks!

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 26
Time: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Location: El Mercado, 1702 Lavaca St.
Cost: Free for Section Members (two drink tickets for margaritas, beer and wine will be provided)
Any additional alcoholic beverages will be per cash bar. Nonmembers* may attend if they sign up and provide payment for the annual section dues on the evening of the reception. 
RSVP to Julia Benkoski at julia@jgblegal.com by Friday, Aug. 22.
Not a member of the Estate Planning and Probate Law Section yet?
Join today at https://www.austinbar.org/pages/signup or call 512-472-0279 to become a section member today!

LexisNexis Litigation Lunch & Learn

Join Kevin Bill, the LexisNexis® territory manager for Austin for a complimentary lunch and discuss the diverse selection of LexisNexis products and services available to fit the needs of your unique law firm.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 26
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Austin Bar Association, 816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
RSVP at http://bit.ly/LNAugLunch by Friday, Aug. 22.

Program Overview:   Demonstrate and discuss LexisNexis Litigation solutions as follows:
                                 -  Case Management: CaseMap, DocManager, TimeMap, TextMap, and Sanction
                                 -  Case Discovery: Early Data Analyzer and LAW PreDiscovery
                                 -  Q&A
Presenters:         Keith Nolte, Litigation Solutions Account Manager, LexisNexis
                                 Christian Burnett, Litigation Solutions Account Executive, LexisNexis
                                 Kevin Bill, Territory Account Manager, LexisNexis
Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the LexisNexis Litigation Solutions Suite and the benefits of digitally streamlining the entire litigation process.

Kevin Bill and the team at LexisNexis can't wait to meet you. If you have any questions about LexisNexis and their available services, please feel free to contact Kevin directly at kevin.bill@lexisnexis.com or 512-689-4928.



Wednesday, August 27

Entertainment and Sports Law Section CLE

All attorneys are invited to the August Entertainment and Sports Law Section CLE!

Topic: Insurance, Indemnity, and Risk Shifting for Entertainment Lawyers
Speaker: Blair Dancy of Buchanan DiMasi Dancy & Grabouski
Time: Noon
Location: Austin Bar Association, 816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
CLE: 1 hour credit
Cost: $15 for Section members to attend; $20 for Nonmembers. Lunch is included; parking validations are not.
RSVP to Patti Heaney at pheaney@bddglaw.com or 512-225-2841 by Monday, Aug. 25, at 5:00 p.m.
No-shows may be invoiced for the cost of lunch.



Thursday, August 28

Austin Adoption Day Core Committee Meeting

The Austin Adoption Day Core Committee will be holding its first meeting of the year.

Time: Noon
Location: Austin Bar Association offices; 816 Congress Ave. Suite 700.

Austin Bar Heart Walk Kick-off Reception

Save the Date - 2014 Austin Heart Walk will be on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Long Center for the Performing Arts!

Last year the Austin Bar dedicated their participation in the Austin Heart Walk to the memory of Ross Ehlinger and to support his family. Your efforts and generosity made the Austin Bar a top fundraiser. Please join the Fit Bar (Austin Bar Fitness Committee) for this year's Austin Heart Walk kick-off reception to find out what you can do to continue the fight heart disease and stroke!

Date: Thursday, Aug. 28
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Terrace, 816 Congress Ave., 15th Floor
RSVP at http://bit.ly/2014AHWKickOff

Can't make it the kick-off? Click here  to register or provide a donation through the Austin Bar's Heart Walk website. Contact Fitness Committee Chair Nikki Maples at nikki@jmccullarlaw.com with any questions.

Solo/Small Firm Section CLE

Free Pizza Lunch and CLE for Section Members, Courtesy of LawPay!

Topic: How a Solo Attorney Took on Microsoft and Won
Speaker: Paul T. Morin
Time: Noon
Location: Austin Bar Association, 816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
CLE: .75 hours credit
Cost: Free for Section members to attend. Parking validations not included*.
RSVP to Charles Smaistrla at CJS@laweconomics.com

*Discounted validations can be purchased from the Austin Bar Association front desk for $3 (valid from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.). Please have exact change or checks prepared. Credit cards will not be accepted in order to expedite check-outs.

This Month's Highlights

  • 8/1 : Travis County Probate Court’s “First Friday” CLE Brown-Bag Lunch Series
  • 8/4 : Austin Lawyers Support Group
  • 8/6 : Mamma Jamma Ride Fit Bar Team Kick-off Reception
  • 8/9 : Volunteering at the Austin Animal Center
  • 8/11 : Free Legal Advice Clinic for Veterans
  • 8/12 : Technology Law Section CLE
  • 8/19 : Biennial Legislative Session CLE w/ Senator Kirk Watson
  • 8/21 : Animal Law Section Meeting
  • 8/22 : Member Wellness Benefit: B-Vitamin Injections
  • 8/22 : Members Only 4th Friday Free CLE
  • 8/23 : Volunteering at the Austin Animal Center
  • 8/26 : Estate Planning & Probate Law Section Appreciation Reception for Probate Court, Staff, and Clerks
  • 8/26 : LexisNexis Litigation Lunch & Learn
  • 8/27 : Entertainment and Sports Law Section CLE
  • 8/28 : Austin Adoption Day Core Committee Meeting
  • 8/28 : Austin Bar Heart Walk Kick-off Reception
  • 8/28 : Solo/Small Firm Section CLE
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