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Austin, TX 78701
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Friday, August 26 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Members only 4th Friday

**Please note change of Topic and Speaker** Topic: Local Rules Speaker: Warren Vavra, Civil Court Administrator, Travis County We have reached capacity. Please try livestreaming the presentation via Periscope. We will be live streaming this presentation on Periscope!    If you can’t make it to the CLE, you can still watch it online! Get ready by downloading Periscope to your mobile device, creating a Periscope account, and following the Austin Bar at @austinbarassociation.  To get credit for a livestreamed CLE, you will…

Austin Bar Association,
816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Free | 1 CLE credit hour 

Monday, August 29 | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Free Legal Advice Clinic for Veterans – Williamson County

The Austin Bar Association offers free legal advice to military veterans and their families on a monthly basis at the Austin VA Outpatient Clinic. Attorney volunteers will provide brief, legal advice. Click here to volunteer. Veterans, please note: You must arrive by 3:30 to receive assistance.  Attorney volunteers will not be able to provide legal services such as wills or filing for divorce at the clinic. We will provide local legal resources if further legal assistance is needed. To best…

Williamson County Veteran Services,
3151 SE Inner Loop
Georgetown , TX 78626 United States
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Tuesday, August 30 | 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Estate Planning & Probate Section CLE

Cannon Teleconference Topic: Valuation Vendetta: 2704 Regs Seek to Dump Discounts *Don’t forget to pack your own lunch!* On Thursday, August 4, the IRS published proposed new regulations under Section 2704 of the Internal Revenue Code. These proposed regulations, if finalized in their current form, will have a monumental impact on tax planning for many estates potentially subject to estate tax. In particular, valuation discounts for certain intra-family transfers of equity in corporations and partnerships, for many years widely available, may…

Austin Bar Association – Seminar Room,
816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
Austin, 78701
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RSVP: jwarren@warrenandlewis.com

Thursday, September 1 | 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Environmental Law Section

Topic: Managing Client Relationships Speaker: Claude Ducloux, LawPay Claude will train lawyers in the skills necessary to identify potential disciplinary rule, conflicts, and trust account errors within the client relationship.  He will discuss elements of client security measures, confidentiality, and file destruction procedures.

Austin Bar Association – Seminar Room,
816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
Austin, 78701
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$15 | .75 CLE credit hours 

RSVP: HWilchar@lglawfirm.com

Wednesday, September 7 | 11:45 am to 1:00 pm

Family Law Section CLE

Topic: Preparing Your Witness For Trial Speaker: Robert Swafford, Strike for Cause Jury Consulting Mr. Stafford will present on his unique approach to witness preparation:  the art of teaching witnesses how to tell their story as clearly and credibly as possible, while remaining cool under pressure.

UT Club,
2108 Robert Dedman Dr.
Austin, 78712
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$35 | 1 CLE credit hour 

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Wednesday, September 7 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Labor & Employment Section CLE

Topic: Updated Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime Regulations Speakers: Stephanie S. Rojo, Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, L.L.P. | Ann Price, Boulette Golden & Marin, L.L.P. This presentation will cover the Department of Labor’s final regulatory updates going into effect on December 1, 2016, which significantly impact the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white collar” (executive, administrative, and professional) exemptions from overtime protection, as well as the highly compensated employee overtime exemption.  The presentation will address the changes to the required salary level…

Austin Bar Association – Seminar Room,
816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
Austin, 78701
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$15.00 | 1 CLE credit hour 

Buy Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/labor-employment-section-updated-fair-labor-standards-act-overtime-regulations-tickets-26948911921

Thursday, September 8 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Welcome to the New Bar Year Happy Hour

All Austin Bar members are invited to attend a happy hour to help kick off the new Bar year.  Join us! Where:  Mean Eyed Cat, 1621 W. 5th St. When:  Thurs. Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m. Thank you to our sponsors, Rainmaker and Kim Tindall & Associates, LLC Free parking in the parking garage behind Mean Eyed Cat

Mean Eyed Cat,
1621 W. 5th St.
Austin, TX United States
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Friday, September 9 | 11:45 am to 1:00 pm

Legislative Update Commitee CLE

Topic: Disaster Response: 5 years since the Bastrop Fires, feat. Sen. Kirk Watson Panelist: State Senator Kirk Watson | Legislative Committee Co-Chair Elizabeth Caples Rogers | Legislative Committee Co-Chair David Courreges | Legislative Committee Co-Chair Monty Exter The Legislative Committee of the Austin Bar seeks to educate members of the Bar on various topics associated with the state legislature including pivotal changes in regards to disaster response in the state of Texas.  This CLE will focus on new laws and regulations pertaining to disaster relief…

Austin Bar Association,
816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Free | 1 CLE credit hour 

Monday, September 12 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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 issues.

Bluebonnet Room – Austin Bar Association,
816 Congress Ave., 3rd Floor
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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Monday, September 12 | 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Free Legal Advice Clinic for Veterans

The Austin Bar Association offers free legal advice to military veterans and their families on a monthly basis at the Austin VA Outpatient Clinic. Attorney volunteers will provide brief, legal advice. Click here to volunteer. Veterans, please note: You must arrive by 3:30 to receive assistance.  Attorney volunteers will not be able to provide legal services such as wills or filing for divorce at the clinic. We will provide local legal resources if further legal assistance is needed. To best…

Austin VA Outpatient Clinic,
7901 Metropolis Drive
Austin, TX 78744 United States
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