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Wednesday, January 31 | 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Austin Bar Association Board Meeting

Austin Bar Association Seminar Room


Thursday, February 1 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Environmental Law Section CLE

Topic: Water Law Issues Before the US Supreme Court Speaker: Priscilla M. Hubenak, Chief, Environmental Protection Division, Office of the Attorney General of Texas The CLE will provide attorneys a background and update on water law cases pending before the United States Supreme Court, including Texas v. New Mexico and Florida v. Georgia. 1 hour partic. CLE Cost for Section members: Free without lunch, $15 with lunch Cost for Austin Bar/AYLA/Non-members: $20 Parking included. RSVP to David Terry by Monday,…

$15 | 1 CLE credit hour 


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Friday, February 2 | 11:45 am to 1:00 pm

Bankruptcy Section CLE

Topic: Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Software Speaker: Seville Drewfs A discussion of the new Chapter 13 Plan and other bankruptcy forms to be used in the Western District of Texas. This discussion will also include an introduction to various bankruptcy computer software programs and how to resolve any problems using the systems. This program will also be open to legal assistants. 1 hour partic. CLE Cost for Section members: $25 Cost for Austin Bar/AYLA/Non-members: $35 Lunch and parking included.…

$25 | 1 CLE credit hour 


Tuesday, February 6 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Animal Law Section CLE

Topic: Ag-Gag Laws: Implications for Food Safety & First Amendment Speakers: Mark Walters, Senior Counsel at Jackson Walker; Kelley Dwyer, Member, Law Office of Kelley J. Dwyer What are Ag-Gag laws? Why should we care about them? How do they affect the safety of the United States food supply? What implications do they have for our First Amendment rights? “Ag-Gag” laws seek to “gag” would-be whistleblowers and undercover activists by punishing them for recording and disseminating footage of animal agriculture…

$20 | 1 CLE credit hour 

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Wednesday, February 7 | 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Labor & Employment Section Annual Half-Day Seminar

Topic: Trials, Updates and Ethics Speakers: Laura Barbour, Tonia Lucio, Angie Marshall, Edmond Moreland, Stephen Yelenosky, Judge Robert Pitman, Robert “Bob” W. Schmidt, Kell Simon, Ted Smith, Dr. Dwight Steward This CLE will cover the following topics: What’s New in Employment Law? 2017 Case Law Update Roundtable on Ethics and Professionalism in Labor & Employment Law Cases Damages: Front Pay, Back Pay, Benefits and Mitigation: How to Prove Up and Defend Trying Your Employment Case in Federal Court 4 hours…


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

Family Law Section CLE

Topic: A View from the Williamson County Bench Speakers: Judge Betsy Lambert, 425th District Court; Judge Ryan D. Larson, 395th District Court; Judge John B. McMaster, County Court at Law No. 4 This CLE will present a view from the Williamson County Bench. 1 hour partic. CLE Cost for Section Members: $35 prepaid; $40 at door Cost for Non-Section members: $40 prepaid; $45 at door Lunch included. Discounted parking at UT for $6.50. CLICK HERE to register.

$35 | 1 CLE credit hour 

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Monday, February 12 | 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Free Legal Advice Clinics 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…


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Tuesday, February 13 | 7:00 am to 8:30 am

Real Estate Section CLE

Topic: Deconstruction and Reconstruction: New Life for a Dead Mall Speakers: Jay Hailey, DLA Piper; Matt Whelan, RedLeaf Properties This CLE will educate the Real Estate Section members and other attorneys on the subject matter of Deconstruction and Reconstruction. 1 hour partic. CLE Cost for Section members: Included in annual fees Cost for Non-section members: $35 Meal and parking included. RSVP to Gail Moore by February 6, 2018.

$35 | 1 CLE credit hour 


Thursday, February 15 | 7:30 am to 8:30 am

Solos Supporting Solos

Topic: Putting a Plan in Place for the Aging Years-. Speaker: Debbie Pearson, RN,  Founder of Nurse Case Management NEW LOCATION: The Café at Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756. We will meet in the upstairs seating area. New solos will have the opportunity to stay after the meeting and visit with any veteran solo(s) willing to stay about issues around setting up and maintaining a solo practice. No RSVP required.


Thursday, February 15 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Diversity Bar Mixer

Diversity Bar Mixer Thursday, February 15 Sellers Underground 213 W. 4th St. 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. We are still looking for sponsorships for this event, contact for more information.  


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