Austin Bar Association
816 Congress Avenue, Suite 700
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 473-2720
info@austinbar.org
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For Attorneys

The Austin Bar offers a variety of member benefits, including networking with judges and other attorneys, discounted and free CLE, and community service opportunities.

assistance programs

Explore the assistance programs we have to offer our lawyers.

Texas Lawyers Assistance Program

A 24-hour confidential crisis counseling and referral program to help lawyers, law students, and judges with substance abuse and mental health issues.

1-800-343-8527

Justice Mack Kidd Fund

The Justice Mack Kidd Fund provides financial assistance for counseling and medical treatment on a short-term basis for Austin attorneys and UT Law Students suffering from depression or related illness. The fund resides under the umbrella of the Austin Bar Foundation in cooperation with the Austin Bar Association and Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program in the State Bar of Texas.

To apply, download our Justice Mack Find Fund Application.

PCAP Assistance Program

Created in 1996, the Personal Crisis Assistance Program (PCAP) is designed to provide assistance to lawyers who, due to a personal crisis, face the need for temporary financial or practice assistance.

Austin Lawyers Wellness Group

The Lawyers Support Group is 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. Participants will hear from a 45-minute speaker (an expert in the mental health field), then 30 minutes of peer support (lawyers supporting lawyers). Meetings are confidential and held monthly on the first Monday of each month (except for September). For more information, contact Cameron Vann at cameron.vann@texasbar.com or call Texas Lawyers Assistance Program at 800-343-8527.

CLICK HERE to watch a video CLE about grief “Let Us Lift You Up: Grief & Loss Panel” online.

MentalHelp.NET

A website that aims to guide professionals seeking help for mental health and substance abuse problems, Mentalhelp.net includes a national and local directory of inpatient treatment options. Mental health professionals have also personally written more than 1,500 responses to questions from the site’s advice column.

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