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Austin Bar Foundation

Supporting and expanding the provision of legal-related charitable and education programs in Central Texas.


The 14th annual Austin Bar Foundation Gala is on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Austin.

Proceeds from the Gala benefit the Austin Bar Foundation. For 2017, the Austin Bar Foundation will specifically collect funds for Austin Bar In Action’s Self-Represented Litigant Project and the Free Legal Advice Clinic for Veterans.

A “Great Gatsby” theme will make the event even more memorable.

Five Austin Bar attorneys will receive high recognition as they are honored with awards, including:

Distinguished Lawyer Award
David Hilgers & Martha Smiley
David H. Walter Community Excellence Award
Jo Ann Merica

Larry F. York Mentoring Award
Dirk Jordan

Joseph C. Parker Jr. Diversity Award
Tony Nelson

Carol Smith Photography captured memories throughout the evening of the 2016 Austin Bar Foundation Gala. Click here to view all of the photos taken by Smith.

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Gala attendees also enjoyed a photo booth. Click here to view all photo booth photos from Korey Howell Photography.

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