Enjoy these Austin Bar Member* Benefits
Online Austin Courts Resource Guide
Austin Bar members have access to the online Travis County Bench Book: Court Resource Guide, which features information on the Austin area courts, including questionnaires answered by judges, contact information for each court, and local rules for each court.
Austin Bar members enjoy a reduced fee for all CLE offerings sponsored by the Austin Bar. The Austin Bar Association offers approximately 10 - 12 full day Continuing Legal Education programs and sponsors several free members only programs throughout the year.
Member Discounts and Services
Austin Bar has been working with several companies to offer discounts to our members. Members will want to begin taking advantage of these numerous cost-saving opportunities as soon as possible.
The Austin Bar offers members the opportunity to join any of our 22 substantive law sections. Each section elects officers, with the Chair of each section serving on the Austin Bar Board of Directors. Throughout the year, the sections meet to conduct business and offer various CLE programs.
Through close to 20 committees, Austin Bar members can become involved in various community and law related activities. From our award-winning Law-Related Education projects to the annual Austin Adoption Day to the Fee Dispute and Judicial Affairs Committees, Austin Bar offers myriad opportunities for involvement.
Austin Lawyer is a 16-page award-winning newsletter published 10 times a year for members of the Austin Bar Association. Its focus is on Austin Bar activities, policies and decisions of the Austin Bar Board of Directors, legislation affecting Austin attorneys, and other issues impacting lawyers and the legal professionals. It also includes information on decisions from the Third Court of Appeals, CLE opportunities, members' and committees' accomplishments, and various community and association activities. Click here for a sample issue.
Bar Code is the Austin Bar Association's weekly e-newsletter featuring up to 10 items or events of interest to the legal community.
Austin Bar Association Web Site
Austin Bar Association was the first local bar in Texas to offer a web site. The Bar continues to utilize the latest technology to benefit our members and the public. The site offers a career center, calendar of activities, current news and activities, on-line registration for CLE courses and other association activities.
In addition to offering members the Austin Lawyer, frequent continuing education opportunities, networking possibilities, and numerous occasions to participate in community service, the Austin Bar Association leadership is continuously looking for ways to improve member benefits. To contact the association, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (512) 472-0279.
*Lawyers in good standing with the State Bar of Texas who live or work in Travis County or surrounding counties are eligible for membership in the Austin Bar Association.