August 6, 2020

Travis County Justice of the Peace Nicholas Chu to Hear the Nation’s First Criminal Jury Trial via Videoconference

On August 11, 2020 at 8:30 a.m., Travis County Justice of the Peace Nicholas Chu will hear the nation’s first binding criminal jury trial via…

August 5, 2020

Travis County Civil Courts Launch Remote Jury Trial Program

The Travis County Civil District Courts have launched the Remote Jury Trial Pilot Program. Available dates are August 17, 2020; August 31, 2020; and September…

July 24, 2020

Austin Bar Association and Austin Young Lawyers Association Resolution

On July 23 and July 24, 2020, respectively, the Austin Bar Association’s Board of Directors and the Austin Young Lawyers Association’s (AYLA) Board of Directors…

July 8, 2020

Civil Courts Remote Jury Trial Pilot Program

The Travis County Civil District & County Judges are aware of uncertainties and concerns regarding the resumption of jury trials in Travis County during the…

July 1, 2020

Bar Presidents Support Deans’ Call for Change in Bar Exam Process

The Austin Bar Association joins other Texas bars in support of a letter from the 10 Texas law school deans calling for changes to the…

June 3, 2020

Statement from the Austin Bar Association

As we are enduring a pandemic that exposes inequity, we are witnessing racism’s poisonous persistence in and beyond our community. When we look back on…