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Wednesday, February 20 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Administrative Law Section CLE

Topic: Ensuring Resource Adequacy in the Texas Electric Markets Speaker: Shelly Botkin, Commissioner at the Public Utility Commission of Texas; Bill Magness, President and Chief Executive Officer of ERCOT The PUCT is responsible for overseeing the regulation of electric rates and services and competitive wholesale and retail markets.  ERCOT is a nonprofit corporation subject to the oversight of the PUCT and the Texas Legislature that schedules power on an electric grid that connects more than 46,500 miles of transmission lines and…

$20 | 1 CLE credit hour 

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Thursday, February 21 | 7:30 am to 8:30 am

Solos Supporting Solos

Topic: Marketing your practice on a Shoestring Budget Speaker: Cindy Brummer, Standard Beagle Studio Reminder of our new Location: Rudy’s BBQ, 39th and North Lamar (across the street from Central Market. I hope we have found a new home. Rudy’s has great breakfast tacos, a big room on the south end of the building that should be empty at that time of day, and plenty of parking. Our meeting format is simple: 1) Attendees are given the opportunity to stand…


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Thursday, February 21 | 11:45 am to 1:00 pm

Construction Section CLE

Topic: How Long Should it Last? Durability as a Factor in Litigation Speaker: David H. Nicastro, P.E., F.ASTM, licensed professional engineer specializing in durability and failure causation theory Problems with manufacturing, design, and installation cause countless premature failures of construction materials; therefore, durability is a central factor in construction litigation. This presentation will synthesize a practical understanding of durability based on theoretical behavior, observations from failure case studies, and test results from The Durability Lab, a research center at The…

$12 | 1 CLE credit hour 

Thursday, February 21 | 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Diversity Bar Mixer

Thursday, February 21 Sellers Underground 213 W. 4th St. 5:30 – 8 p.m.


Friday, February 22 | 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Courthouse Mediation Project

Sponsored by the ADR Section of the Austin Bar Association Pilot Project January – March 2019 The ADR Section of the Austin Bar Association began its Courthouse Mediation Project on Friday, January 11, 2019. This free mediation project will initially be for a trial period of three months, in order for the judges and volunteer mediators to determine if the service is useful to litigants and their counsel. The ADR Section will have volunteer mediators available at the 8:30 a.m.…


Friday, February 22 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Members Only 4th Friday CLE

Topic: Family Law Basics for the Non-Family Law Practitioner Speaker: Nikki Maples 1 hour partic. CLE Free to Austin Bar members. Lunch included. Discounted parking available for $3. CLICK HERE to register.   Parking is limited in the 816 Congress parking garage. You may also find parking at these alternate parking lots: 801 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701 or 201W E 9th St, Austin, TX 78701.  Parking validation is not provided for alternate parking lots.

| 1 CLE credit hour 

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Saturday, February 23 | 9:00 am to 2:00 pm


Austin attorneys, paralegals, and volunteers coming together to provide free estate planning services for the cancer community. They provide: Last Will and Testament Medical Power of Attorney Statutory Durable Power of Attorney Healthcare Directive HIPPA Releases Learn more at or email A training for volunteers will be held at the Austin Bar Association on October 29, from 12:00-1:00. Lunch and one hour of CLE credit will be provided. Please RSVP to


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Tuesday, February 26 | 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

2019 Andrea Pain Bryant Legacy Luncheon

The Austin Black Lawyers Association invites you to the 2019 Andrea Pair Bryant Legacy Luncheon honoring the Honorable Yvonne Williams, Kameron Johnson, and Brian K. Jammer DATE: February 26 TIME: 11:30 a.m. LOCATION: Chateau Belleviue Cost for Austin Black Lawyers Association members: $50 Cost for Non-members: $60 CLICK HERE for tickets. The Legacy Luncheon is named in memory of Mrs. Andrea Pair Bryant, a longtime patent attorney, a founder of ABLA, and community activist. Enjoy a three-course meal & refreshments.…


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Tuesday, February 26 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

ADR Section CLE

Topic: Domestic Violence Issues in Mediation Speaker: Krista Del Gallo, Policy Manager at the Texas Council on Family Violence This CLE will discuss protocols for mediators conducting mediation involving victims of domestic violence, including providing physical safety and assisting with power imbalances; explanation of new domestic violence training requirements for mediators. 1 hour partic. CLE 0.50 hours Ethics Cost for Section members: $15 Cost for Austin Bar/AYLA members: $20 Cost for Non-members: $25 Lunch and parking included. RSVP to Sara…

$15 | 1 CLE credit hour 


Wednesday, February 27 | 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Business, Corp., & Tax Law Section CLE

Topic: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency – A Practitioner’s and Enforcement Perspective Speakers: Joe Rotunda, Director of Enforcement at Texas State Securities Board; Nathan Roach, Innocenti Jones PLLC 1 hour partic. CLE Cost for Section members: $15 Cost for Austin Bar/AYLA/Non-members: $20 Lunch included. RSVP to Kristie Iatrou by February 25.

$15 | 1 CLE credit hour 


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