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Friday, February 21 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Judge Martinez Jones Child Welfare Law CLE Series

Topic: Cultural Competency, Race Equity & Implicit Bias in CPS Cases Speakers: Tanya Rollins, MSW, CPS Disproportionality Manager/Texas Department of Family Protective Services/Co-Founder at Child Welfare Race Equity Collaborative (CWREC); Hon. Aurora Martinez Jones, Associate Judge, Travis County Civil District Courts/Co-Founder at Child Welfare Race Equity Collaborative (CWREC) The Child Welfare Race Equity Collaborative (CWREC) was established to address disproportionality in the child welfare system in Travis County. The CWREC’s mission is to focus on racial inequities within the child…

| 1.5 CLE credit hours 

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Monday, February 24 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Civil Rights & Immigration Section CLE

Topic: Local Criminal Court Practices and Immigrant Clients Speaker: Ricardo Rodriguez, Criminal Defense Attorney Join us on for a presentation and discussion on local criminal practices, procedures, and diversion programs for common offenses and their potential benefit/impact on immigrant clients, how to advise clients facing both immigration and criminal consequences, and joint decision-making between criminal defense and immigration attorneys. 1 hour partic. CLE 0.50 hours Ethics Cost for Section members: $15 Cost for Non-members: $25 Lunch and parking included. CLICK…

$15 | 1 CLE credit hour 

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Tuesday, February 25 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Health Law Section CLE

Topic: New Expectations for Corporate Compliance Programs and Ethical Implications for Attorneys Speaker: Karen Nelson, Chair of the U.S. Healthcare Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement Practice at DLA Piper LLP This session reviews key provisions of new Department of Justice guidance relating to organizational compliance programs and identifies potential concerns for attorneys under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct. 1 hour Ethics Free. No RSVP necessary. Questions? Contact Cesar Lopez.

| 1 CLE credit hour 

Tuesday, February 25 | 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

AYLA Community Service Day – Central Texas Food Bank & the ABGB Hell Yes Project Volunteer Night

Volunteers help us serve more than 46,000 people facing hunger each week in Central Texas! As a warehouse volunteer you’ll help us inspect, clean, sort, box and prepare donated food and non-food items to distribute to our Partner Agencies and distribution programs and the folks they serve. The minimum age to participate is 8 years old. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult age 21+ in order to serve. If you are bringing multiple minors,…


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

Business, Corp., & Tax Section CLE

Topic: How Texas Business Lawyers Can Effectively and Ethically Use Social Media for Business Development Speakers: Shannon Montgomery, Montgomery Law PLLC; Zach Wolfe, Fleckman & McGlynn PLLC Our co-presenters—a business lawyer who represents social media influencers and a litigator who publishes a weekly law blog—will cover how Texas business lawyers can effectively use social media in their business development and networking while complying with the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct. Ethics issues will include (1) do you have to…

$20 | 1 CLE credit hour 

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Wednesday, February 26 | 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Austin Bar Association Board Meeting

Location to be determined


Thursday, February 27 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Solo Small Firm Section CLE

Topic: Cessation of Practice and Succession Planning Speaker: Dean Schaffer This talk will discuss considerations related to the cessation of a solo/small firm law practice and how to plan for succession. 0.75 hour partic. CLE 0.75 hours Ethics Cost for Section members: $10 Cost for Austin Bar/AYLA/Non-members: $10 Lunch included. CLICK HERE to register.

$10 | 0.75 CLE credit hours 

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Friday, February 28 | 11:30 am to 1:15 pm

Austin Black Lawyers Association 2020 Andrea Pair Bryant Legacy Lunch

Austin Black Lawyers Association 2020 Andrea Pair Bryant Legacy Lunch will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. at the Chateau Bellevue, Home of the Austin Woman’s Club, 708 San Antonio St., Austin, TX. The luncheon will honor Ashton Cumberbatch and Prof. Tracey McCormick. CLICK HERE for tickets and sponsorships. CLICK HERE for more information about Austin Black Lawyers Association


Friday, February 28 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Members Only 4th Friday CLE

Topic: Representing Asylum Seekers Pro Bono Under the Remain in Mexico Program Speakers: Lindsay Gray, VECINA; Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, Lincoln-Goldfinch Law, PLLC; Daniel J. Bleiberg, Jones Day Under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as “Remain-in-Mexico,” thousands of asylum seekers find themselves waiting in Mexico throughout their U.S. immigration court process.  Current statistics show that less than 2% of these asylum seekers are represented, and those that do not have counsel are five times more likely to have their asylum…

| 1 CLE credit hour 

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Saturday, February 29 | 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 on February 19, from 12:00-1:00. Lunch and one hour of CLE credit will be provided. Please RSVP to


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