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Thursday, April 2 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Environmental Law Section REMOTE CLE

Topic: HRSG Tax Exemption Speaker: Mike Nasi, Jackson Walker Mike Nasi will discuss tax exemptions for heat recovery steam generators (“HRSG”) 1 hour partic. CLE Free. RSVP to Katie Hobson.

| 1 CLE credit hour 


Friday, April 3 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


Topic: Tax and Other Business Issues Law Firms Face in the Wake of COVID-19 Speakers: Larry Weinstein, Weinstein CPA; D. Todd Smith, Smith Law Group, Austin Bar President This program will cover up-to-the-minute changes to tax laws, filing requirements, and payment deadlines resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as issues practitioners need to be aware of while sheltered in place and working from home. It will also cover: the home office deduction/working from home/accountable plans SBA loans employee sick…

| 0.50 CLE credit hours 

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Monday, April 13 | 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm


The Clinic has been cancelled for April and May.  If you are an attorney who is available to provide pro bono assistance to Veterans, please contact Doug Lawrence or Isabel Salazar. The Austin Bar Association offers free legal advice to military veterans and their families on a monthly basis at the Austin VA Outpatient Clinic. Attorney volunteers will provide brief, legal advice. Veterans, please note: You must arrive by 3:30 to receive assistance.  Attorney volunteers will not be able to…


Tuesday, April 14 | 7:00 am to 8:30 am

Real Estate Breakfast Section CLE

Topic: TBA Speakers: Victoria Haase, Principle at Thrower Designs; Steve Sadowsky, City of Austin Historic Preservation Officer 1 hour partic. CLE Cost for Section members: Included in annual fees Cost for Non-Section members: $35 Meal and parking included. RSVP to Nickoo Azimpoor by Wednesday, April 8.

$35 | 1 CLE credit hour 


Wednesday, April 15 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Texas Chapter of the Federal Communications FCBA Seminar

Topic: Robocalling Wars: Battling the Bad Guys Through Laws, Collaboration, Technology and Enforcement – Part II Speaker: Robert McCausland, Vice President of Regulatory and Governmental Affairs for West Telecom Services, Mark Foster (moderator), FosterDanowsky LLP 1 hour partic. CLE Restaurant and street parking at your own cost. RSVP to Matthew Karkos by April 15.

| 1 CLE credit hour 


Friday, April 17 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Lawyer Well-Being: Mindfulness-based stress reduction (online)

Topic: Mindfulness-based stress reduction (for the workplace and beyond) Speaker: Sanieh Morgan Details on how to view this online will be available soon. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (for the workplace and beyond) – Sanieh Morgan will provide an educational lecture involving methods and strategies for reducing stress in the workplace by implementing yoga-based techniques, meditation and breathing. The lecture will offer tools for de-escalating stressful situations presented in the practice of law and provide guidance for recovery after moments of depletion and exhaustion. Free. Lunch and parking included. Space…


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Thursday, April 23 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Still Loving It Lawyers Club Section CLE – REMOTE

Topic: What Wonderful Things My  Law License Lets Me  Do That Make Me Love Being a Lawyer  after Forty (40) Years. Speaker: Claude Ducloux, Law Offices of Claude Ducloux Award winning trial lawyer, mediator, author and raconteur Claude Ducloux will speak about his forty (40) plus years of practice and core philosophy: “How Can I Solve Each Problem Effectively, Courteously And With The Least Legal Expense Necessary To Accomplish The Task?” Mr. Ducloux’s  practice consists of advising individuals, businesses, professionals…

$25 | 1 CLE credit hour 

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Tuesday, April 28 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Health Law Section CLE

Topic: Third Party Recoveries – Best Practices & Legislative Update Speaker: R. Louis Bratton, Bratton Firm Subrogation Services The talk will set out how Hospital Revenue Cycle can most effectively collect on Patient Balances (self-pay, copay/deductible, and out-of-network) from the third-party who injured the patient. It will also cover best practices for Hospital Self-Insured Health Plans, Hospital Districts, and Indigent Health Plans’ ability to seek reimbursements from the third-party who injured the plan participant. 1 hour partic. CLE Free. No…

| 1 CLE credit hour 

Wednesday, April 29 | 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Austin Bar Association Board Meeting

Location to be determined


Friday, May 1 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

2020 Bench Bar Conference and Annual Meeting – POSTPONED

A VISION TO A HEALTHY PRACTICE **The 2020 Bench Bar Conference has been postponed. Date TBD** At this time, we are continuing with the Bench Bar Conference at Austin Country Club.  We will continue to monitor the coronavirus and let you know of any new developments. The Austin Bar Association and AYLA Foundation’s annual Bench Bar Conference provides local attorneys and judges the opportunity to interact outside the courtroom in a casual, discussion-oriented environment. Obtain continuing legal education while building…


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