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Monday, March 11 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Judge Byrne’s Free CLE Series

Topic: Overview of Child and Family Services at Integral Care: How to access and what to expect Speakers: Melody Palmer-Arizola, M.Ed, LPC-S, Practice Administrator, Integral Care; Molly Dreckman, M.A., LPC-S, Practice Manager, Integral Care The CLE will give an overview of the programs offered at Integral Care and how to access each program. It will also share what the process looks like as a child goes through the system of care. Services available at Integral Care Programming Access Intake criteria…

| 1 CLE credit hour 

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

Members Only 4th Friday CLE

Topic: Ethical Duties and Electronically Stored Information Speaker: Fred Behning This CLE covers electronic discovery and the related ethical duty of competence. Drawing on guidance from the State Bar, recent e-discovery cases, and our own experience assisting attorneys, the presentation outlines the main risks to counsel and client of failing to properly understand e-discovery obligations in litigation. 1 hour partic. CLE 1 hour Ethics Free to members. Lunch included. Discounted parking available for $3. CLICK HERE to register.

| 1 CLE credit hour 

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Saturday, March 23 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

AYLA Race Judicata

The Austin Young Lawyer’s Association is hosting the first annual Race Judicata .5k. Participants will walk/run half a kilometer from the Texas Capitol to the Austin Bar offices. Participants will receive a “0.5k” sticker, a t-shirt, and a medal. After the race, participants will be invited to the bar offices for light refreshments and to learn more about AYLA. The proceeds of the race will be used to host a free legal clinic at Community First, a community that provides…


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

Business, Corp., & Tax Section CLE

Topic: Who Gets the 20% Section 199A Business Income Tax Deduction Speaker: Patrick O’Daniel, Norton Rose Fulbright This CLE will provide an overview of how the 20% business income tax deduction in I.R.C. Section 199A operates. 1 hour partic. CLE Cost for Section members: $15 Cost for Austin Bar/AYLA/Non-members: $20 Lunch included. RSVP to Kristie Iatrou by Monday, March 25.

$15 | 1 CLE credit hour 


Wednesday, March 27 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Fifth Annual AYLA Runway For Justice

For the fifth year in a row, the Austin Young Lawyers Association fashion show will return on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 6 p.m. at 800 Congress Ave. This year’s show will showcase both male and female lawyers modeling casual, business and evening looks.  We will serve champagne, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres! The AYLA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, organizes many charitable endeavors benefiting the greater Austin community, including AYLA Reindeer Games and Legal Clinics at the Community First Village. If…


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Friday, March 29 | 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.…


Saturday, April 6

AYLA Community First Village Resource Fair

Please come volunteer on April 6! It’s great way to get involved in our community and meet other young lawyers who are making a positive difference through volunteering. Email Debbie Kelly at to sign up!



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Monday, April 8 | 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm


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. Click here to volunteer. Veterans, please note: You must arrive by 3:30 to receive assistance.  Attorney volunteers will not be able to provide legal services such as wills or filing for divorce at the clinic. We will provide local legal resources if further legal assistance is needed. To best…


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Friday, April 12 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Honoring Professionalism and Civility as a Lawyer: A Half-Day of Free Ethics CLE

Hosted by the Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court and the Austin Bar Association The CLE is open to all Austin-area attorneys, on a first to register basis.  Patrick Keel will present on Mediation Ethics.  Claude DuCloux will present on Creating Strong and Effective Client Relationships:  The Art of Collaboration and Communication.  An all-star panel of Judge Karin Crump, Judge Eric Shepperd and Judge Robert Pitman, will then complete the third hour of FREE ETHICS CLE. 3 hours partic. CLE 3 hours Ethics…

| 3 CLE credit hours 

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

Judge Byrne’s Free CLE Series

Topic: Victim Privacy Protections – What are they and how do they impact the work you do Speaker: Maricarmen Garza, J.D., Victim Rights Group Coordinator at Texas RioGrande, Legal Aid This program will discuss the various privacy, confidentiality, and privilege protections afforded to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Starting with protections afforded through the Violence Against Women Act and ending with the Victim Information Privacy Act (Tex. Family Code Ch. 93), the presenter will discuss the origins and…

| 1 CLE credit hour 

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