Austin Bar Association
712 W. 16th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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For Attorneys

The Austin Bar offers a variety of member benefits, including networking with judges and other attorneys, discounted and free CLE, and community service opportunities.

assistance programs

Explore the assistance programs we have to offer our lawyers.

Texas Lawyers Assistance Program

A 24-hour confidential crisis counseling and referral program to help lawyers, law students, and judges with substance abuse and mental health issues.


The Austin LCL group meetings are held every Tuesday and Thursday from noon – 1 p.m. at Central Christian Church, 1110 Guadalupe St.  in the Parlor (Stained glass door. Enter southwest door, under arches)

Justice Mack Kidd Fund

The Justice Mack Kidd Fund provides financial assistance for counseling and medical treatment on a short-term basis for Austin attorneys and UT Law Students suffering from depression or related illness. The fund resides under the umbrella of the Austin Bar Foundation in cooperation with the Austin Bar Association and Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program in the State Bar of Texas.

CLICK HERE for more information on the fund and how to apply.

CLICK HERE to donate to the Justice Mack Kidd Fund.

PCAP Assistance Program

Created in 1996, the Personal Crisis Assistance Program (PCAP) is designed to provide assistance to lawyers who, due to a personal crisis, face the need for temporary financial or practice assistance.


A website that aims to guide professionals seeking help for mental health and substance abuse problems, includes a national and local directory of inpatient treatment options. Mental health professionals have also personally written more than 1,500 responses to questions from the site’s advice column.

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