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Austin Bar Foundation

Supporting and expanding the provision of legal-related charitable and education programs in Central Texas.


The 16th Annual Austin Bar Foundation Gala was held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Fairmont Austin.

Proceeds from the Gala benefit the Austin Bar Foundation, which supports programs like the Self-Represented Litigant Project, Free Legal Advice Clinic for Veterans, Austin Adoption Day, CANLAW Clinic, approximately $20,000 annually in grants to area law-related programs, and more!

Six Austin Bar attorneys received high recognition as they were honored with awards:

David H. Walter Community Excellence Award –
Fred Sultan

Larry F. York Mentoring Award –
Jeff Civins

Joseph C. Parker Jr. Diversity Award –
Toya Cirica Bell

Distinguished Lawyer Award –
Judge Sam Sparks
Jo Ann Merica
Claude Ducloux

Judge Sam Sparks – Distinguished Lawyer Award from Austin Bar Association on Vimeo.

Jo Ann Merica – Distinguished Lawyer Award from Austin Bar Association on Vimeo.

Claude E. Ducloux-Distinguished Lawyer Award Winner from Austin Bar Association on Vimeo.

Photos from the 2019 Austin Bar Foundation Gala

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