Austin Bar Association
712 W. 16th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Austin Young Lawyers Association

For more than 50 years, the Austin Young Lawyers Association has served the Austin community and the legal profession through a variety of programs helping those in need.



The Austin Bar/AYLA Leadership Academy was established to assist Austin-area lawyers in making a difference in our community, serving the Bar, and promoting professional development. (click on title for more information)


annual fundraiser – RUnway for justice

This committee plans and organizes an annual fundraiser each spring: A fashion show, featuring attorneys and judges as models.

Bar & Grill

This committee presents an annual musical production. If you are an attorney who can act, sing, dance, edit video, create ads, type programs, build sets, or simply want to be a part of the fun, email Debbie Kelly for more details.

Bench bar

This committee helps plan the annual day-long CLE hosted jointly by the Austin Bar and AYLA.

continuing legal education

This committee plans and organizes quarterly Continuing Legal Education for AYLA members.

Community Service Days

This committee provides lawyers and non-lawyers with periodic opportunities to volunteer for non-profit organizations. The community service events provide an opportunity for lawyers to make a relatively small time commitment, usually just a few hours on one day while being exposed to various charitable organizations and meeting other members of the legal and non-legal community.

Day of Service

This committee coordinates multiple community service events on MLK Day, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

docket call

This committee hosts a monthly happy hour for AYLA members. This event is the gateway event for many of our members, as nearly everyone’s first experience with AYLA is a Docket Call.

Holiday Programs: Holiday Baskets & Reindeer Games

The Holiday Baskets project utilizes the legal community’s resources to provide special holiday groceries and gifts and informative materials to Austin-area families in need. Reindeer Games is an annual holiday celebration for foster, economically disadvantaged, and/or special-needs children.

judicial reception

This committee hosts a reception for AYLA members to interact with members of the judiciary.

Law-related education

This committee plans and implements various educational programs aimed at school-aged children.

tailgate fundraiser

This committee plans and hosts a UT tailgate fundraiser event.



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