Tag Archives: Austin Bar Association

TLAP to present Remote Well-Being Wednesdays in April

The Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program’s “Remote Well-Being Wednesdays: A Coronavirus Series” will take place weekly through April 15, offering attorneys a resource for tending to their well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs will take place from noon to 1 p.m. CDT via Zoom on the following dates. April 1 “Being at Home Boot Camp”—TLAP … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — March 16, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links Frequently Asked Questions — Coronavirus safety measures at … Continue Reading

Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — March 12, 2020

Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links Frequently Asked Questions — Coronavirus safety measures … Continue Reading

Austin Adoption Day celebrates 23 new families

Thirty-nine children became part of 23 families on November 7, 2019, at the 18th Annual Austin Adoption Day at Gardner-Betts Juvenile Justice Center. Along with more than a dozen attorneys, Chief Justice Jeff Rose, Justice Chari Kelly, and Justice Gisella Triana, all of the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin, plus many other Travis County … Continue Reading

Austin Bar wins two Luminary Awards at NABE Comm 2019

The Austin Bar Association took home two Luminary Awards from the National Association of Bar Executives, or NABE, Communications Section Workshop held in late September in Cleveland, Ohio. The Austin Bar won Best PR/Marketing/Social Media Campaign for its 2019 “Fly Me to the Moon” Austin Bar Foundation Gala and Best Special Projects Campaign for the … Continue Reading

Austin Bar, AYLA produce video

This year’s class of the Leadership Academy, a joint effort of the Austin Bar Association and the Austin Young Lawyers Association, has produced Law: A Profession of Service, a video of interviews with highly accomplished and well-known lawyers in Central Texas that aims to shine a positive light on the legal profession.… Continue Reading

Austin Bar and AYLA name new leaders

The Austin Bar Association and Austin Young Lawyers Association, or AYLA, announced new officers recently. Adam Schramek, of Norton Rose Fulbright, is now president of the Austin Bar; president-elect is D. Todd Smith; Kennon Wooten is secretary; David Courreges is treasurer; and Amy Welborn will serve as immediate past-president. Other members of the board of … Continue Reading

Vick: Attorney volunteers needed at the border

Editor’s note: State Bar of Texas President Tom Vick sent the following message to members on Thursday. I am writing with a quick update on the recent events occurring on our southern border. Although the Trump administration signed an executive order to end family separations, the need for volunteer attorneys remains strong—particularly Spanish-speaking immigration lawyers. … Continue Reading

CANLAW Clinic helps cancer patients with estate planning

Two Austin attorneys discovered there was a void within the cancer community and decided to do something about it. In April 2017, they founded the CANLAW Clinic to provide estate planning legal services to cancer patients. “The most rewarding aspect is knowing that our clients are equipped with the documents they need to deal with … Continue Reading

Austin Bar, local attorneys launch free cancer legal clinic

Two young attorney cancer survivors have joined forces with the Austin Bar Association and Austin Bar Foundation to create a free cancer legal clinic. The mission of the clinic—dubbed CANLAW—is to offer free estate planning services to those affected by cancer and their families, the Austin Bar Association announced in a press release. “Given my … Continue Reading

Austin Bar awarded Texas Bar Foundation grant for self-help program

The Austin Bar Association will soon receive a $10,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to create training videos for volunteer attorneys helping self-representing litigants, the association announced in a news release Tuesday. The recently approved grant will fund the video project, which aims to streamline the training program for volunteer attorneys who assist pro … Continue Reading

Austin celebrates Adoption Day

Newly adopted children and their families celebrated at the Gardner-Betts Juvenile Justice Center on November 3 as a part of Austin’s 15th Adoption Day. Austin Adoption Day is a partnership between the Austin Bar Association, Austin Bar Foundation, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and Court Appointed Special Advocates with help from Travis County … Continue Reading

Austin Bar offers 4 free legal clinics for veterans in August

Austin-area veterans can seek free legal advice and one-on-one counseling at the following free legal clinics in August: Monday, August 8: 1:30–4 p.m., Austin VA Outpatient Clinic, 7901 Metropolis Drive August 15: 1–5 p.m., Gillespie County Annex Conference Room, 102 E. San Antonio St., Suite C, Fredericksburg August 20: 1:30–4 p.m., Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 … Continue Reading

Local bar associations honored for pro bono work at Bar Leaders Conference

Bar associations from across Texas received recognition for their commitment to promoting access to justice at the Bar Leaders Conference July 15-16 in Houston. The Bar Leaders Conference, put on by the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Young Lawyers Association, and the Texas Access to Justice Commission, aims to help inspire effective leadership and … Continue Reading

Austin Young Lawyers Association to host women’s resource fair

The Austin Young Lawyers Association is hosting a resource fair for women in need Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A comprehensive all-day program, the event provides free resources, including legal assistance, medical care and mental health services, job skills and educational counseling, social services, financial counseling, haircuts, a clothing closet, childcare, as well … Continue Reading

Austin Bar Foundation holds annual gala, honors 5 outstanding lawyers, judges

More than 500 members of Austin’s legal community turned out for the Austin Bar Foundation’s annual Gala on Saturday. The Austin Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the Austin Bar Association. The foundation was established in 2003 to support and expand the provision of legal-related charitable and educational programs and services in Central Texas. Gala … Continue Reading

Animal Well-Fair educates citizens and attorneys alike

The Austin Bar Association’s Animal Law Section wants the public to know how to support animal welfare organizations throughout Central Texas. So, tomorrow, June 9, the section is holding its third annual Animal Well-Fair to serve as an information clearinghouse for concerned citizens. The event takes place at noon at the Northwest Recreation Center (2913 … Continue Reading
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