Our Purposes

1) To promote education on issues relating to LGBT law;

2) To study and report on laws, decisions, and governmental regulations as they may affect the rights, responsibilities, and needs of LGBT people;

3) To provide a common forum for individuals interested in the legal issues of LGBT people; and

4) To raise the profile and acceptance of LGBT individuals within the legal community and serve as examples for professionalism.

How to Join

Click here to register for membership in the Austin LGBT Bar Association and pay your dues via PayPal.

News & Events

Legal Advocacy Award – Submit Your Nominations
The Austin LGBT Bar Association is making preparations to award its second annual Legal Advocacy Award to one or more attorneys in the Central Texas area who made a substantial contribution to the LGBT Community. Honorees will be recognized at the Austin LGBT Bar Association Awards Gala and Scholarship Reception.  If you would like a Texas attorney considered for this award, please submit your nominations before midnight, July 21, 2016 by clicking here: http://goo.gl/forms/X9XU2vZcioR1i0zs1
Annual Law Firm Diversity Report Card Reception!
Join us Tuesday, Aug. 9, 5:30 p.m. at 600 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701.  RSVP to Ray Rivas rrivas@gardere.com
Save the date: CLE on gun control
Following the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, the Austin LGBT Bar Association and American Constitution Society will now host a CLE on gun control.  Further programming announcements will be made soon.
When: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12 to 1 p.m.
Where: Austin Bar Association, 816 Congress Avenue | Suite 700 | Austin, Texas 78701
Price: $25
Parking: The Austin Bar Association will validate parking in their building for a reduced rate of $3.
Tickets: http://bit.ly/29A5Kfr
Join the Facebook event: http://bit.ly/29FdxKl
Save the Date: Austin LGBT Bar Association – Sculpting the Future 2016 Annual Awards Gala & Scholarship Reception
We're proud to announce that our second annual Awards Gala and Scholarship Reception will take place on October 13, 2016. Join us in honoring Texas attorneys who have made substantial legal contributions to the LGBT Community. The gala will once again take place at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.. With the purchase of your ticket, you'll enjoy drinks, tapas, live music, a silent auction, and of course, the opportunity to tour the beautiful grounds of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden.  Ticket and auction proceeds benefit the Austin Bar Foundation & Austin LGBT Bar Association law student scholarship program.   Sponsorship opportunities are available.
When: Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Where: Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum - 605 Robert E Lee Road, Austin, TX 78704
Price: $50 plus service fees at http://bit.ly/29FnfMO
Facebook event: http://bit.ly/29FnRlu
Volunteer: University of Texas School of Law - OUTLaw mentor program
As part of our service to the community, we assist members of the UT-Austin School of Law's LGBT student organization - OUTLaw - through a mentor program linking legal practitioners with students. Click here to sign up as a mentor: http://www.austinlgbtbar.org/service
Join our AIDS Walk Austin team!
The Austin LGBT Bar Association is again fielding a team for AIDS Walk Austin, AIDS Services of Austin's biggest annual fundraiser.  Join our team: http://bit.ly/29H0hX0

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