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

** Join us: Happy Hour benefiting our AIDS Walk Austin team
This Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6 to 8 p.m. at Licha's Cantina, 1306 E 6th St., 78702. We'll have a bar tab, and Licha's will be preparing a special menu of $6 house cocktails and $5 small foods. We'll be accepting donations to our AIDS Walk Austin team. Donate online now at http://bit.ly/austinlgbtbarwalk. Thank you to our gracious sponsor, The Fowler Law Firm P.C., www.thefowlerlawfirm.com.

** Join our next board meeting!
Friday, Nov. 20, 2015
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Texas Capitol
1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
Room 3E.4 (Third floor, east wing, next to the Senate gallery entrance)
There is a visitors' garage on San Jacinto Street, between 12th and 11th Streets. Street parking is also available surrounding the Capitol complex.
Click here for visitors' maps: http://www.tspb.state.tx.us/SPB/Plan/FloorPlan/Complex.htm

** Join our team: AIDS Walk Austin, Nov. 8, 2015
The Austin LGBT Bar Association is walking in AIDS Walk Austin, the annual event which raised funds for AIDS Services of Austin and its sharing agencies. The Walk will take place Sunday, November 8, 2015 beginning at 11 a.m. Donate online now at http://bit.ly/austinlgbtbarwalk. If you have additional questions, please contact Daniel Collins at dcollins.dc@gmail.com.

** CLE: The Impact of Marriage Equality on Texas Law.
The Austin LGBT Bar Association is proud to support "The Impact of Marriage Equality on Texas Law," a CLE presented by TexasBarCLE and co-sponsored by the LGBT Section of the State Bar of Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 from 8:50 to 4:45 p.m. The event is available live in Austin or via webcast.

The Impact of Marriage Equality on Texas Law (live)
Austin - Dec 1, 2015
MCLE Credit: 6.75 hrs (includes 1 hr ethics)
MCLE No: 901326613
Register for Course: http://bit.ly/20nXFhB

** Volunteer: Volunteer Legal Services Legal Clinic Nov. 4 and Dec. 2
VLS provides legal advice to those in our community that may not otherwise have an opportunity to speak with a lawyer. Volunteers provide short, pointed advise to a series of pre-screened Austinites, and there are two more opportunities to volunteer this year! Please email Liz Brenner at elizabeth.brenner@gmail.com.

** Volunteer: Volunteer Legal Services Lawyers Change Lives fundraiser
Volunteer Legal Service's annual Lawyers Change Lives fundraiser event is ongoing through Nov. 13. VLS is looking for individuals to call attorneys who have given in the past to encourage future donations to VLS. To volunteer an hour of your time to make calls, contact Liz Brenner if you'd like to sign up: elizabeth.brenner@gmail.com. Here is a recent video from VLS regarding its volunteer services: https://youtu.be/SrkV0mnCt1w

** Save the date: Festivus party Friday, December 18, 2015
The Austin LGBT Bar Association's annual holiday party, Festivus, will be held Friday, December 18, 2015 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the home of Gary Schumann and Noel Landuyt, 1101 Enfield, Austin, Texas 78703. At the event we will accept donations for the LGBT law student scholarship created by the Association and the Austin Bar Foundation. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Daniel Collins at dcollins.dc@gmail.com.

** Volunteer: Transgender Name and Gender Marker Project
The Mithoff Pro-bono program at the University of Texas School of Law seeks volunteer attorneys for its student-led Trans Name and Gender Marker Project. The mission of the project is to provide low-income trans clients with free, high-quality services in preparing petitions for legal name and gender marker changes. The program hosted an informational and intake session in October at which prospective clients were identified. Organizers hope to host this clinic annually. If you have interest in now volunteering to supervise the work of law students working on clients' cases, or if you have questions, please contact law student Bryan E. Zubay atbryan.zubay@utexas.edu, and attorney Karen Langsley atklangsley@langsleylaw.com. More information can be found at https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ohw01jol8yxqHH

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