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

** AUSTIN LGBT BAR CLE **

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Friday, January 29, 2016 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Austin Bar Association - 816 Congress Ave., Suite 700. Austin, Texas 78701
Topic: Texas anti-discrimination ordinances & applying Austin’s ordinance

Speakers:

Chuck Smith, Executive Director, Equality Texas
Daniel Williams, Regional Field Organizer & Legislative Specialist, Equality Texas
The Honorable Susan R. Littleton, Attorney and former municipal court judge, Fowler Law Firm
Ms. Ashley Normand and Mr. Joe Miguez, members of the City of Austin Human Rights Commission

Equality Texas will discuss the recent election regarding the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), as well as discuss the different types of ordinances across Texas and their varying levels of protection. Then members of the Human Rights Commission and Judge Littleton will discuss in detail Austin's LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance.

$25 if member of the Austin LGBT Bar Association; $35 for non-members of the Austin LGBT Bar Association

1 hour partic. credit; 0 ethics hours

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Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/456198604588372/

 

** Austin LGBT Bar Association Board Open House - Join Us! **
 
The Board is holding an open house meeting in February to provide our members an opportunity to see how the Association is run and to seek participation. We invite all members to come to this meeting and get a first hand view into our governance. If you like what you see, we'd be happy to speak with you about future service on the Board or in an elected position! Please don't hesitate to reply to this email with any questions.
 
Friday, February 12, 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.

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** Austin LGBT Bar Association Happy Hour **
Thursday, February 18, 2016
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
1306 E 6th St., 78702.
Join us for our February happy hour on the back patio at Licha's in East Austin.
Licha's is providing a specialty menu featuring discounted signature cocktails and small food plates.
Special thanks to our generous sponsor, Mr. Rick Luisi, Coldwell Banker United Realtors!

 

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