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 Association Half-Day CLE
Friday, April 29, 2016
1:30 PM - 5 PM
Austin Bar Association
816 Congress Avenue
Suite 700
Austin, Texas 78701
3.5 hours of CLE & .25 Ethics
$50 for members (plus service fee)
$70 for non-members (plus service fee)
Tiffs Treats snacks!
Happy hour to follow across the street at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin hotel bar, 701 Congress Ave. 78701
- Oops, I Own a House with My Crazy Ex: Property Law in Non-Marital Same-Sex Break-Ups 
- LGBT Issues in Sports
- Same-Sex Common-Law Marriage in Texas
- LGBT Issues in Criminal Law
Buy tickets: http://bit.ly/1omVRpO
Join us for Dining Out for Life, May 17!
The Austin LGBT Bar Association is joining AIDS Services of Austin in Dining Out for Life to help sponsor Capital Area AIDS Legal Project (CAALP).  To do this, we are going to dinner at TRACE on May 17.  TRACE will donate proceeds from every dinner to ASA.
How to Join Us:  Make a reservation for dinner at TRACE on May 17 from 7:00 p.m. to close.  Reservations can be made by calling TRACE at 512-542-3660 or through Open Table.  Mention ASA (or leave it in the comments for Open Table) when you make your reservation.  Show up on the 17th and have a great time!
Sponsorships are also available.  Contact Fred Sultant at fsultan@gardere.com if you'd like to sponsor.  More details at http://austinlgbtbar.org/social
Volunteer for Volunteer Legal Services
Volunteers are needed for Volunteer Legal Services' monthly legal aid clinic May 4, 6 - 8 p.m. at Webb Middle School.  Contact Liz Brenner at ebrenner@bajb.com.
CLE on Cutting-Edge Controversies in Constitutional Law 
On May 27, 2016 the LGBT Law Section and Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section of the State Bar of Texas are co-sponsoring the full-day 10th Annual Bill of Rights Course:  Cutting-Edge Controversies in Constitutional Law.  The course will be presented live in Austin at the Texas Law Center.  The course will qualify for 6.75 hours of MCLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics.  Section members will save $25 on their registration.  Those who register early will save an additional $50.  
Click here for more information and to register: http://bit.ly/1RXf3q3

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