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

2014 Law Firm Diversity Report Card Reception  - July 28, 5:30 p.m.
The Austin LGBT Bar Association is participating in a cocktail reception for the Austin Law Firm Diversity Report Card Release. Cocktails and appetizers will be served.
When: Tuesday, July 28 from 5:30 - 7:30
Where: Gardere, Wynne, Sewell, LLP - 600 Congress Avenue, 30th Floor, Austin, Texas 78701
Please RSVP to rrivas@gardere.com if you plan to attend.

August CLE - "Is Religious Freedom a License to Discriminate?" - August 24, 12 p.m.
Join the Austin LGBT Bar Association for a lunch time CLE presented by Jody Scheske on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and its use to discriminate against the LGBT community both pre- and post-Obergefell.
When: Monday, August 24 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where:  Austin Bar Association, 816 Congress Ave., #700, Austin, Texas 78701
Price: $15 for members and $25 for non-members
Please RSVP to dcollins.dc@gmail.com

Austin LGBT Bar Association 2015 Scholarship Gala: “Sculpting the Future”
Funding Scholarships for Law Students Who Promote LGBT Legal Advocacy
September 24, 7-10 p.m.
Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E Lee Rd., 78704 
Honoring Groundbreaking Lawyers Who Have Molded LGBT Law:
Chuck Herring – First Texas Same-Sex Marriage
Jody Scheske – First Texas Same-Sex Divorce
The evening will feature, complimentary drinks, tapas, live music, a silent auction of several bronze sculptures, and, of course, the opportunity to tour the beautiful grounds of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden, which have been reserved especially for the occasion.
100 percent of all ticket and auction proceeds benefit the Austin Bar Foundation & Austin LGBT Bar Association law student scholarship program.

Purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/SculptingTheFuture


OUTLaw Mentoring 2015-2016
The Austin LGBT Bar Association is seeking attorneys to serve as mentors to current University of Texas Law student members of OUTLaw, the Law School's LGBT affinity group.  The mentor program will begin in early September.  Attorneys in all practice areas are encouraged to volunteer.  Interested mentors must agree to meet with their mentee at least once quarterly. For more information and to sign up, please contact Daniel Collins via e-mail at dcollins.dc@gmail.com or at 915-588-0360.

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