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

Officer elections and dues:
The Association puts forth the following individuals as candidates for its 2016 board of directors.  If you would like to run for a board position, contact us.  Expect an electronic ballot to be emailed to membership in the coming weeks. 
President - Bobby Vela
Vice President - Christine Andresen
Secretary - Marshall Eudy
Treasurer - Daniel Collins
Membership Chair - Stefanie Collins
Social Chair - Ryan Malloy
The Austin LGBT Bar Association's new bar year begins Sept. 1, 2016.  If you're not up to date on your dues, click on the JOIN link.  Dues are $30 for attorneys and $20 for non-attorneys. Questions? Contact us.
Join us: "Tabs on Texas: Diverse Attorney Hiring and Retention in the Lone Star State" - June 8
The demographics of leading Texas law firms do not accurately represent the general population, with attorneys of color and women lagging far behind their white male peers. Please join us to discuss why past efforts to diversify the legal profession have fallen short, and what can be done to remedy these conditions moving forward.
We'll kick off the night with a brief Guided Cheese Tasting led by one of Antonelli's Cheese Shop's resident cheesemongers, followed by a presentation and Q&A session by Ryan Malloy of legal search firm VOYlegal and the Austin LGBT Bar Association on the state of diversity in the Texas legal industry.
Where: Antonelli's Cheese Shop, 500 Park Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
When: Wednesday, June 8th 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Price: $50 -- Limited to 30 people!  Get your tickets now! 
Buy Tickets: http://bit.ly/1sywtQh
Volunteer: Volunteer Legal Services
Volunteers are needed for Volunteer Legal Services' monthly legal aid clinic at Webb Middle School.  Clinics are held the first Wednesday of every month.  Contact Liz Brenner at ebrenner@bajb.com.
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. We also assist through résumé review days, in which our members offer feedback and guidance to students, with special attention given to considerations of being out in the job search process. If you are an attorney and would like to offer your support with these programs, please sign up for the mentor program via the link below. Mentor program guidelines also follow.
Click on the SERVICE link to sign up.


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