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Upcoming Event: Animal Law Section 2014 Animal Well-Fair

This event is free and open to the public. Participating organizations include Austin Animal Center, Austin Humane Society, Austin Pets Alive, Austin Wildlife Rescue, the Humane Society of the United States, and Emancipet.

Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Time: Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Community Room at Whole Foods at The Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin, TX 78758

The first hour of the Animal Well-Fair will be an information program with speakers from various Austin-area animal welfare organizations sharing how they assist animals in our community.

The second hour of the program will provide attendees the opportunity to mingle with representatives from the attending organizations to learn more about how they can get involved as a volunteer or donor to help Austin's animals.

If you have any questions about specifics, please email Susan Salch at sesalch@cb-firm.com or Kelley Dwyer at kelley@dwyerlawaustin.com



Legal News

New Local Rules

The new Local Rules for the District Courts of Travis County were approved by the Texas Supreme Court on April 22, 2014. The District Courts will implement these rules beginning Monday, June 2, 2014.

Click here to download The Rules from the District Courts website
Click here for the Redline Version.
Click here
for the PDF of Judge Yelenosky's Presentation from the May 30th CLE.

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Attorney Volunteers Needed for Legal Clinic

Attorneys will provide brief, legal advice and lead veterans to local legal resources if further action is needed. We are seeking about 10 to 15 attorneys per shift in various areas of practice.

Date: Monday, June 9

Time: 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Location: New Austin VA Outpatient Clinic, 7901 Metropolis Drive, Austin, TX 78741

Email Attorney Volunteer Coordinator julie@austinbar.org by Thursday, June 5 to participate.


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Upcoming CLEs

Members Only 4th Friday Free CLE

Topic: Protecting the Vulnerable Populations
Speaker: Judge Darlene Byrne of the 126th District Civil Court

June 27 at noon
Austin Bar Association, 816 Congress Ave., Suite 700

CLE: 1 hour, including .25 hours ethics credit
Cost: FREE; open to Austin Bar Association members only. Lunch will be provided.
RSVP to Marissa at marissa@austinbar.org by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25.

CLEonline.com Member Benefit: New CLEs Available!

CLEonline.com delivers high-quality online CLE seminars at a discount to Austin Bar Members at your convenience! As an Austin Bar member, you always get 30% OFF Austin Bar Association CLEs. Enter code "aus2665" to get your member discount today.

Click here to start! Select "Content Provider:" and enter "Austin Bar" in the Search.

Check out NEW CLE content:
. Ultimate Trial Notebook Seminar - 2012 (5 hours credit)
. The Exoneration of Michael Morton (1 hour, including 1 hour ethics credit)
. Proposed New Texas Supreme Court Rules for Cases Under $100,000 (1 hour credit)


Austin Bar Judicial Preference Poll Results Announced

The Austin Bar has released the results of the 2014 Judicial Preference Poll. The purpose of the biannual poll is to give the general public an opportunity to see how local attorneys evaluate the judcial candidates appearing on the primary or general election ballot.

Results of the 2014 poll:

 County Court at Law #3
 Number of Votes
% of Answers
 Paul Evans (D)
 67 19.71 %f
 John Lipscombe (D)
 273 80.29 %
 Not answered  136 
 Total 340 
 Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2
 Glenn Bass (R)
 78 20.86 %
 Randall Slagle (D)
 296 79.14 %
 Not answered 102 
 Total 374 
 Justice of the Peace, Pct. 5
 Herb Evans (D)
 308 86.27 %
 James Braxton Forrest (D)
 49 13.73 %
 Not answered
 Total 357 


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