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Vote Today in Austin Bar & AYLA Elections

Ballot BoxThe Austin Bar Association and the Austin Young Lawyers Association are holding elections for officer and director positions for the 2014-2015 bar year.

Members of Austin Bar/AYLA should have received a notice from Ballot Box with voting information. Voting is also available in person at the Austin Bar office M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. through May 1 and the morning of May 2. The last chance to vote is at the Law Day Luncheon on May 2. Click here for information on the Austin Bar candidates and here for information on the AYLA candidates.

Please contact Kat Hinson at Kat@austinbar.org with any questions about the election.

For more information on the Law Day Luncheon, click here.

RSVP for Members Only 4th Friday Free CLE!

Don't miss Turning on the Tap - the Texas Water Plan and Prop 6
featuring Chairman Bryan Shaw, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and
Chairman Carlos Rubinstein, Texas Water Development Board!

This Friday, April 25
Doors open at 11:45 a.m. | CLE starts at noon
Austin Bar Association, 816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
CLE: 1 hour credit
Cost: FREE; open to Austin Bar Association members only.
Lunch will be provided. $3 (cash or check) for parking at 816 Congress garage on 9th Street.
RSVP to Marissa at marissa@austinbar.org by noon on Thursday, April 24.
RSVP early - Seats are limited! A waiting list will be started when we reach capacity.

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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, May 12

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

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

Contact: julie@austinbar.org by Thursday, May 8.



Upcoming CLEs

Legislative Committee CLE: The Expanding Roles and Duties of the Texas Secretary of State

Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry
General Counsel for the Texas Secretary of State Wroe Jackson
Legislative Committee Co-Chairs:
David Courreges of Courreges PC
David Chamberlain of Chamberlain McHaney
Date: Wednesday, April 30
Time: Noon
Location: Austin Bar Association, 816 Congress Ave., Suite 700
CLE: 1 hour credit
Cost: $10 (includes lunch and a beverage) for Austin Bar and AYLA members only. Free for brownbag attendees. $3 (cash or check) for discounted parking at 816 Congress garage on 9th Street.

All interested must RSVP to Julie at CLE@austinbar.org by noon Friday, April 25. 
Remember to indicate if you are a brownbag attendee.
RSVP early - seats are limited! A waiting list will be started when we reach capacity.

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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