You're Invited to the Austin Bar Foundation's 2014 Gala
Plans are now underway for the 2014 Austin Bar Foundation Gala. Our theme of "Austin City Lawyers" promises an evening of fun for all.
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014
Four Seasons Hotel
6:30 p.m.: Cocktails & Silent Auction
8:00 p.m.: Seated Dinner & Live Auction
Tickets available at http://bit.ly/18fe1yM
Contact Debbie Kelly at Debbie@austinbar.org to sponsor a table.
Deadline for table sponsors to be listed in the invitation is Friday, Dec. 13.
The annual Gala is the Austin Bar Foundation's primary fundraiser. Your tax-deductible contribution supports the Foundation's many charitable and community projects such as legal services to the poor, Austin Adoption Day, People's Law School, veterans legal clinics, law-related education projects, and other law-related charities.
Like years past, our live and silent auctions will feature many exciting items including trips, vacation homes, spa services, and fine dining. We will also honor respected colleagues Dave Richards and Pete Winstead with the Distinguished Lawyer Award, and Andrea Sloan with the David H. Walter Community Excellence Award.
Enjoy music from Austin's own Dale Watson! We look forward to seeing you there!
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid Google Fiber Recommendation
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid is currently one of the recommended organizations to receive Google Fiber next year. Google has agreed to provide up to 100 public or non-profit sites with the high-speed broadband Internet service free of charge until April 8, 2023.
TRLA promotes access to justice through the civil legal system. Google Fiber would allow the organization to work at a faster pace and with less interruption. If TRLA is chosen, it will save the program approximately $7,000 a month for 10 years.
We are asking members to contact City Council and request TRLA be kept on the Google Fiber list. The deadline to act is Wednesday, Dec. 11.
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Legal Build Still Needs Your Help
The Austin Bar Foundation and Austin Habitat for Humanity have completed the construction of this year's Legal Build home, built for Miguel and Joyce Ruiz and their family.
We still need almost $20,000.
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