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Law Day Essay Contest Extended

The Austin Bar Association is extending the Law Day Essay contest deadline to Monday, April 21, at 5:00 p.m. Students in 9th through 12th grades are eligible to participate. All essays must be written in response to "Why does my vote matter?" Editorials must accompany the entry form; be no longer than 500 words, typewritten, double-spaced; be the student's original work; and show critical analysis and historical evidence. 

Entries can be sent to the Austin Bar Association, 816 Congress Ave., Suite 700, Austin, Texas 78701 or emailed to Kat@austinbar.org. 

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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

Members Only 4th Friday Free CLE, April 25

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!

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 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 23.
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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