Austin Bar Foundation’s Annual Fundraising Gala – The Awards and Aftermath

More than 500 members of Austin’s legal community packed the Four Seasons Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, for the Austin Bar Foundation’s 14th annual Gala.  The mission of the Austin Bar Foundation is to support and expand the provision … Continue reading

Attorney Takes over the Reigns of Entrepreneur Foundation

The Austin Business Journal has reported that Leigh Christie, an attorney, has been named executive director of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas. “Christie has worked as director of EF’s member company programs since 2012,” according to the Journal. “Before … Continue reading

Two New Members, Including an Austinite, Appointed to the Texas Access to Justice Foundation Board of Directors

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation has announced that Tim S. Kelly of Austin and Denise Scofield of Houston have been appointed to serve on its board of directors. The State Bar of Texas appointed the two new members to … Continue reading

Texas Access to Justice Foundation Awards More Than $63 Million to Nonprofits Across the State

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF) has announced its 2015 grants, totaling more than $63 million over the next two years, to be distributed to 30 nonprofit organizations throughout Texas that provide civil legal aid to disadvantaged Texans. With the help … Continue reading

Austin Bar Foundation Gala Raises $75,000

The Austin Bar Association held its 12th Annual Austin Bar Foundation Gala on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, with hundreds of attorneys in attendance to the sold-out event, which raised upwards of $75,000. Proceeds from the Gala benefit the Austin Bar Foundation. … Continue reading

Locke Lord Attorney to Receive the David H. Walter Community Excellence Award From the Austin Bar Foundation

Barbara Ellis, Of Counsel in Locke Lord’s Austin office, will be recognized with the David H. Walter Community Excellence Award at the Austin Bar Foundation Gala on January 31. This is the highest award given by the Austin Bar Foundation … Continue reading

Weisbart Springer Hayes LLP Attorney Tabbed as Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation

Kevin J. Terrazas, an attorney with Austin, Texas-based Weisbart Springer Hayes LLP, has been named as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the … Continue reading

Pete Winstead to be Honored at Austin Bar Foundation Gala Saturday Night

Pete Winstead of Winstead PC will be honored at the 11th Annual Austin Bar Foundation Gala Saturday night with the Distinguished Lawyer Award.  Winstead is one of two honorees who will be recognized for their outstanding commitment to the legal … Continue reading

Texas Bar Foundation Funds Interpretation Services for Abused Children

The Texas Bar Foundation recently awarded the Center for Child Protection ( a $3,500 grant for their “Acceso a la Justicia/Access to Justice” program, which ensures that interpretation services are available to children who have been victims of or witnesses … Continue reading