Meeting of Austin Managing Partners Forum Set for Thursday

The second meeting of the newly formed “Austin Managing Partners Forum” will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2015, at Husch Blackwell. The Forum, an initiative developed by the Austin Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators, was created to … Continue reading

New Leadership for Austin Bar Association and Austin Young Lawyers Association

On July 1, 2015, Judge Eric M. Shepperd begins his term as president of the Austin Bar Association. Judge Shepperd will lead the Austin Bar for a one-year term.  The Austin Bar Association, founded in 1893 as a nonprofit professional … Continue reading

Austin Bar/AYLA Leadership Academy Accepting Applications

The Austin Bar Association and the Austin Young Lawyer Association are presenting the Leadership Academy for the third year. Click here to apply for the 2014 class. The goal of the Leadership Academy is to train Austin-area attorneys on how … Continue reading

Austin Bar Association Elects New Board

The 2013-14 Austin Bar Association Board of Directors began its one-year term July 1, 2013. The Austin Bar Board includes the following officers, each serving a one-year term: President: Christopher J. Oddo, McGinnis Lochridge President-Elect: Elisabeth Earle, County Court at … Continue reading

Austin Bar Association’s Nominating Committee Announces Board Candidates

The Austin Bar Association’s Nominating Committee has identified the following positions and candidates for the Austin Bar Board: President-Elect:  Judge Elisabeth Earle (uncontested) Secretary:  Judge Eric Shepperd (uncontested) Treasurer:  Leslie Dippel/Brad Houston Directors (Four of which will be elected for … Continue reading

Looking for People in All the Wrong Places, How Law Firms Can Do a Better Job of Finding Top Performers

Editor’s Note: What follows is a guest post written exclusively for Austin Legal News by Jeff Moore ( When I ask an audience, “How many of you like to win?” hands shoot up quickly. When I follow up with, “Does … Continue reading