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About Our Event

19th Annual Austin Bar Foundation Gala - Homecoming!
Friday, April 22, 2022
Austin Country Club - 4408 Long Champ

Fellow's Pre-Party - 6:00 p.m.
Doors open - 7:00 p.m.

The gala is held to raise funds for the Austin Bar Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Austin Bar Association. The Foundation supports such projects as Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Law-Related Education, Austin Adoption Day, Veterans’ Legal Clinics, and other law-related charities.

Honoring Austin lawyers who have excelled in their profession and service to the community will be a highlight of the evening. The Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s award recipients.

Distinguished Lawyer Award - Ashton Cumberbatch, Karen Kennard, & Laura Bellegie Sharp

David H. Walter Community Excellence Award - Leah Bhimani Buratti

Larry F. York Mentoring Award - Colleen Sullivan

Joseph C. Parker Jr. Diversity Award - Kennon Wooten

This year, the fund-a-need will benefit the Justice Mack Kidd fund which assists attorneys and UT Law Students impaired by depression or similar mental health conditions by providing funds to pay the providers for the treatment of the disorder.  You can read more here:

Thank You to Our Sponsors