Austin black lawyers association

For more than two decades, ABLA has been at the forefront of Austin’s legal community. Our members represent every facet of the legal profession, from elected and appointed officials, educators, and legislators, to members of law firms of all sizes.


Who We Are

In 1973, there were a total of fifteen African American lawyers practicing in the Austin area. That year a number of those lawyers came together to organize a support group for the African American attorneys to address issues that were essential to their legal and professional development and to address the lack of opportunities which existed at the time.

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Our events

Juneteenth Social

June 19, 2024, from 6-9 pm

February 8, 2023
Vigilante Gastropub & Games, 7010 Easy Wind Dr #150, Austin, TX 78752
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Our Board

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The ABLA welcomes support from individuals and businesses in promoting the interests of the organization. To that end, the ABLA provides sponsorship opportunities and opportunities for donations throughout the year. Your sponsorship will allow ABLA to continue its mission of supporting diversity and inclusion in the legal community and provide our members access to resources that will empower, support and develop their career. The ABLA Board reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject a sponsorship. Sponsors and donors are advised to contact their own tax advisor to determine the tax implications of a donation to the ABLA.

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