MAY SOCIAL Please mark your calendar for our Austin LGBT Bar Association Social/Happy Hour/Networking event scheduled for Tuesday May 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This event is being hosted by the law firm of Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody. We will have wine, beer, and snacks. The Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody offices are located at 401 Congress Avenue, Suite 2200, Austin, Texas 78701. We look forward to seeing you there!

CLE THANK YOU: The Austin LGBT Bar CLE luncheon that was held on April 9th was incredibly informative. We would like to thank our presenters, Elise Harriger and Sarah Woelk from the Casa Marianella project, who put on a fascinating program about the asylum issues facing LGBT persons. We will soon be promoting our next CLE event.

MEMBERSHIP: With your support, the Austin LGBT Bar Association will soon become one of the premier bar organizations in Austin. If you have any questions, wish to volunteer, or want to talk more about the Austin LGBT Bar Association, please contact either Fred Sultan at 512-577-9963 or Gary Schumann at 512-431-6544.

Click here to download the membership form.


Association Purposes

1) To promote education on issues relating to LGBT law;

2) to study and report on laws, decisions, and governmental regulations as they may affect the rights, responsibilities, and needs of LGBT people;

3) to provide a common forum for individuals interested in the legal issues of LGBT people; and

4) to raise the profile and acceptance of LGBT individuals within the legal community and serve as examples for professionalism.


Board of Directors

 Gary Schumann
Frederick Sultan IV
Ethan Meyers


President - Gary Schumann
Vice-President - James Shead
Secretary - Frederick Sultan IV
Treasurer - Matthew P. McChesney