Austin Bar Gala (aka “the Lawyer Prom”)
This year, Nikki G. Maples and Monica B. Stallings attended the annual Austin Bar Association Gala themed “Fire and Ice”, benefiting Austin Adoption Day, Justice Mack Kidd Fund, Volunteer Legal Services, Free Legal Advice Clinic for Veterans, and Austin Bar in Action Self-Help Center Pro Se Litigant Program. Austin’s legal community arrived at The Four Seasons Hotel with glitz, glamour, and bling to celebrate another year with friends and colleagues. The lawyers and their guests put their best competitive foot forward as they bid against their friends in the silent auction to help raise money for the Austin Bar Association. Afterward, everyone gathered for dinner and celebrated the successes and achievements of the honorary guests. Later in the evening, lawyers and guests danced and dazzled one another, shared war stories, and enjoyed the evening outside of courtrooms and offices. The Austin Bar Gala is an annual event that requires a tremendous amount of effort and volunteer time to make such a great and beneficial evening. A huge “Thanks” to those who contribute every year so that the Austin Bar Association is able to continue providing access to justice for our community members.