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Amber Haney

Senior Paralegal

Amber is the primary client contact. As an invaluable member of the team, Amber works closely with clients to help them understand the legal process and to ensure all of their concerns are heard. She also provides investigatory services. In the courtroom, she manages documents and helps prepare witnesses for their testimony.

Amber obtained an Associate of Applied Arts and Science in Paralegal Studies from Austin Community College in May 2010 and graduated from Texas State University summa cum laude in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences in Occupational Education.

Amber is a Past President of the Capital Area Paralegal Association, where she currently serves as Pro Bono Chair and Programs Chair. She recruits and organizes paralegal volunteers for pro bono legal clinics throughout the Central Texas area. She connects new paralegals with mentors and helps paralegal students find internships. She has served as a board member for Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas since 2019.

In 2022 Amber won the Merianne Gaston Award for Excellence in Legal Support, an award given annually by the Texas Bar College. In 2021 CAPA awarded her the Paralegal of the Year Award and the Susan Norris Haney Community Service Award. and In 2019, Amber was awarded the Austin Young Lawyer’s Association Liberty Bell Award, The Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas Exceptional Pro Bono Award, the Pro Bono Support Staff Award from the State Bar of Texas, and the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Capital Area Paralegal Association.

In her spare time, Amber volunteers at the Cancer Law Clinic (CANLAW), where she serves as a paralegal and notary, assisting cancer patients and their caretakers with estate planning. Amber also enjoys playing volleyball in various adult leagues several times per year.

Memberships
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas Board Member and Ambassador
  • Capital Area Paralegal Association (CAPA) – Pro Bono/Community Service Committee Chair, Programs/Speakers Chair, and Sustaining Member Liason
  • Austin Bar Association – Pro Bono Committee
  • State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas, Poverty Law Conference, “Paralegals: Your Partners in Pro Bono” (August 27, 2019)
  • Greater Mt. Zion Church, “Estate Planning and Probate. What Happens When You Die Without a Will?” (April 13, 2019)
  • Austin Community College, Paralegal Program “The 10 Qualities of an Effective Paralegal” (Summer 2018)
  • Capital Area Paralegal Association, “Pro Se Litigants and Uncontested Family Law Basics” (November 2018)

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