ACS National Convention 2014

A program schedule is available here.


Honorary Co-Chairs
The Honorable Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader
The Honorable Patrick Leahy
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
The Honorable John Conyers


ACS is pleased to announce its 2014 Progressive Champions, who will be honored at the 2014 ACS National Convention. Peter B. Edelman, a distinguished law professor and director of the Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy, at Georgetown University Law School, is a nationally renowned advocate for the nation’s most vulnerable. Rick A. Palmore, General Mills’ executive vice president, general counsel, chief compliance and risk management officer, and secretary, is a celebrated attorney and corporate leader who has sparked industry-wide attention on the value and importance of a diverse workplace.


ACS is also proud to host a conversation between U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and longtime civil rights attorney and leader Theodore M. Shaw at the 2014 ACS National Convention. Justice Sotomayor and Professor Shaw, classmates at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx, will reflect on their personal journeys through tumultuous times and how they overcame obstacles to reach the very top of their respective careers.


Finally, ACS is offering convention attendees the opportunity to connect with other ACS members from around the country by attending a performance by the critically acclaimed political satire group The Capitol Steps. For more than 30 years, the Capitol Steps have been entertaining audiences across the nation, including five U.S. presidents. You, too, can see them live at the 2014 ACS National Convention. Buy your tickets now!


Register and Save the Date!

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We look forward to seeing you in Washington!


Are you a young public interest attorney? Fellowships are available!

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Are you a law student? Scholarships are available!

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Reserve your hotel room!

We sold out of hotel rooms for the 2013 Convention,
so click here to make an early reservation.

The Capital Hilton Hotel
1001 16th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036


For more information on previous ACS Conventions, click here.