ACS Oregon: "The Democracy Fix" with Caroline Fredrickson & Annual Membership Meeting

Annual Membership Meeting

Please join the ACS Oregon Lawyer Chapter for our annual membership meeting and happy hour. Come out to learn about updates from the Chapter, meet up with your fellow members, and network with other progressive attorneys. All are invited.

Monday, June 17, 2019

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. PT

McMenamins Back Stage Bar

3702 SE Hawthorne Boulevard

Portland, OR 97214

The Democracy Fix with Caroline Fredrickson

After the annual membership meeting, join the ACS Oregon Lawyer Chapter across the street from McMenamin's at Powell's Books for a discussion with ACS President Caroline Fredrickson on her new book, The Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts, and Fair Elections. Fredrickson analyzes how the right has seized power at every level of government. She demonstrates how the right ruthlessly focuses on building intellectual capital, winning elections, selecting judges, changing legal rules, promoting fake news, gerrymandering, and suppressing the vote—and then shows how progressives can take government back with their own disciplined and principled counter-attack.

Featuring:

Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society

Monday, June 17, 2019

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. PT

Powell's Books on Hawthorne

3723 SE Hawthorne Boulevard

Portland, OR 97214

ACS Austin: Central Texas Juneteenth Parade

Join the ACS Austin Lawyer Chapter for the 2019 Central Texas Juneteenth Parade. The Chapter will be marching in the parade and passing out ACS Pocket Constitutions. 

Juneteenth, also known as "Freedom Day" or "Emancipation Day," commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas. While President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation ended slavery on January 1, 1863, the Proclamation had little effect in the State of Texas. On June 19, 1865, a Union Army General read General Orders No. 3 to the people of Galveston, Texas:

“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor.”

Please meet at 14th & Comal at 8:45 am to check-in for the parade, which will begin at 10:00 am. Street parking will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Look for the ACS logo!

ACS Minneapolis-St. Paul: Reflections on the Separation of Powers

Join the ACS Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter for a talk with Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Lillehaug about separation of powers issues; recent inter-branch disputes, such as governmental shutdowns and legislative investigations; and the judiciary’s role in resolving them.

Featuring:

The Honorable David Lillehaug, Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court

Lunch will be generously provided by Fredrikson and Byron, P.A.

1.5 hours of Minnesota CLE credit are pending for this program.

ACS Northeast Ohio: Summer Social

The ACS Northeast Ohio Chapter invites you to its first summer social. Join our members and fellow progressive attorneys for an evening of scintillating conversation, food, and drink. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. The summer social is an excellent opportunity for law students, summer associates, and new members to meet our chapter’s members and learn about all the opportunities ACS provides.

ACS Austin: The Current Legal Landscape of Diversity Efforts in Texas: Voting Rights, Law Firm Diversity, and the State Bar

Texas is ripe with legal issues regarding diversity and inclusion. This session, a number of voting measures that strike at the heart of inclusion and the right to vote have been pushed through the legislature. At law firms, the Diversity Report Card project has been keeping data on where firms stand on diversity and where they need to be. And lastly, the state bar is currently confronted with a lawsuit regarding hostility towards a portion of bar dues supporting diversity efforts.

Join the ACS Austin Lawyer Chapter for an engaging panel discussion on these issues, and a chance to weigh in and meet those work towards diversity in the legal profession.

Featuring:

Amanda Gnaedinger, Southwest Organizer, Common Cause; Member, ACS Austin Lawyer Chapter Board of Directors

The Honorable Rudy Metayer, Councilmember, City of Pflugerville, TX; Attorney, Chamberlain McHaney

Betsy Peticolas, Air Attorney, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; former President, Hispanic Bar Association of Austin 

A reception with refreshments and appetizers will accompany the panel.

Thank you to DLA Piper for generously hosting this event.