#MeToo Listening Session

We want to hear about your #MeToo experience in the legal profession. Please join the HLS ACS chapter and the HLS Harassment Assault Law-Student Team (HALT) for a listening session to discuss the issues we face as a profession and help us brainstorm ideas and best practices for improvement.

We will be joined by Kalpana Kotagal, a partner in the civil rights and employment practice group at Cohen Milstein, a member of the national ACS #MeToo Task Force, and co-author of the “Inclusion Rider.” We will hear from representatives from offices and student groups on campus about how they are responding to #MeToo, break into small groups for discussion, and then discuss solutions as a large group.

Should prefer to submit an anonymous testimonial, please click here.

Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, April 24, 2019

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Harvard Law School

Unconscious Bias: Advancing Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities in the Legal Field

Studies have shown that unconscious biases against persons with disabilities appear at a higher rate than for any other social group.

Join the ACS San Diego Lawyer Chapter and the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) Disability Interest Group for a discussion on how to manage unconscious biases against persons with disabilities, and how to advance employment opportunities for persons with disabilities in the legal field.


Peter Lynch, Managing Partner, Cozen O'Connor PC; Founder, SDCBA Disability Interest Group

Cassandra Mougin, Deputy City Attorney, City of San Diego

Erik Weber, Runner, Motivational Speaker, and Attorney

Registration will open at 5:15p.m. The hour-long program will begin promptly at 5:30p.m., followed by a reception.

1.0 hour of California Elimination of Bias MCLE credit has been approved.

Litigating the Resistance: Different Approaches to Impact Litigation

Join National Lawyers Guild, the American Constitutional Society, and the Plaintiff Lawyers’ Association for a lunch talk on the role of affirmative litigation in enforcing the law and defending the rights of the vulnerable, and options for careers in impact litigation. Panelists include Rachel Dempsey, a lawyer with the plaintiff-side employment firm Outten and Golden; Julie Veroff, a lawyer with the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project; and Molly Coyne, a lawyer with Environmental Advocates/Ecology Law Center.

Clerkship Q&A with GULC Clerkship Office

ACS and Georgetown's Associate OCS Director for Judicial Clerkships, Michele Hoff, will host a Q&A lunch event to talk about clerkships at the trial and appellate level for both state and federal courts. ACS Director of Strategic Engagement Zack Gima will also join and provide advice on the process and how ACS can help. Pizza will be provided!