ACS National Lawyer Convening

  • Jarrett Adams, exonerated lawyer; Judge Lynn Adelman, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin; Tom Barrett, Milwaukee Mayor; Jerry Buting, Criminal Defense Attorney featured in Making a MurdererJohn Chisholm, Milwaukee County District Attorney; Judge Pedro Colón, Milwaukee County Circuit Court; Austin Evers, Executive Director, American Oversight; Kimberly M. Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney; Ruth Greenwood, Senior Legal Counsel, Campaign Legal Center; Joshua L. Kaul, Counsel, Perkins Coie; Bill Leuders, Managing Editor, The Progressive; Valerie Newman, Michigan State Appellate Defender Office; Estuardo Rodriguez, Jr., Principal, The Raben Group; Melissa Ryan, Founder, Factual Democracy Project; Judge Mary Jane Theis, Illinois Supreme Court Justice; Alora Thomas, Staff Attorney, ACLU; and Mark Thomsen, Chair, Wisconsin Elections Commission.
  • Keynote address from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan
  • Learn from the attorneys on the front lines of resistance efforts in Wisconsin and across the US
  • Earn CLE credit for enhancing the skills you use as an ACS leader and as an attorney
  • Opening reception at Milwaukee City Hall Thursday evening hosted by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett
  • Dinner at the Milwaukee Public Market Friday evening
  • Interactive workshops at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education in Downtown Milwaukee Friday and Saturday
  • Fellowships for Public Interest and Government Lawyers Available here
  • Special Subsidized Registrations for Wisconsin Lawyers Available thanks to the Brico Fund
  • More details (including our INCREDIBLE keynote speakers!) will be announced soon, but here is a working outline
  • Members of the National Host Committee include Alexis Cole, URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, Co-President, Washington, D.C. Lawyer Chapter; Scott Greytak, Represent.Us, Past President, Washington D.C. Lawyer Chapter; Chris Henjum, Flaherty & Hood, P.A., Co-President, Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter; Adam Kenworthy, Story County Attorney’s Office, Chair, Iowa Lawyer Chapter; Meredith Kincaid, Jones Day, Chair, Georgia Lawyer Chapter; Michael Meuti, Baker & Hostetler, LLP, Immediate Past President, Northeast Ohio Chapter; Joseph Parsons, Jones Day, Chair, Pittsburgh Lawyer Chapter; Peg Perl, Democracy TNG, Board of Directors, Colorado Lawyer Chapter; Manuel Quinto-Pozos, Deats Durst & Owen, P.L.L.C., Chair, Austin Lawyer Chapter; Dan Roth, Law Office of Dan Roth, Immediate Past Chair, Bay Area Lawyer Chapter, Past President, Columbus Lawyer Chapter; Neal Sarkar, AZA, Chair, Houston Lawyer Chapter; Saraswati Singh, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, Co- President, Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter*; and Grace Stranch, Branstetter, Stranch, & Jennings PLLC, Chair, Knoxville Lawyer Chapter. 

*Ms. Singh represents herself in this capacity and not the Attorney General.


For sponsorship information, contact Amy Gardner at [email protected].

Registration for our first ever National Lawyer Convening is now open!  


Milwaukee Travel Information
We look forward to welcoming you to Milwaukee!  Below is information to assist you as you make your travel arrangements. 
All activities will take place in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin either at or within walking distance of the University of Milwaukee School of Continuing Education Conference Center, located at 161 West Wisconsin Avenue. 
If you plan to drive, directions and parking information are located here
If you plan to fly, flying into Milwaukee’s George Mitchell International Airport (MKE) will be the easiest option. Milwaukee is served by several airlines, including Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, and United.   
If you choose to fly into O’Hare Airport (ORD), Wisconsin Coach Lines Coach USA offers a shuttle between O’Hare and Milwaukee’s Amtrak station in downtown Milwaukee. (From the station, you can either walk or take a short taxi/Lyft/Uber ride to the convening venues.) The cost is $30 one-way or $55 round-trip. For more information, please click here.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, ACS will provide a shuttle free to registered attendees to Milwaukee and O’Hare airports on Saturday, October 21. One shuttle will leave at 4 pm for those who are participating in the afternoon activities led by our Milwaukee Lawyer Chapter hosts, and one will leave at 2 pm for those who want to leave immediately following the conclusion of the convening program. The shuttles should arrive at the Milwaukee airport about 15 to 20 minutes after they depart, and at O’Hare approximately 2 hours after they depart.  Please keep in mind that travel times are approximate and may vary depending upon traffic and other conditions outside our control.    
If you are traveling from a city served by Amtrak, Milwaukee’s downtown Amtrak station (MKE) is a short walk or ride from the convening hotels. 
Hotel information:
We have secured blocks of rooms at the Courtyard Milwaukee Downtown and Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown.  Please use these embedded links when making your reservations; no special booking codes are needed.
Rooms are available at the Courtyard for $135 plus tax per night Thursday and Friday. Rooms Wednesday and Saturday nights may be available at the same rate; please contact the Courtyard and ask to speak with Paul Adams, the Conference Manager (414.291.4122) after you’ve made your reservation using the link above for Thursday and Friday. 
Rooms are also available at the Hampton Inn for $139 plus tax per night Thursday and Friday. Limited rooms are available for Wednesday and Saturday at the same rate.   
As you make your travel arrangements, please be aware that hotel rooms for Saturday, October 21 are in short supply in Milwaukee.  Please make your reservation early.
Thank you to our early sponsors of the National Lawyer Convening!  To sign on as a sponsor, please email [email protected].


Platinum Donor:

The Brico Fund


Silver Donor:

Myron M. Cherry & Associates, LLC


Donor Level:

Mastantuono & Coffee S.C.

Stafford Rosenbaum LLP


Questions? Email us at [email protected].