Lawyer Chapters


The American Constitution Society is the nation’s leading progressive legal organization, with Lawyer Chapters in nearly 50 cities and active organizing efforts in a number of other locations. Through a diverse nationwide network of progressive lawyers, judges, scholars and many others, we work to uphold the Constitution in the 21st Century by ensuring that law is a force for protecting our democracy and the public interest and for improving people’s lives. Our chapters hold public programs across the country each year, generating “intellectual capital” for ready use by progressive allies and shaping debates on key legal and public policy issues. A list of all ACS Lawyer Chapters is available here. If you are interested in helping to organize a Lawyer Chapter, please contact us at or 202-393-6181.

ACS also works to cultivate the next generation of progressive leaders. We use our extensive national network to assist our members with career development, mentorship, and job assistance. Our members get access to job banks, special conference calls, and the opportunity to network with progressive leaders throughout the country. Access our member job bank here.

Not yet an ACS member? Join our network today, or you can join and set your membership auto-renew each year.

Lawyers of ACS

Learn more about our latest Lawyers of ACS feature:


July 2023: Katherine Macfarlane

Jul 28, 2023
Katherine Macfarlane (she/her) Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Disability Law and Policy Program, Syracuse University College of Law From an early age, I knew I wanted to be a lawyer. I was inspired by the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, and the young people who took part in sit-ins and […]
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At-Large Chapter

Although ACS Chapters can be found in almost every major metropolitan area, there are many who are unable to join one of our existing, location-based chapters due to a variety of circumstances such as a disability, physical location, or work schedule. That is why we launched our At-Large Chapter in 2019: to provide access to progressive programming on critical issues and create avenues to engage with the entire ACS network through an innovative and online-based platform.

Learn more about the At-Large Chapter here.


Join ACS or renew now and your membership will be current through the end of 2021, a critical year of growth and impact for ACS. Help us invest in ACS chapters, chapter programs, networking, pipeline development, and mentorship work. Thank you for your support!


Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

CLE Credits are a great way to attract new members to an ACS Lawyer Chapter event as well as encourage and incentivize programming attendance for busy ACS lawyers. More on how to apply for CLE here.

Program Guides

If you need ideas for an event, try checking out one of our program guides!


2022 Model Calendar
ACS’s Tax Exemption Federal Letter
Event Checklist
Lawyer Chapter Handbook
Membership Form (One Pager)
Reimbursement Form
Sample Event Sign-in Sheet
Sample Lawyer Chapter Constitution
Social Media Guidelines
Speaker Release Form
Zoom Guidance


Meghan Paulas, Vice-President of Network Advancement,
Peggy Li, Senior Director of Chapters,
Jordan Blisk, Associate Director of Chapters,
Robert Williams, Associate Director of Chapters,
Faith Pensinger, Associate Director of Chapters, 
Morgan Ipanema, Assistant Director of Chapters,
Jordan Guillen, Chapters Associate,

Who do I contact to:

Get an RSVP list?
Jordan Guillen
Get an email sent to my list?
Jordan Guillen
​Change my city/contact information?
Jordan Guillen
​Request event funding? Get help with programming and/or speaker ideas? or your National contact
​Get involved with pro bono or volunteer opportunities?
Ashley Erickson
​Seek media advice or guidance?
Find my local chapter?
All of our Lawyer Chapters are listed here.