Lawyer Chapters

About

ACS has lawyer chapters in over 40 cities and active organizing efforts in a number of other locations. A list of all lawyer chapters is available here. If you are interested in helping to organize an ACS lawyer chapter, please contact Lawyer Chapters at LCEmails@acslaw.org or 202-393-6181.

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Programming

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 Guide

2018 Program Guide: Safeguarding the Rule of Law

2017 Program Guide: Fighting For Our First Freedoms

2016 Program Guide: Are All Voters Created Equal?

Lawyers in Action

Arizona Lawyer Chapter

Our featured event for March 2018 comes from our brand-new Arizona Lawyer Chapter. On March 6, the chapter held its inaugural event entitled “A Year of Decision: Prospects for Progressive Change in Voting Rights and Election Law in 2018” at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. The program featured Roopali Desai, Partner, Coppersmith Brockelman PLC; Joel Edman, Executive Director, Arizona Advocacy Network; Nina Perales, Vice President of Litigation, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF); Josh Sellers, Associate Professor of Law, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; and Bruce Spiva, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP. The event got the Arizona Lawyer Chapter off to a great start. Special thanks to the new Arizona Lawyer Chapter Board, and especially Chapter President Andrew Jacobs, for all of their hard work in getting the Chapter off the ground. We are looking forward to more amazing events in the Phoenix area!

Bay Area Lawyer Chapter

Our first featured event for February 2018 is the Bay Area Lawyer Chapter’s program “Sexual Harassment & The Judiciary: What’s Next After Kozinski?” The program featured Heidi Bond, New York Times bestselling author and former clerk to Judge Alex Kozinski; Kelly Dermody, Managing Partner, Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco Office; Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate Magazine; and Emily Murphy, Associate Professor of Law, University of California Hastings. The discussion centered around the root of the sexual harassment issues currently facing the judiciary and the legal world, as well as potential solutions for institutional change. Over 50 people attended the event, with an even larger audience tuning in via a live stream on Facebook. Congratulations to the Bay Area Lawyer Chapter for hosting such a timely and poignant discussion.

Washington, DC Lawyer Chapter

The second February 2018 event of the month was the Washington, DC Lawyer Chapter’s event entitled “Getting Involved in State and Local Government: A Conversation About Careers in Offices of Attorneys General in the DC Area.” The event featured Loren AliKhan, Acting Solicitor General in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia; Carly Rush, Deputy General Counsel, Minority Staff of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee; and Leah Tulin, Special Assistant to Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh. The panelists discussed their experiences working in the offices of the Attorney General for DC, Virginia, and Maryland, respectively, and provided advice to attendees on how to get involved in such work. The panel discussion was followed by questions from the crowd and time for networking. Thanks to the Executive Board of the Washington, DC Lawyer Chapter for putting on such an informative event!

More past events here.

Staff

Zinelle October, Vice President of Network Advancement, zoctober@acslaw.org

Meghan Paulas, Director of Chapters, mpaulas@acslaw.org

Kate Azevedo, Associate Director of Chapters, kazevedo@acslaw.org

Molly Greene, Assistant Director of Chapters, mgreene@acslaw.org

Brian William Kaufman, Associate Director of Chapters, bkaufman@acslaw.org

Peggy Li, Associate Director of Chapters, pli@acslaw.org

Sam Fouad, Assistant Director of Network Communications, sfouad@acslaw.org

Kal Golde, Lawyer Chapters Fellow, kgolde@acslaw.org

FAQs

Who do I contact to:

Get an RSVP list?

Kal Golde

Get an email sent to my list?

Kal Golde

​Change my city/contact information?

Kal Golde

​Request event funding? Get help with programming and/or speaker ideas?

LCEmails@acslaw.org or your National contact

​Get involved with pro bono or volunteer opportunities?

Ashley Erickson

​Seek media advice or guidance?

Sam Fouad

Find my local chapter?

All of our Lawyer Chapters are listed here.