Christopher Wright Durocher

Christopher Wright Durocher joined ACS in 2014 and currently serves as Vice President of Policy and Program. He oversees the development of policy related to a wide range of criminal justice and access to justice issues. He works directly with scholars and experts to develop issue briefs and blog posts, manages and directs relationships with various coalition partners, represents the organization in coalition meetings, and develops and implements national programming related to the criminal justice and access to justice portfolios.

Before joining ACS, Wright Durocher was Government Affairs Counsel for The Constitution Project, where he oversaw the organization’s federal strategy on criminal justice issues, including the death penalty, right to counsel, and sentencing. Prior to this, Wright Durocher practiced as an associate at Mayer Brown LLP and as a senior associate at Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, PLC.

Wright Durocher received his J.D. from Boston University and his B.A. in English from the College of the Holy Cross.

Kara Stein

Kara Stein joined ACS in April 2010 and currently serves as Vice President of Policy and Program. In this capacity, she supervises the creation and execution of the organization’s substantive national programming, including the national convention and publications, coordinates the activities of national projects with student and lawyer chapters, and maintains relationships with practitioners, academics, public interest groups, and public officials.

Before joining ACS, Stein was the Director of Legal Advocacy at the American Jewish Committee (AJC). In that role, she was responsible for coordinating the Committee's amicus participation in cases concerning church-state separation, religious liberty, and civil rights, and worked closely with AJC’s regional offices to implement organizational policy, particularly in the area of immigration. Before joining AJC, Stein was an associate at Flemming, Zulack, Williamson and Zauderer, a litigation boutique in New York.

Stein received her J.D. from New York University, her M.P.A. from Harvard University, and her B.A. in history from Johns Hopkins University.