November 8, 2021

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Judicial Candidate Training

Join us for ACS’s Judicial Candidate Training on Monday, November 8th, 2021. Cosponsored by the American Muslim Bar Association and the Muslim Bar Association of New York, the training will last 90 minutes and will provide an introduction to judicial nominations. Panelists will give their insights on how judges get nominated, including commissions, timelines, and the ABA process. Panelists will also discuss how the judicial candidates should work with the White House, Senate (or in some cases House) offices, Department of Justice, and outside organizations.

Opening Remarks:

  • Russ Feingold, President, American Constitution Society
  • Adeel Bashir, President, American Muslim Bar Association


  • Neil Eggleston, former White House Counsel and current Litigation Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Ajay Kundaria, former Chief Counsel, Senator Amy Klobuchar
  • Judge Zahid Quraishi, U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Justice Leah Ward Sears, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia and current Chair of the 2021 Federal Nominations Advisory Commission for Georgia


  • Jill Dash, Vice President of Strategic Engagement, American Constitution Society