ACS National Convention 2019

June 6-8, 2019 in Washington, DC - There is still time to register!


The 2019 ACS National Convention will bring together lawyers, law students, judges, and policymakers to address some of the most urgent and challenging issues confronting our nation. Join us for the premier progressive legal gathering of the year.

Follow ACS on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and use #ACS2019 for updates and highlights! Check back for updates on keynote speakers and panel topics and visit the 2018 Convention page to watch keynote and panel highlights.


Convention speakers include Bryan Stevenson, Hon. Goodwin Liu, Hon. Colin Allred, Bob Ferguson, Hon. Anita Earls, and many more.

See all convention speakers, more to be announced.


Bryan Stevenson to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Bryan Stevenson will receive ACS’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 ACS National Convention. The award recognizes those individuals who have devoted a substantial portion of their distinguished careers to ensuring that the law is a force to improve the lives of all people.

Professor Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative and a Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. He has devoted three decades to challenging the criminal justice system’s bias against people of color, the poor, the young, the mentally ill, and other marginalized populations.

ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project to receive Progressive Champion Award

The ACS Progressive Champion Award recognizes extraordinary efforts to ensure that the law is a force to improve the lives of all people, protect our Constitution, and cultivate the next generation of legal leaders.

The work of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project has exemplified the tremendous positive impact that lawyers can have on individual lives and on the public debate of a critical policy issue.

See full list of honorees.

Convention Program

Panels will consider such timely issues as the need for structural reform of the Supreme Court, the role that state courts and state constitutions can play in protecting rights and liberties, and the need to develop a comprehensive government reform agenda to repair and safeguard our democracy in the post-Trump era.

See full convention program.


For all information on CLE credit during National Convention, visit the Convention CLE page.


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