Zinelle October

Executive Vice President

Zinelle October joined ACS in November 2010 and is the Executive Vice President. She serves as a thought partner to the President and focuses on the programmatic, network and external aspects of the organization.

Before joining ACS, October was a national urban fellow at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund (NALEO). Before her fellowship, October practiced law for six years at firms in Florida and New York.

October currently serves as a National Advisory Committee (NAC) member for the Culture of Health Leadership Institute for Racial Healing. In addition, she is a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), National Bar Association (NBA) and Society of American Law Teachers (SALT).

October received her J.D. from Florida State University, her M.P.A. from Baruch College, and her B.A. in history from Columbia University.


Pre-Convention Events

May 24, 2022

InBrief Blog

Celebrating Judge Jackson

Russ Feingold March 25, 2022


Episode 1 - What is ACS?

June 8, 2021



National Convention - Monday

June 2, 2021



2021 ACS Student Convention

March 4, 2021


InBrief Blog

Impeachment Resources from the ACS Network

February 6, 2020



Latest News

January 14, 2020

press release

The House Impeaches President Donald Trump

December 18, 2019

press release

ACS Honors the Legacy of Rep. Elijah Cummings

October 17, 2019

press release

ACS on Pelosi Impeachment Announcement

September 24, 2019

InBrief Blog

A Message from Pam Karlan, ACS Board Chair

August 13, 2019



Lawyer Chapter Handbook

January 4, 2019



Student Chapter of the Week

March 31, 2011