June 10, 2017

Run Like a Lawyer: Paths from Practice to Elected Office

2017 ACS National Convention

Alicia Plerhoples

Georgetown University Law Center
Begin: 0:01

Hon. Karl Racine

Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Begin: 3:28

Hon Kathleen Clyde

Ohio House of Representatives
Begin: 6:19

Amanda Litman

Run for Something
Begin: 11:38

Hon. Lee Harris

University of Memphis School of Law
Begin: 16:30

Hon. Rosanna Fernandez

Circuit Court of Cook County Illinois
Begin: 21:22

Hon. Jessica Jackson Sloan

Mayor of Mill Valley California
Begin: 25:28

Heidi Feldman

Georgetown University Law Center
Begin: 56:06

In this session, the audience heard from several elected officials who used their law degrees to propel them into state and local office. The panelists, including a judge, attorney general, mayor, and state representatives, shared their experiences of taking first steps towards a run, building a support network, balancing work and running for office, staffing and managing a campaign, and fundraising. The co-founder and executive director of Run for Something provided advice on running for office. The audience came away with concrete steps to take to explore their own potential candidacies for elected office.