Alliance for Justice hosts events featuring keynote speakers, many of whom are nationally recognized leaders in the legal and advocacy communities, who inspire guests and share their expertise and perspectives on our important work. We also have a regular series of public webinars for our Bolder Advocacy program teaching best practices for nonprofits to engage in advocacy, lobbying, and community organizing.

There are multiple ways to support our events and the fight for equal access to justice.

Featured Events

Boldly Forward: Celebrating Nan Aron and the Future of AFJ
October 20th, 2021 | 6 PM ET

Join us virtually for a very special event as we pay tribute to Nan, President and Founder of Alliance for Justice (AFJ). She is stepping down from the organization after 42 years of unparalleled determination and visionary leadership.  

Upcoming Events

Encuentro de activistas audaces 
3 de agosto, 2021 at 2 PM hor del Este | Online

Un encuentro informal y gratuito entre activistas hispanohablantes para compartir sus experiencias, y también aprender las mejores prácticas para implementar los reglamentos de abogacía. 

Public Webinar: Advocacy Rules for Foundation Grantees
August 9, 2021 at 2 PM ET | Online

This workshop will help you understand the rules that foundations operate under so you can be savvier when it comes to requesting support for advocacy.

What Can 501(c)(3) Nonprofits do in California State and Local Recall Elections?
August 10, 2021 at 10 AM PT | Online

Since these elections are unique, 501(c)(3) nonprofits need to be aware of the stakes and how to educate the public and get out the vote without supporting or opposing candidates, particularly in online and social media communications.

Má s Sabio y Má s Audaz: Activismo No Partidista en Tiempos Partidistas
17 de agosto, 2021 at 2 PM hora del Este | Online

Dejen de dudar y aprendan sobre el poder del personal y voluntarios de las organizaciones 501(c)(3) de involucrarse en asuntos de elecciones.

Public Webinar: Election Activity for 501(c)(3)s
September 9, 2021 at 2 PM ET | Online

Election years provide a great opportunity for public charities to highlight issues and interact with candidates and the voting public. However, public charities cannot support or oppose candidates, and must avoid the appearance or reality of electioneering and other partisan activity, particularly in public and social media communications.

Public Webinar: Maximizing the Power of Your 501(c)(4) Advocacy
September 14, 2021 at 2 PM ET | Online

This training will provide an overview of how a 501(c)(4) organization can effectively – and legally – promote issues important to the community it serves.

Public Webinar: Foundation Support for Lobbying and Other Advocacy
October 12, 2021 at 2 PM ET | Online

Not sure how to make the case for funding advocacy?  Uncertain whether you can fund grantees that lobby? Wondering whether your public or private foundation can speak out on a particular issue? This training answers these questions and more!

Public Webinar: Social Media Rules for (c)(3)s
October 19, 2021 at 2 PM ET | Online

If your organization utilizes Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or any other social media platform, this workshop is for you!


Holding Court

Holding Court is a series of virtual conversations Alliance for Justice organizes featuring leading attorneys, progressive advocates, politicians and thought leaders on current events and today’s social justice issues. Join our network of supporters, public interest and civil rights attorneys, progressive partners, and advocates for briefings about timely legal and political developments that affect our rights and liberties.

Learn more about our Holding Court series here.

May I Approach? Courts and the Power of Inclusion

Launched in July 2020, May I Approach? is Building the Bench’s virtual conversation series highlighting the importance of experiential and demographic diversity for America’s courts.

Learn more about our May I Approach? series here.


Guilty People: A Conversation with Abbe Smith & Paul Butler

On December 10, 2020, Alliance for Justice was joined by Abbe Smith and Paul Butler for a virtual discussion about Smith’s latest book, Guilty People, which gives a thoughtful and honest look at guilty individuals on trial and how the defense must navigate through a complex criminal justice system.

Click here to watch the full event.

Justice First Virtual Event

On September 30, 2020, Alliance for Justice was joined by Bradley Whitford, Senator Sherrod Brown, NBC Analyst Heather McGhee, and former U.S. Attorneys Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance, along with some of our biggest supporters, to celebrate our mission.

Click here for the recap.

Stop Trump’s Judges: Protect Our Health Care and Our Rights Digital Rally

The coronavirus pandemic couldn’t stop us from speaking out against judicial nominees who do not belong on the court. On June 15, 2020, Senators Chuck Schumer, Mazie Hirono, and Bob Casey joined organization leaders and activists from over a dozen groups to speak out against anti-health care, anti-civil rights judges like Justin Walker and Cory Wilson.

Click here to watch the full rally.

40th Anniversary New York City Reception

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, AFJ hosted over 300 members of the legal and advocacy community for a lively and engaging panel featuring Above the Law’s Elie Mystal, MSNBC’s Maya Wiley, and Slate Magazine’s Mark Joseph Stern. It was a fascinating conversation that touched on the impeachment inquiry into Trump, the impact of ultraconservative judges on the federal bench, and the need for progressives to prioritize the courts in 2020. 

40th Anniversary Luncheon

On June 5, 2019, we celebrated 40 years of AFJ! We recognized Mary Ann Stein, President of the Moriah Fund, for her remarkable career and dedication to justice, and were joined by Senator Mazie Hirono, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Cecile Richards, and more!

2018 Champions for Justice Benefit

On December 4, 2018, Alliance for Justice hosted our 2018 Champions for Justice Gala in NYC and were joined by two extraordinary women: Champion of Justice honoree Roberta Kaplan, known for her successful representation of Edie Windsor in United States v. Windsor, which led to marriage equality; and Sally Yates, former Deputy Attorney General who made headlines for refusing to defend Trump’s unconstitutional travel ban. It was a truly inspiring evening, attended by more than 400 members of the legal and advocacy communities, and including remarks from Tony West, Deepak Gupta, Joshua Matz, and Hilary Rosen.

Week of Solidarity with Survivors

The week of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony included a national walkout, rallies at the Supreme Court and Senate, and a gathering of faith leaders.

Week of Action to Stop Kavanaugh

During the week of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, people turned out every day to show what’s at stake if he is confirmed to the Supreme Court.