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.

Upcoming Events

Public Webinar: Lobbying and Advocacy 101
September 27, 2023 at 2 PM ET | Online | $60

After this workshop you will have a clear understanding of how to maximize your advocacy, the kinds of advocacy activities 501(c)(3)s can engage in, and when a communication is considered lobbying.

Public Webinar: 501(c)(3) Advocacy During Election Years
October 3, 2023 at 2 PM ET | Online | $60

Election years provide a great opportunity for public charities to highlight issues and interact with candidates and the voting public. This webinar will highlight some common pitfalls and provide suggestions and tips for avoiding them.

Public Webinar: Building Nonpartisan Partnerships with 501(c)(3)s, 501(c)(4)s, Unions & PACs
October 19, 2023 at 2 PM ET | Online | $60

If your organization wants to engage in coalition work with multiple types of tax-exempt organizations, this workshop will help explain how different types of nonprofit organizations can work together while staying in compliance with the law.

Public Webinar: Nonprofit Organizations and Ballot Measure Campaigns
October 24, 2023 at 2 PM ET | Online | $60

In promoting their policy agendas, organizations need to understand the laws governing their participation in initiatives and referenda. After this workshop, 501(c)(3)s will learn how the ins and outs of ballot measures.

For more Bolder Advocacy Public Webinars click here.


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.


Boldly Forward: Celebrating Nan Aron and the Future of AFJ

On October 20, 2021, Alliance for Justice hosted our Boldly Forward event and was joined by Stacey Abrams, Emily Bazelon, Michele Goodwin, Chris Hayes, DeRay Mckesson, and Elie Mystal. We were also thrilled that Speaker Nancy Pelosi stopped in for a surprise tribute. This year’s event paid tribute to Nan, founder and former President of Alliance for Justice (AFJ). She stepped down from the organization after 42 years of unparalleled determination and visionary leadership. It also served as part of our Boldly Forward campaign, which is designed to honor the incredible achievements of AFJ under Nan while ensuring that AFJ’s critical democracy-building work will move boldly forward into the next decade under our new President, Rakim Brooks.

Click here to watch the full event.

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.