Safeguarding the 2024 Election: The Role for Lawyers


While the stakes are enormous in the 2024 election, misinformation, efforts to delegitimize the election and other obstacles can prevent and discourage people from exercising the franchise.

Lawyers have a special role to play in helping to preserve the election system, by litigating and advocating to preserve the opportunity to vote and keep elections free and fair, and by helping voters navigate pitfalls.

This program, featuring speakers engaged in ensuring fair elections, aims to explain what is at stake, identify the many issues to be addressed, and encourage lawyer involvement in safeguarding this crucial election.

Susan J. Kohlmann, President, New York City Bar Association

Jennifer Rodgers, Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law, NYU School of Law; Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia Law School; CNN Legal Analyst

Anna Chu
, Executive Director, We The Action
Ben Ginsberg, Co-Chair, Election Official Legal Defense Network
Jeh Johnson, Co-Chair, ABA Task Force for American Democracy; Former Secretary, Department of Homeland Security; Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Wendy R. Weiser, Vice President, Democracy, The Brennan Center

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
ABA Task Force for American Democracy
Advisory Commission to the ABA Task Force on American Democracy
Brennan Center for Justice
We The Action

Sponsoring Committees:
Rule of Law Task Force, Marcy Kahn, Chair
Civic Education Task Force, Hon. Katharine Parker & Dawn Smalls, Co-Chairs
Election Law, Rachael A. Harding, Chair
Small Law Firm Committee, Adam N. Weissman, Chair

See Election Protection Opportunities for Lawyers here
Sign the Lawyers’ Pledge on Voting and the Rule of Law here