I am in-house counsel for a
multinational company and the CEO has asked me to implement new project
management practices for our company. While my law department has some project
management practices in place, how can I learn about other law departments’
project management efforts, including their organizational structure, key
elements of their program and suggested best practices?
Answer: ACC has a wide variety of resources on the topic of
project management, such as:
·NEW! Intellectual Property in
offers a general overview of intellectual
property law in Europe and proceeds with a robust discussion of intellectual
property law in several EU states. Click here
to download this InfoPAK.
·Check out the top two
downloaded InfoPAKs of 2010
Manage Geographic Reach and Change: Solutions and Strategy
Download the Executive Management Report and briefing materials from the
most recent session which focused on geographic reach, flexible work
arrangements, communications, brand management, law department executive team
composition, change management and cultivating ideas. Find the resources and learn more here.
Are You Running an Efficient International Legal Department?
As businesses continue to
grow into overseas markets, the legal department grows with it. Since legal counsel
is needed on the ground where the action happens, make sure you are up to date
on how to effectively manage an efficient international legal department. Check
out Top Ten Tips for Running an Efficient International
ACC Value Challenge® Outside Counsel Management Case Studies
For a look at how legal
departments are making outside counsel management relationships more valuable,
take a look at:
ACC’s In-house JoblineSMand view nearly
1,000 job openings from around the globe, to help you find the opportunity that
is right for you.
Contract Management the Way You Need It
If you manage contracts across file
cabinets, local servers and e-mail attachments, or are overwhelmed by excessive
items to track and follow-up, try GettingLegalDone (GLD). A joint effort by ACC and
alliance partner Bridgeway, GLD is a web-based system specifically designed to
help small law departments stay organized with integrated action items,
documents, appointments, contacts and folders. At $49 per user, per month, all
features are included: unlimited folders, unlimited storage, Outlook plugin,
cellphone voice input, mobile device access and free support. Find out more at www.GettingLegalDone.com.
Environmental Enforcement Actions as Opportunities to Improve Compliance
ACC’s 2011 Annual Meeting and Save – Early Bird Ends March 30
Early bird registration rate
of $1,300 (for members) is now available through March 30. To learn more and to register, go toam.acc.com.
The 15th Annual Georgetown University Corporate Counsel Institute March 10 –11, 2011
The Corporate Counsel
Institute, developed by Georgetown University with input from ACC, combines
critical substantive law updates from high-ranking government officials,
leading attorneys from all fields of practice and corporate counsel from major
corporations. For more information, including how ACC members can receive a
discounted rate, visit www.law.georgetown.edu/cle.
How the In-house Lawyer Can Drive the Changing Legal Landscape – ACC Europe’s 18th Annual Conference: Early Bird Rate Ends on 31 January
The ACC Europe Annual Conference (29 –31 May, Grand Hyatt, Berlin,
an unrivaled opportunity for you to network and exchange ideas with your peers
in a pan-European and global perspective. Register before 31 January to take
advantage of the early bird registration rate and save up to €250. For more
information and to register, go to www.acc.com/berlin.
ACC is seeking potential leaders
of the in-house bar to be considered for its Board of Directors. The principal
criteria from the Nominating Committee is a demonstrated commitment and
willingness to work on behalf of ACC, and general recognition of candidates as
a leader by business and legal professionals. Further criteria include:
·The type of organization
·Size of legal
representation to reflect the diversity of the association membership.
Content should include a brief
biography, description of professional responsibilities, department size, type
of business, and a short statement about why the individual should be selected
for the board. Nominations of candidates, including self-nominations, are due
by March 11 and should be sent to
ACC’s Nominating Committee at:
Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200
Patricia R. Hatler,
immediate past board chair, will lead the Nominating Committee. The committee
will propose a slate of candidates by July 2011, after which there will be an
opportunity for nomination by petition. The election will take place at the Annual
Meeting of the board of directors held in conjunction with ACC’s 2011 Annual
Meeting in Denver, CO in October 2011.
Register Now for the 2011 Annual Forum on In-house Pro Bono
Join Corporate Pro Bono
(CPBO), a partnership project of ACC and the Pro Bono Institute, at the 2011
Annual In-House Pro Bono Forum in Washington, D.C. on March 3 and 4. The Forum
provides the opportunity to participate in the only global gathering designed
specifically to address the interests and issues of in-house leaders seeking to
participate in innovative and meaningful pro bono work. The Forum provides access to all the information and
resources that you need for your pro bono program including networking with
your peers at other legal departments and with public interest and law firm pro
bono leaders. For more information, please contact Eve Runyon at email@example.com or visit www.cpbo.org.
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