ACC Update - September 9, 2005 (Plain Text Version)
ACC Acts to Help Members in the Aftermath of Katrina
ACC is undertaking a variety of activities to help its members
and others affected by the devastation of hurricane Katrina. We
are collecting disaster-response resources to add to the Virtual
Library, allowing member companies to post new jobs on ACC’s In-house
Jobline free of charge, and developing opportunities for members to
offer pro bono services, among other initiatives. Find out more.
ACC is undertaking a variety of activities to help its members and
others affected by the devastation of hurricane Katrina. We are
collecting disaster-response resources to add to the Virtual Library,
allowing member companies to post new jobs on ACC’s In-house Jobline
free of charge, and developing opportunities for members to offer pro
bono services, among other initiatives. Find out more.
Question of the Month
Question: I plan to hire a new employment and labor lawyer for my
legal department. I want to make sure that I find the right
person and set up their position in the most effective way. Does
ACC have resources that can help?
Answer: From insights on job titles and sample job descriptions
to searching for the right candidate and training them, look to ACC:
Upcoming ACC Webcasts
• Diversity Matters
This Month in ACC Docket
The September “Back to School” issue covers topics that in-house
counsel face every day. You can read all the articles
online. Here are just a few:
New and Updated Resources Available
You can save time and money by using ACC InfoPAKs, which pull together everything you need to know about a variety of topics.
2005 Annual Meeting: Latest Announcements
Participate Via Live Webcasts:
If you can’t make it to ACC’s 2005 Annual Meeting (October 17-19 in
Washington, DC) but still want to benefit from the unique CLE
opportunity, become a virtual attendee! The most popular CLE programs
from the meeting (20 in all) will be available to members via live
audio webcast. A complete listing of webcasts is posted online at http://www.acca.com/am/05/webcast.php.
From this site, you can order your desired sessions in advance, test
your system to ensure compatibility, and much more. ACC members receive
discounted rates on these programs. For more information, or to
register for the meeting or a live webcast, visit the Annual Meeting website.
ACC's 4th Annual Corporate Counsel University Announced
Have you recently entered a new phase in your legal career? If you
are new to in-house practice, or are moving up as a manager in the law
department, ACC's 4th Annual Corporate Counsel University: New Challenges, New Solutions
(May 21-23, 2006, Baltimore, MD) is for you. Open only to in-house
counsel, Corporate Counsel University (CCU) will provide first-hand
experience from your in-house colleagues, with a focus on the basics
you need to succeed. Like all ACC programs, CCU will emphasize
practical tips and hands-on advice, with plenty of opportunities to
interact with faculty and other attendees. Visit Corporate Counsel University online for more information.
Recruit A Member and Win a Prize!
ACC is currently running a membership campaign that offers
incentives to all ACC members who recruit in-house counsel to the
organization. ALL members who take part will receive a Starbucks
card loaded with $5 for EACH member recruited. Recruit two or three
members and receive a chance to win an Ipod. Recruit four or five
receive a chance to win a digital camera. Recruit six or more
members and receive a chance to win a MAC or PC of your choice worth up
to $1,500. The membership campaign ends on October 31, 2005. To
learn more about the program, visit the website or contact ACC at 202.293.4103, ext 360.
National Community Service Day—September 24
Later this month, ACC is supporting National Public Lands Day as
part of our community service program. Public Lands Day is the nation's
largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public
lands Americans enjoy. Several ACC chapters are participating in
activities that focus on giving back to their community by helping to
preserve local parks and other public lands. Find out more.
Earn ACC Dollars With Thomson West
Earn ACC Dollars to pay for any ACC-related purchase, including
membership fees and event registration. Thomson West has
partnered with ACC to provide ACC Dollars through the ACC Alliance
program. ACC Dollars may be earned through the purchase of West
products that fulfill your organization's research needs. West
provides the business and legal information most important to corporate
legal departments. They have products that can be customized to fit the
unique needs of corporate counsel, and ACC members can use ACC Dollars
to purchase a variety of West legal products. For more information
about these products, call 800.248.2449.