30 WAYS THAT ACC PROMOTES YOUR INTERESTSThe Association of Corporate Counsel (“ACC”) is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Here are 30 ways that the ACC promotes your interests in a manner unsurpassed by any other organization. This is but a small sampling of the many resources offered by ACC, and we encourage you to explore ACC further at acc.com. Don’t forget to check out NJCCA’s chapter page as well.
- ACC is a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives.
- ACC anticipates and understands the needs of the in-house bar; helps members deliver services to their corporate clients efficiently; promotes the value of in-house services; influences the practice of law as it affects the in-house bar; and delivers a mix of relevant, timely services including information, education, networking, and advocacy.
- With more than 30,000 members employed by over 10,000 organizations in more than 75 countries, ACC connects its members to each other and to the people and resources necessary for their personal and professional growth.
- ACC provides in-person and online networking opportunities through 54 chapters and 18 committees, plus blogs and customizable member profiles. NJCCA is the affiliate chapter of ACC serving the northern and central New Jersey in-house corporate community.
- ACC membership provides a subscription to the award-winning ACC Docket, ACC’s monthly journal featuring articles written by corporate counsel on issues you face daily.
- ACC provides numerous continuing education opportunities, such as online courses, webcasts and other educational events.
- ACC provides a daily newsfeed with updates on a range of legal topics, completely customizable by topic and jurisdiction.
- ACC provides access to the ACC In-house Jobline, the premier electronic employment resource for in-house jobseekers and employers; and the ability to maintain your membership at reduced cost should you lose your in-house position.
- ACC provides access to a comprehensive library of legal resources including sample forms and policies, checklists, articles and surveys.
- ACC's Monthly Member Update, an e-newsletter, highlights valuable resources to help you do your job better, faster and more cost-effectively, such as ACC Docket features, upcoming educational programs and webcasts.
- ACC provides discounts and direct access to useful litigation and matter management tools and resources through the ACC Alliance, a partnership with top-tier legal and business service providers.
- ACC is dedicated to protecting the interests of corporate in-house counsel around the world. ACC supports you on key issues at every level. ACC’s advocacy work focuses on matters that affect in-house counsel and the bar in general, allowing you to provide more effective guidance to your corporate clients.
- ACC InfoPaks allow you to save time and money with more than 100 downloadable information packets that include articles, sample forms and policies and case law on an array of topics, such as conflicts and waivers, records retention, outside counsel management and technology.
- ACC’s membership is a diverse mix of more than 30,000 in-house attorneys who represent more than 10,000 companies in over 75 countries around the world.
- When you join ACC, you become a member of the national organization and your local chapter. You can also join any or all of ACC’s committees.
- The ACC Contract Advisor (powered by KIIAC) analyzes ACC's vast collection of sample contracts and Member-submitted forms and policies to create model forms, a clause database with thousands of real-world clauses at your disposal, and a powerful tool that allows Members to identify potentially missing clauses or language in their own contracts. In addition, you have access to a search tool to accurately find specific documents and clauses.
- ACC provides a collection of useful compliance and ethics resources through its Compliance Training Portal.
- The ACC Knowledge Network enables you to search for other members with knowledge in a particular area of law.
- ACC members whose practice is international in scope have access to the Practical Law Company (PLC)’s vast array of resources. PLC is the United Kingdom's preeminent provider of legal resources, transactional analysis, and market intelligence used by over 23,000 in-house lawyers and 120,000 private practitioners. ACC offers a virtual International Law Office that provides resources for in-house counsel practicing on a global stage.
- ACC’s Member-to-Member is the world's largest virtual community of in-house counsel. You can log in to ACC's Member-to-Member to interact with thousands of your in-house peers.
- ACC provides numerous resources to members who are new to in-house, including InfoPaks tailored to those members who have recently gone in-house, the Member Knowledge Network, a New to In-House Committee, and the Corporate Counsel University.
- ACC’s Mentor Match program is for new lawyers and seasoned executives alike. Enrolling as a mentee or mentor will allow you to grow your career, help other attorneys advance theirs, and develop long-term relationships that grow for years to come.\
- ACC has continued its longstanding work of promoting multijurisdictional practice reforms on behalf of the in-house bar and lists Right to Practice Rules by jurisdiction for your convenience.
- ACC provides numerous resources exclusively for Chief Legal Officers.
- The ACC Value Challenge provides resources and skill development programs to help you effectively manage your outside counsel relationships and legal projects – and get value for your legal spending.
- An ACC Large Law Membership offers departments with 9 or more attorneys significant savings in annual dues, access to all of ACC's online resources, a discounted member rate for ACC's educational programs and more.
- The strengths and talents of the in-house legal community are in high demand. Pro bono practice opportunities help to enrich communities while providing personal satisfaction to each lawyer who engages, benefiting internal corporate culture and legal department morale. Corporate Pro Bono was created as a national partnership between the ACC and the Pro Bono Institute to assist in-house counsel who want to establish or improve their legal departments' pro bono efforts. ACC’s groundbreaking work has literally changed the face of in-house pro bono programs, creating a pro bono culture in the in-house bar that's never been seen before.
- ACC’s eGroups (email groups) allow you to communicate with fellow members about specific issues, comment on new regulations, post questions and more.
- ACC provides resources and information for law department leaders – corporate counsel in executive positions, who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of corporate law departments. You can get best practices and insights from leading law department managers through ACC’s Law Department Executive Leadership Session management reports. These reports capture the outcomes from ACC’s Law Department Executive Leadership Sessions, which bring together leading law department managers, to discuss the top issues facing today’s law department leaders.
- ACC's Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of in-house counsel and a great value in corporate legal education. In just three days, attendees can complete their CLE/CPD requirements and meet with thousands of peers and legal service providers. Experienced presenters will discuss changes to the field and best practices on how to adapt. Corporate legal issues are front and center during three days of intensive programming.
For more information regarding membership and the many resources offered by ACC and NJCCA, please contact NJCCA’s Executive Director, Gail Girard, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 312-7772, or NJCCA’s President, Joe Aronds, at email@example.com or (201) 272-5308.