Association of Corporate Counsel

The Association of Corporate Counsel (“ACC”) was formerly known as the American Corporate Counsel Association (“ACCA”).  It was founded in 1982.

ACC is the largest organization serving the professional and business interests of in-house counsel and attorneys who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations through information, education, networking opportunities, and advocacy initiatives around the globe.  This association publishes the magazine ACC Docket and arranges the largest annual meeting for in-house attorneys.

ACC’s vision is to serve the diversified needs of in-house counsel by: anticipating and understanding the needs of the in-house bar; helping members deliver services to their corporate clients efficiently and promote the value of in-house services; influencing the practice of law as it affects the in-house bar; and delivering a mix of relevant, timely services, including information, education, networking, and advocacy.

ACC provide access to its practical tools and resources, such as: in-house networks focused on CLE programs and opportunities; ACC Docket, an award-winning monthly journal with solutions; downloadable information packets that include articles, sample forms and policies, and case laws; ACC Alliance that provide products and services to manage time, workload and budget; and the ACC Newsstand provides daily news updates on a range of legal topics.  ACC also promote the common interests and professional training of its members and contribute to their continuing education with national and international importance.

ACC adopted certain core operating values for its members such as: represent in-house attorneys as full and equal members of the legal profession; foster excellence among in-house practitioners, helping them represent their clients effectively and deliver services efficiently; advance the highest ethical standards governing the practice of law in a corporate setting; promote diversity and inclusiveness within ACC and the in-house community as a whole; encourage public and pro bono service; and foster a sense of collegiality to facilitate networking and interaction among in-house counsel and foster professionalism, openness, and candor among members.

ACC has more than 24,000 members from over 10,500 corporations in 77 countries and connects its members to each other, and to the people and resources necessary for their personal and professional growth.  ACC provides three types of membership such as Individual, Large Law and Corporate Legal Resource Package.  Individual member’s fee is $260 per year and Large Law and Corporate Legal Resource Package memberships has discounts based on the number of attorneys who join.


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