Association of Corporate Counsel
1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 200
As "the in-house bar association", the Association of Corporate Counsel is the largest national bar association comprised solely of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations and other private sector organizations.
ACC promotes the common interests of its members, contributes to their continuing education, seeks to improve understanding of the role of in-house attorneys, and encourages advancements in standards of corporate legal practice.
Since its founding in 1982, ACC has grown to nearly 11,000 members, with 41 local Chapters and 13 National Committees serving the membership.
ACC's resources and initiatives include:
ACC Online, featuring these popular pages:
Virtual Library is a one-stop shop for information on in-house practice. Searchable by keyword, the Virtual Library houses hundreds of resources, including ACC Docket articles, sample forms and policies contributed by in-house counsel, briefs, checklists, bibliographies, and more.
INHOUSE JOBLINE is a dynamic listing of available in-house counsel positions nationwide. It's free to both attorneys exploring opportunities and corporations and placement firms listing in-house positions.
ACC Docket - ACC's award-winning journal is the only periodical that features practical, substantive articles written exclusively by in-house counsel, for in-house counsel.
Annual Meeting - ACC's Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of in-house counsel in the world. It provides the opportunity for in-house counsel to earn all the continuing education credits they need for their yearly requirement as well as a premier networking forum.
Advocacy - As an advocate for the in-house profession, ACC takes positions on critical professional issues such as civil justice reform, protection of the attorney-client and work product privileges, and bar admissions.
Public Service Initiatives ACC provides in-house counsel with educational resources, best practices guidelines, peer networks, and the links to other organizations necessary to promote pro bono services by in-house counsel and greater diversity in the legal profession. ACC is committed to making these public service goals a reality in day-to-day corporate legal practice.