ACC and the Northeast Chapter Urge Massachusetts to Permit Foreign In-house Counsel Practice

Today, ACC and its Northeast Chapter urged the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to permit foreign in-house counsel to practice within Massachusetts. The letter, available here, argues that our clients have grown increasingly global and need the assistance of in-house counsel … Continue reading

DON’T SUE AFTER READING THIS: ACC files California amicus brief supporting employment arbitration

Sorry to do this to you. But take the words in the next sentence, and sing them to the song from Barney: “I sue you, you sue me, we live in court and pay money.” First, please don’t sue us … Continue reading

Sanctions for Everyone? If One District Court Opinion Stands, Maybe.

Raise your hand if this is how your company runs its legal department: All in-house lawyers who might attend trials must have a thorough and precise knowledge of each and every one of the tens of thousands of documents that … Continue reading

Massachusetts and Minnesota go together like pro and bono

So what do Massachusetts and Minnesota have in common?  Both start with M.  Sure.  Four syllables per name, check.  But most important? Both are considering proposals to allow in-house counsel to volunteer for pro bono cases. Earlier this week, ACC … Continue reading

ACC Canada and Ontario Chapter Comment on Proposed Rules

ACC-Canada and our Ontario Chapter today sent a letter to the Law Society of Upper Canada, requesting that the Society consider the in-house perspective more deeply as it revises the Rules of Professional Conduct for Ontario’s lawyers. The Law Society … Continue reading

New internet names? Nice. Harm to nonprofits? Not so nice.

Every silver lining has its cloud  — even, it seems, on the internet.  The silver lining here is the good news that the organization responsible for parceling out top-level names for the web will start to sell an almost infinite … Continue reading