ACC Files Amicus Brief in Second Circuit Court of Appeals Contesting Discrimination against Nonresident Attorneys

On May 13, 2016, ACC filed an amicus brief supporting a petition for rehearing in a Second Circuit case involving a challenge to New York Judiciary Law § 470, which discriminates against nonresident attorneys by requiring them but not resident … Continue reading

ACC Supports Amendments Allowing Wisconsin’s In-house Lawyers to Provide Pro Bono Services

On March 4, 2016, ACC, in coordination with Corporate Pro Bono, as well as 24 general counsel and 44 attorneys in Wisconsin, signed a letter urging the Wisconsin Supreme Court to pass the petition amending Supreme Court Rules Chapter 31 and Chapter … Continue reading

ACC Advocates for Foreign In-house Counsel in Illinois

The ACC testified at a July 22nd hearing before the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee in support of amendments to Illinois Rule of Professional Conduct 5.5 and Supreme Court Rule 716 that would allow foreign lawyers to practice as in-house … Continue reading

ACC Supports Proposed Right to Practice Legislation in the U.S. Virgin Islands

ACC supported a proposed bill that would permit in-house counsel from other jurisdictions to work for their client-employers. The summary of the pending bill correctly states that “[t]he ability of companies to freely move with in-house counsel is a necessity … Continue reading