ACC Submits Comments to California State Bar Regarding Innovation Task Force

On September 23rd, ACC submitted a letter in response to proposals by the State Bar of California’s Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services (ATILS). ATILS is tasked with identifying possible regulatory changes to enhance how lawyers and … Continue reading

ACC Submits Comments on Whistleblower Programs in Australia

On September 17, ACC and its Australian chapter submitted comments to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in response to their Consultation paper 321 and Draft Guidance on new requirements regarding organizational whistleblower programs. In its comments, ACC praised … Continue reading

ACC Joins Comments to Iowa State Bar Regarding Insurance Counsel Ethics

In August, ACC joined a group of organizations and insurance companies in filing comments to the Iowa State Bar Association’s Ethics and Practice Guidelines Committee. The comments were written in response to the Committee’s proposal to revise Iowa’s Ethics Opinion … Continue reading

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Right to Practice

ACC Opposes Proposed Rule Limiting In-house Pro Bono in Kansas

On June 19, ACC responded to a request for... Continue reading

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Gatekeeper Liability

ACC Submits Comments to United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority

In April, ACC submitted comments on a United Kingdom... Continue reading

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Attorney Client Privilege

ACC Files Brief in Australian Cyberattack Privilege Case

ACC and its Australia chapter requested to file an... Continue reading

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Role and Status

ACC Comments on Proposed Pro Bono Rule in Indiana

On July 29th, ACC and its Indiana Chapter submitted... Continue reading

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ACC Value Challenge

It’s a Buyers’ Market — Let’s Treat It that Way in the Courts

ACC filed an amicus letter with a federal court... Continue reading

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Compliance & Ethics

ACC Submits Comments on Whistleblower Programs in Australia

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Advocacy News
  1. In-House Teams Bypass Noise in the Middle with Direct Briefing
    Lawyers Weekly (Australia) covers the recent trend where corporate legal departments brief barristers directly rather than work through solicitors, which saves on external legal costs.
  2. Australian Company Lawyers Cut Big Firm Crust
    Australian Financial Review covers law department management achievements of the finalists for the ACC In-house Lawyer Awards and quotes ACC Australia president Adrian Goss on overall trends.
  3. Law Firm Competition: Buyers Become a New Entrant
    LexisNexis Business of Law Blog cites ACC research on insourcing and notes the launch of ACC Legal Operations in an article about a new era of competition for law firms.
  4. AIG Announces Its Creating a Legal Ops Consultancy
    Corporate Counsel reports that AIG will start its own legal operations consultancy, news that the company announced at the 2015 ACC Annual Meeting.
  5. Why GCs Should Look Beyond Arbitration
    Law360 writes about a session on arbitration at the 2015 ACC Annual Meeting, noting that 21 states with business court programs as of 2014.