ACC Opposes Restriction on Use of Senior Legal Counsel Title

On November 11, ACC and its Australia chapter submitted a comment letter to the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia (LPBWA) in response to letters the LPBWA sent in-house counsel practicing under the title “Senior Legal Counsel,” directing them to … Continue reading

ACC Files Comments with Australian Legal Services Council

On November 8, ACC and its Australia chapter filed comments with the Legal Services Council and Commissioner for Uniform Legal Services Regulation, requesting an amendment to the Legal Profession Uniform Law. In its comments, ACC argued for expanding the ability … Continue reading

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

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Right to Practice

ACC Opposes Restriction on Use of Senior Legal Counsel Title

On November 11, ACC and its Australia chapter submitted... 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 Files Comments with Australian Legal Services Council

On November 8, ACC and its Australia chapter filed... 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

On September 17, ACC and its Australian chapter submitted... Continue reading

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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.