Progress on Right to Practice Rolls On, This Time Stopping in Illinois

Of all the issues on which ACC advocates, which one is the easiest to rally the support of our Chief Legal Officer members? Arguably, the right to practice pro bono.  As devoted readers of this page surely know, one of … Continue reading

Minnesota allows in-house counsel barred outside Minnesota to serve pro-bono

Reflecting a national movement that has gained increased momentum in recent years, the Minnesota Supreme Court, on January 17, 2013, authorized in-house counsel who are barred outside of Minnesota to practice pro bono. Under Minnesota’s newly amended Rules for Admission to … Continue reading

Arizona Court Protects Privilege

In Salvation Army v. Bryson, the Arizona Court of Appeals rejected the trial court’s decision to require the organization to disclose summaries of employee interviews conducted by an investigator at the direction of in-house counsel.  Properly finding the communications to … Continue reading

AKZO Decision in EU Court of Justice Restricts Legal Professional Privilege

The Court of Justice of the European Union today released a decision in Akzo Nobel Chemicals Ltd. V. EU (Case-550/07), restricting legal professional privilege in communications between in-house counsel and their clients in European Community competition law matters. ACC, an … Continue reading