Supreme Court of California Approves In-house Counsel Amendments

In late February, the Supreme Court of California approved amendments expanding the ability of registered in-house counsel to participate in pro-bono activities without separately registering as a legal services attorney. Additionally, the Court approved an amendment removing the requirement for … Continue reading

ACC Describes Effects of Anticompetitive Regulations in the Legal Industry at DOJ Roundtable

On May 31, ACC participated in a roundtable organized by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on the topic of anticompetitive regulations. ACC shared member perspectives on regulations in the alcohol and healthcare industries. ACC also noted the anticompetitive effects … Continue reading

ACC Joins Petition Advocating for Removal of California Bar Membership Requirements in California District Court

On February 6, 2018, ACC joined a group of 11 organizations and individuals in a petition to the Northern District Court in California. The group argues that the requirement of membership in the California Bar is overly burdensome and unnecessary … Continue reading

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