Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

Based in Washington, DC, ACC is the world's largest community of in-house counsel, with 35,000 members employed by over 10,000 organizations in more than 85 countries.
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Primary geographic focus: NATIONAL
Organization type(s): National Association
Acronym or short name: ACC
Tags: Pro Bono

The World’s Largest Community of In-house Counsel

About ACC Index ImageThe Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives.

We anticipate and understand the needs of the in-house bar; help members deliver services to their corporate clients efficiently; promote the value of in-house services; influence the practice of law as it affects the in-house bar; and deliver a mix of relevant, timely services including information, education, networking and advocacy.

With more than 35,000 members employed by over 10,000 organizations in more than 85 countries, ACC connects its members to each other and to the people and resources necessary for their personal and professional growth.

Extending in-house expertise to communities in need
The strengths and talents of the in-house legal community are in high demand. Pro bono practice opportunities help to enrich communities while providing personal satisfaction to each lawyer who engages, benefiting internal corporate culture and legal department morale.

Corporate Pro Bono
This was created as a national partnership between the ACC and the Pro Bono Institute to assist in-house counsel who want to establish or improve their legal departments’ pro bono efforts. Our groundbreaking work has literally changed the face of in-house pro bono programs, creating a pro bono culture in the in-house bar that’s never been seen before.


News Story

Rule Change Could Ease Justice Gap for the Poor

James C. McKinley, Jr.
New York Times (NYT)
December 2, 2013
Corporate lawyers not licensed in New York can do pro bono work for the poor, the state’s chief judge, Jonathan Lippman, announced.

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