ACC Reaffirms Support of Business Courts in Policy Statement

Posted: Nov 5, 2009

Washington, D.C. (November 5, 2009) – At its 2009 Annual Meeting in Boston on October 18, the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) adopted a statement promoting the use of business courts for resolution of business disputes, an update of a similar statement passed in 1996 by the Board of the American Corporate Counsel Association (predecessor to ACC).

In order to reflect developments over the course of the 13 years since its original adoption, ACC has reaffirmed its support of the statement.  Though substantial progress has been made since 1996 in creating business courts, there remain 34 states which do not have business courts, many states have business courts in only one location, and funding issues in some states present obstacles to continuation and expansion of such courts.  

ACC supports the efforts of those seeking expansion of business courts to ease pressure on overcrowded state court systems.

Read the ACC Statement on Business Courts.

About ACC:
The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world’s largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations around the globe.  ACC promotes the common interests of its members, provides resources to help save time, money and effort, contributes to their continuing education and provides a voice on issues of global importance. With more than 25,000 members in over 70 countries, employed by over 10,000 organizations, ACC's community connects its members to the people and resources necessary for both personal and professional growth. By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel.®

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