ACC Legal Operations Launches Maturity Model, Toolkit and Webinar Series

New Reference Tool and Webinar Series to Support Advancement of Legal Function

Posted: Jan 17, 2018

WASHINGTON (January 17, 2018) — The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global legal association representing more than 43,000 in-house counsel in 85 countries, today announced the launch of the ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model, Toolkit and Webinar Series. The reference tool provides law department leaders the ability to benchmark maturity, gain alignment on department priorities, and enhance the operations of a legal department.

Consisting of 14 different areas, the ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model, Toolkit and Webinar Series will help in-house counsel and legal operations professionals advance from early to intermediate and advanced stages in any of these key functions, such as financial management, legal technology, vendor management, knowledge management, compliance, contract management, and information governance, among others. 

"General counsel and law department leaders seek insight into how to improve service delivery and reduce spend and thus, the goal of this model and the toolkit is to make it very clear how to advance the legal function," said Reese Arrowsmith, chair of ACC Legal Operations and VP, head of legal operations at Campbell Soup Company. "It sets forth markers of maturity in a variety of areas and identifies opportunities to innovate in the delivery and management of legal services without requiring each company to reinvent the wheel." 

ACC Legal Operations members are collaborating with leading legal service providers, including Consilio, Contoural, HBR Consulting, Integreon, NAVEX Global, QuisLex, Thompson Hine, and UnitedLex, on the foundational toolkit. These tools will be presented in a series of monthly webinars throughout the year — led by seasoned legal operations professionals who will offer real-life experiences on how to implement improvements to the legal department. The webinar series begins January 25 with "Evolving Your Strategic Planning and Legal Ops Leadership."

For more information on the ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model, Toolkit and Webinar Series, visit www.acc.com/maturity.

About ACC: The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global legal association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other organizations through information, education, networking, and advocacy. With more than 43,000 members in 85 countries employed by over 10,000 organizations, ACC connects its members to the people and resources necessary for both personal and professional growth. By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel.® For more information, visit www.acc.com and follow ACC on Twitter: @ACCinhouse.

About ACC Legal Operations: ACC Legal Operations is a member-driven organization that supports corporate legal operations professionals by delivering benchmarking, resources and opportunities to collaborate. It also serves as a unified voice to advance this critical business function. For more information, visit www.acc.com/legalops.

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