Developing Women Leaders - Challenges and Strategies

Insights from the ACC CLO Club Roundtable: Developing Women Leaders

Although much progress has been made in advancing the status of women in the legal profession, women are still a minority in in-house legal leadership positions.  

At this CLO Roundtable held in Calgary on January 19, 2017 on Developing Women Leaders, participants shared many successful strategies for overcoming challenges and biases to help women leaders succeed.  

You may download a summary of the discussion at the link below.


Legal Operations: Leading Practices in Implementing Strategy, Leading Change, and Advancing Law Department Excellence

Leading Practice Profile

This resource presents the leading practices of legal departments that leverage dedicated legal operations staff to manage the business aspects of Legal. Through profiles of 11 legal departments, it conveys who leads the legal operations function, relationships between general counsel and their legal operations leaders, reasons for the legal operations function, how it functions, its scope and impacts.

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Leveraging Legal Leadership: The General Counsel As A Corporate Counsel Influencer

ACC Resource Library - Quick Reference

When the general counsel has a seat at the chief executives leadership table, it sends a signal to the companys stakeholders (internal and external) that ethics, compliance, and other legal risk considerations are a top priority of the company.

ACC In-house Trends Report

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Based on responses from 1,800 in-house counsel in 53 countries, the Global Perspectives: ACC In-house Trends Report reveals insights that lawyers, department leaders, aspiring in-house counsel, law firms and anyone working with inside counsel can use ...

ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey - Executive Summary

ACC Resource Library - Surveys

ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey - Executive Summary

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Legal Department Leading Practices for Adding Value and Moving Beyond the Cost Center Model

ACC Resource Library - Leading Practices Profile

This Leading Practices Profile, an update to ACC’s 2005 Leading Practices Profile, Leading Practices in Law Departments Adding Value and Moving Beyond the Cost Center Model, features law department leading practices for generating and demonstrating v...

Using Non-Lawyer Personnel to Help Perform Legal Functions

ACC Resource Library - Leading Practices Profile

The challenge: do more, do it well, do it quickly, and keep costs down. This is a reality facing law departments today. This practice profile explores how nine companies are stepping up to this challenge. Learn about practices utilizing non-lawyer...

Skills for the 21st Century General Counsel

ACC Resource Library - Survey

This study explores the changing role of the general counsel by documenting its evolution and predicting the skill sets that will be required for future general counsel to be successful. Central themes to this skill set include the ability to place l...

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