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Meritas is the 2015 sponsor for ACC's Small Law Department Committee. Nicolle Schippers, the Past Chair, was awarded 2013 Committee Member of the Year. Meritas was also chosen as the 2013 Committee Sponsor of the Year.

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The Small Law Department Committee develops and explores ways that lawyers in small law departments and generalists in larger departments can best provide legal services to their corporate clients. The committee provides numerous practical resources, including best practices and sample policies.


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Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET, 8:00 PM GMT
Includes an online presentation

Crowdfunding Basics for Small US Companies

"Crowdfunding" has become a buzzword in recent months, and many entrepreneurs are looking for more information on what it might mean for their organizations. New federal rules will likely make it easier for small businesses to raise up to $1 million through crowdfunding. If your company is considering raising capital or taking out a traditional loan, you should attend this presentation. Learn more about the crowdfunding options that are currently available, as well as new opportunities in the coming years. Rebecca E. Perkins, Associate, Orr & Reno

Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM GMT

Upcoming Webcast

Ethical Issues for US In-house Counsel to Consider in 2015

Feb 19 2015 2:00 PM ET On-Line CLE/CPD Program
On Demand 60 Minutes
Sponsored by Meritas

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Fire over Facebook? A Primer on Protected Social Media Activity in the Workplace and Best Practice Guide for Managing Employee Social Media Use

Aug 2013 InfoPAK Download pdf
Sponsored by Meritas
As social media use in the workplace continues to increase, it should come as no surprise that employers are increasingly disciplining employees for their social media activity. Because social media ...

Employee Wellness Programs: A Federal and State Analysis of the Legal and Practical Implications

Sep 2012 InfoPAK Download pdf
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This InfoPAK explores corporate employee wellness programs, highlighting the benefits and challenges employers face when developing such programs. It examines both mandatory and voluntary employee ...

Recent Committee-Developed Resources

Top Ten Things to Know About Advertising through Social Media

Jan 2015 Top Ten
Sponsored by Meritas
Social media is an inexpensive, yet effective tool for promoting your business; however, in the age of “going viral”, social media posts often take on a life of their own. Because negative posts ...

Top Ten IP Concerns When Working With Independent Contractors

Jan 2015 Top Ten
Sponsored by Meritas
Independent Contractors are an attractive complement to most businesses. In addition to the myriad employment issues, there are significant Intellectual Property concerns that should be addressed.

Top Ten Things In-House Lawyers Need to Know about Ethics

Jan 2015 Top Ten
Sponsored by Meritas
Some in-house lawyers let their guard down, ethics wise, now and again. Here is a quick reminder of some of the ethics rules that may affect you relatively often.