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Meritas is the 2014 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.

Special Announcment

Join us for the Annual ACC SLD and ACC Louisiana Chapter Hobnob

Please join us for the 9th annual ACC Small Law Department Hobnob on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. The event will be held at the Haunted Mortuary, so prepare to be spooked! Transportation will be provided and more information can be found here.

Small Law Department Annual Meeting Reception Sponsored by Meritas

You are cordially invited to a Big Easy Bash sponsored by Meritas to be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the iconic Napoleon House in the heart of the French Quarter. There will be a live jazz band along with caricature artists and fortune tellers. More information can be found here.


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Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 2:15 PM ET, 6:15 PM GMT
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET, 8:00 PM GMT


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
Sponsored by Meritas
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

Limiting Employee Access to Executed Agreements

May 2014 Wisdom of the Crowd
This Wisdom of the Crowd, compiled from questions and responses posted in the Small Law Departments eGroup, addresses whether a company should make executed agreements viewable to a select group ...

Employee Information Sharing

Apr 2014 Wisdom of the Crowd
This Wisdom of the Crowd, compiled from responses posted on the Small Law Departments eGroup, addresses the issues underlying company-wide sharing of employees' personal information.

Top Ten Things You Should Know About ASTM Standards for Environmental Due Diligence

Nov 2013 Top Ten
Sponsored by Meritas
This Top Ten reviews the content of the existing standards, their intersection with the law and the advent of new standards.