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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.

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 Teleconference Meeting

Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM GMT
Legal Quick Hit (Webcast presentation during the meeting)

Protect Yourself From the Software License Trolls

Presented by ACC's Small Law Department Committee and Sponsored by Meritas Software firms are stepping up enforcement of licenses, and many users in small family owned or closely held corporations that have acquired an IT network over many years could find themselves vulnerable. Jeremy Eggleton discusses the risk, and measures to take to minimize it. More details coming soon!

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Upcoming Webcast

Patent Litigation: Strategies for Managing Aggressive Plaintiffs and Defense

Sep 2014 Webcast
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

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.