1.GET STARTED IN THE ACC VALUE CHALLENGE
Read the ACC Value Challenge Briefing Package
Do a Little Homework. Study the signature ACC Value Challenge guides:
Talk With Your Firm or Client About Ways to Improve Value. We offer the "Meet. Talk. Act" paradigm
Adopt a Covenant with Counsel. This template lists provisions for law firms and clients to consider.
Take a few steps. Consider 40 Practical Ideas to Connect Value. Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good - try something!
Join the Community. Subscribe to the ACC Value Challenge eGroup (a topic-based listserv) to share ideas, resources and lessons learned in the value movement. (ACC members: Log in and go to My ACC, then My eGroups, and add the ACC Value Challenge open/interest group)
2. TAKE THE NEXT STEPS IN THE ACC VALUE CHALLENGE
Try More Strategies and Tactics. There are many value levers to consider, and proven tools and techniques, in the ACC Value Challenge Resource Center, such as:
Participate in an ACC Legal Service Management Workshop to get hands-on training in implementing value-based fees, project and process management techniques. Practice using proven tools and techniques in small groups, working alongside other inside and outside counsel devoted in driving value in client/firm relationships.
3. SERVE AS AN ACC VALUE CHALLENGE AMBASSADOR
Talk It Up among peers. Consider the talking points in this "Elevator Pitch"
Spread the Word. Give a presentation or serve on a panel, sharing your experiences in the value movement. We've provided a useful PowerPoint slide deck that can serve as a basis for your presentation:
Host a meeting convening inside and outside counsel to discuss ways to improve value. Here is a background PowerPoint deck that can help frame that discussion:
Be a Teacher. Combine these teaching tools with what you know from your own experience:
Share Your Value Practices. To discuss contributing a leading practice to the collection of resources on the ACC Value Challenge website, contact Catherine J Moynihan, ACC's Director of Project Development.