ACC Value Champions
The ACC Value Champions, a component of the ACC Value Challenge, is a unique recognition program that identifies, celebrates and publicizes successful law department value initiatives and collaborations between clients and their legal service providers. Each year ACC identifies and highlights individuals who have utilized value-focused management practices to cut spending, improve predictability and achieve better outcomes. The Champions come from varied industries and departments/firms of many sizes, and have utilized an array of value levers. The profiles presented here tell the stories of how the "Champs" results were achieved - ideas and inspiration for others.
We will begin accepting nominations to be named 2018 ACC Value Champions in November 2017, and nominations will be due by the end of January 2018.
Honors and Recognition
If selected, you will receive public recognition for your innovation and success. You'll receive media exposure, profiling in the ACC member publication, ACC Docket, and the opportunity to present your value initiatives as part of an ACC educational program and an engraved, crystal "trophy." You will also join a cohort of ACC Value Champions that meets annually.
Learn about leading value practices.Meet the ACC Value Champions
Demonstrate Your Leadership
Whether you achieved great results on a single matter, or over a multi-year, multi-dimensional effort, just define the scope and duration of the project and tell us about the results you achieved and how they were measured. For example, you can highlight results measured year-over-year, against an industry benchmark and/or any other relevant metrics.
The story is important. Let us know what management tactics you used, bearing in mind that there are many ways to drive value. Innovation and collaboration (whether internal or between clients and firms or vendors) are also important, as is creating programs that others can replicate and are demonstrably sustainable. If you have employed tools, templates or dashboards, please share them as well. The point is to share what works, so that others can follow your lead.
Law department leaders can be nominated (or self-nominate) for in-house team projects that did not involve a law firms or vendors.
Law firms and legal service providers can co-nominate, along with their clients. Each nomination must include a corporate legal department.
ACC membership or sponsorship is not required.