About ACC

Board of Directors

Mission, Vision, Values & Strategic Plan

In February 2012, ACC's Board of Directors adopted the FY2013-2018 Strategic Plan, which charts the direction for ACC’s growth and continued success over the next five years and will serve as the blueprint for achieving ACC’s mission and solidifying its vision. Through clearly defined goals, attainable actions and ongoing assessment and accountability, ACC has made a commitment to advancing the strategy each year and clearly communicating objectives to its membership, leadership and staff, as well as to the legal and business communities.

At the conclusion of each fiscal year under Strategic Plan 1.0, ACC published a Progress Report detailing the organization’s accomplishments for the previous 12 months. Each Progress Report may be downloaded below for your review.

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Mission Statement

ACC is a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives.

Vision Statement

ACC aims to be the premier global bar association serving the diversified needs of in-house counsel by:

  • anticipating and understanding the needs of the in-house bar
  • helping members deliver services to their corporate clients efficiently and promote the value of in-house services
  • influencing the practice of law as it affects the in-house bar
  • delivering a mix of relevant, timely services, including information, education, networking, and advocacy

Operating Values

ACC’s primary responsibility is to our members. We continually strive to develop resources and programs that respond to and anticipate member needs. To ensure that we fulfill this commitment, we have adopted the following core operating values:

  • Represent in-house attorneys as full and equal members of the legal profession.

  • Foster excellence among in-house practitioners, helping them represent their clients effectively and deliver services efficiently.
  • Advance the highest ethical standards governing the practice of law in a corporate setting.
  • Promote diversity and inclusiveness within ACC and the in-house community as a whole.
  • Encourage public and pro bono service.
  • Foster a sense of collegiality to facilitate networking and interaction among in-house counsel and foster professionalism, openness, and candor among members.


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