Thank you for your interest in the 2021 Annual Meeting!

  • Please see here for the ACC Code of Conduct for Events.
  • Please see below for answers to frequently asked questions.
  • For speaker-specific questions, please see here.
  • Some of the below steps ask you to refer to your Registration Statement. Don't have your Registration Statement? Request to have it re-sent.

We are continuing to expand our FAQs. If you have a question not answered below, please email us.

CLE/CPD & Certification Credit

  • Credits for Live Virtual and On-Demand Virtual Courses

    Jurisdictions’ treatment of virtual courses varies – most grant credit for virtual courses, some require that it qualify under self-study rules/limits, and some treat live and on-demand virtual courses differently. We strongly encourage you to review your jurisdiction’s virtual/digital media course and self-study eligibility rules prior to selecting your Annual Meeting sessions. ACC will post any relevant information to the CLE/CPD chart as we receive it.

    ACC is applying for CLE/CPD credit for all sessions that are happening live (at the scheduled air dates/times) unless otherwise noted.

    Previously recorded sessions from the conference (on-demand content) will be available for attendee viewing during and after the conference. While not pre-approved, the on-demand content may be eligible for CLE/CPD credit under your jurisdiction’s self-study guidelines. Please consult your jurisdiction’s specific rules before submitting for credit for any of on-demand recordings you view. 

  • What do the numbers on the CLE/CPD chart mean?

    The total credits listed reflect the maximum number of credits an attendee can earn at the 2021 ACC Annual Meeting, including the maximum ethics/specialty credits.

  • How do I calculate my credits? 

    • Review the sessions you plan to attend, and compare them to the sessions approved on the chart. If your jurisdiction approved the session, you will earn credit once you attend the course. If the jurisdiction did not approve the session, you may still attend the course; however, your jurisdiction will not award you CLE/CPD credit for attending.
    • Pending session approval, in 60-minute states, every 60 minutes of instruction equals 1.0 credit. In 50-minute states, every 60 minutes of instruction equals 1.2 credits.
  • How do I get my CLE/CPD certificate (Certificate of Attendance)?

    About a week following the end of the meeting, we will email all attendees with information about accessing their personal CLE/CPD Service Center, where they will be able to confirm the sessions they attended and then download their Certificate of Attendance.

    I didn't receive that email about CLE/CPD.

    We ask attendees to first check their spam/junk mail folders. The email sender will be ACC Education. If you still can't find the email, please contact us and we will re-send you that information.

  • After the meeting, will I be able to get CLE/CPD credits for the sessions I watch on demand?

    It depends on your jurisdiction(s). Jurisdictions often require separate filing and reporting for online sessions. We will facilitate this the best we can.

  • CLE and Virginia-barred attorneys

    VA Credit Timing

    As you may know, the Virginia State Bar (VSB) has become increasingly strict when granting Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit for programs, especially ethics credit. Regrettably, due to the VSB’s filing review timelines, it will be impossible for ACC to guarantee in advance exactly which 2021 Annual Meeting (AM21) sessions will be granted general and ethics credit by Virginia.

    ACC Guidance

    To help guide your program selection process, prior to the 2021 Annual Meeting we will send all Virginia attorneys registered for the conference a list of sessions that we anticipate will be granted Virginia credit. We cannot guarantee their approval, but we will suggest a curriculum using our best judgment having reviewed the quality of the course materials submitted by AM21 speakers.

    Alternatively, given this uncertainty we also strongly encourage you to consider rolling over your 2021 Annual Meeting credits to your 2022 MCLE compliance year. We would not want you to inadvertently run afoul of your deadlines, since there is a chance that Virginia may not respond to our filing with the anticipated approvals until after the December 15th reporting deadline.

    VA CLE Reminders

    As you map out your AM21 schedule, we offer a couple of reminders:

    • The VSB denies credit for sessions on the topics of Law Department Management, Business/Management, Leadership, Legal Operations, and other non-traditional legal topics.
    • Ethics credit is only granted for courses that objectively and specifically address "topics embraced in recognized formulations of rules of professional conduct or codes of professional responsibility applicable to attorneys." Ethics in government, business, and other professions do not qualify for this specialty credit.

    For more general information about Virginia MCLE requirements and deadlines, please visit the VSB website: https://www.vsb.org/site/members/mcle-courses

    We realize that this is a significant inconvenience, but we assure you that we are committed to doing all we can to mitigate this challenge for Virginia attorneys who attend the ACC Annual Meeting each October. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

     

    For instructions on how you, as an AM21 registrant who is barred in Virginia, can utilize ACC's Online Education catalog to meet the October 31st compliance deadline, please email us at education@acc.com.

  • More questions about CLE/CPD at the 2021 Annual Meeting?

    Contact cle-cpd@acc.com or +1 202.293.4103 ext. 820. Please allow 2 business days for replies.

Online

  • What will the virtual Annual Meeting experience be like?

    Through our virtual meeting platform, in addition to being able to participate in live programming and engage with speakers who are sharing their thought leadership, and being able to access recorded sessions on-demand, you will be able to interact and have one-on-one conversations with sponsor representatives, and listen to live and/or pre-recorded product demos. You will be able to network with other attendees through a virtual networking lounge, small group roundtable discussions, virtual “meet-ups,” and more. We will provide the content and tools, so that you can make this experience your own

  • What will I have access to?

    Virtual attendance gives you access to all virtual programming which includes live content as well as on demand. 

    You will be able to network with peers and interact with law firms and legal service providers.

    As an Annual Meeting attendee, you will be able to:

    • attend live sessions or listen in at your own speed; 
    • connect and chat with thousands of your peers; and 
    • talk to speakers, thought leaders, and vendors about the latest tech, trends, and best practices across the in-house community. 
  • How do I access the conference?

    The virtual Annual Meeting can be accessed from wherever you have an internet connection.

    We will be emailing all registered attendees closer to the meeting about how to access the virtual platform.

General

  • How do I change the courses I will be attending?

    There will be no session selection via your Registration Statement, as in past years. Instead, you will be able to create your schedule in the virtual conference platform and sync your selections to your own calendar as long as it can accept an .ics file (Outlook, Google Calendar, etc.). Once the program schedule is finalized, you can find it here.

    Once we get closer to the Annual Meeting, you will receive an email from ACC Education with login instructions for the virtual conference platform. Once within the platform, you can see and attend the sessions, as long as they still have space. 

  • Where are the course materials?

    Instructions coming soon

  • What if I need to cancel my registration?

    To cancel your registration, please email us as soon as you know you need to cancel. We must receive your cancellation request in writing. Please note the cancellation deadline

  • I have a question about rates/registration deadlines/group discounts/substitutions.

    Please visit our Rates page for answers to your questions.

Can't find an email?

Click on the hyperlinks below to view PDF versions of emails you may have missed! 

2021 emails coming soon

Date Sent Subject Line Topics Covered PDF Version
July 13, 2021 Mark Your Calendar Now - 2021 Virtual ACC Annual Meeting Includes a downloadable .ics file, CLE/CPD details, and session registration information View here
August 13, 2021 Mark Your Calendar Now - 2021 Virtual ACC Annual Meeting Includes a downloadable .ics file, CLE/CPD details, and session registration information View here

 

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