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Oct 27
Webinar: Still quacking after all these years ... new cases breathe life into the employee/contractor classification controversy
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEDT
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Oct 29
Webinar: Addressing illegal phoenix activity with ATO and ASIC
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Oct 29
SA: Negotiating the Most Important Terms: evolving developments in the way you look at your contracting strategy
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MON, OCTOBER 26 2020

Using Science (Not Intuition) to Measure Legal Precedents

In-house lawyers use legal precedent documents every day and are grateful for the time they save but do we ever stop to think ‘just how good is this document, and how exactly does it help?’ and what test would we use to assess it? Until now, chances are you would rely on lawyer’s intuition and why not, it’s what everyone’s been doing since… forever. This article is about three propositions. First, it suggests the criteria for a ‘good’ precedent to meet the organisation’s goals while creating efficiencies inside an in-house legal team. Secondly, it makes the case for using techniques that are grounded in science, not intuition, in applying those criteria and thirdly, it describes ADAmetrics, an innovation to assess legal precedents against those criteria.


MON, OCTOBER 19 2020

Congratulations Lori Middlehurst, 2020 Robert I. Townsend, Jr. Member of the Year

The Robert I. Townsend, Jr. Member of the Year award is the highest honor ACC bestows on a member. It recognises the outstanding contributions, commitment, and dedication of a single member to the association and the greater in-house counsel community. We could not be happier to congratulate this year’s honoree, Lori Middlehurst. 

Compensation Report

Announcing the 2020 ACC Law Department Compensation and Policies Practices Report

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 ACC Law Department Compensation and Policies Practices Report. This report, developed from an extensive survey of Australian in-house legal departments provides a range of insights across hiring and compensation practices for in-house legal departments in Australia. 

This report has been developed in conjunction with ACC’s 2020 Law Department Compensation reports developed in partnership with Empsight International. ACC now boasts the most comprehensive database of in-house legal department salary data currently available on the market, encompassing data from 17,000 in-house legal counsel globally. You can download the full global report here and also review the range of individual compensation reports available. 

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