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The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia has a proud history of providing quality conference days for the in-house legal profession, and our 2021 conferences will be no different.

In 2021, reposition yourself as an in-house lawyer of influence by learning more about crisis and stakeholder management, legal operations, how to add value to commercial conversations and much, much more.

Our 2021 In-House Counsel Days:

The Association of Corporate Counsel Australia (ACC Australia) recently sent a letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison supporting the requests in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. The ACC Australia Board voted unanimously, with ACC global leadership’s overwhelming support, to move forward with this action. The Uluru Statement calls for a ‘First Nations Voice’ in the Constitution of Australia and a Makarrata Commission to supervise agreement-making and truth-telling between governments at all levels and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.  

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2021 ACC Chief Legal Officer’s Survey now available!


The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is proud to announce the release of the 2021 Chief Legal Officer’s Survey Report. This report, sponsored by Exterro, is developed from a major annual survey of General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer’s from across the global ACC membership. The purpose of the survey is to better understand how the head of legal department role is evolving in relation to the broader business as well as to learn how the business environment is impacting the legal department. 

ACC Australia members can access the report for free at 

CLO Survey Report

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2020 In-house Legal Virtual Conference - Second Chance 
Content Still Live!


Beat the last minute CPD point rush

There are less than two months to go before the CPD deadline of March 31st and many lawyers will soon be scrambling to get CPD compliant.

If you want to avoid the last minute rush for CPD compliance this year, then take advantage of the ‘Second Chance’ access pass! Get the most out of your CPD opportunity by viewing the recordings of the In-house Legal Virtual Conference. With almost 40 sessions to choose from, maximise the benefits you get from CPD and ensure you get compliant before the deadline.

Click here to find out more. 

Certification Program

ACC In-house Certification Program


The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) in-house Certification Program is returning to Australia in March 2021. The virtual program will be delivered across 8 afternoon/evening study blocks across a 2-week period. The course includes a breakdown of the following: 

  • Translating legal knowledge into business solutions that meet client expectations.
  • Building the emotional intelligence and people management skills necessary for navigating the unique culture of their organisation.
  • Deploying value-based policies, along with effective employee training, to help protect their organisation from legal liability.
  • Implementing tech-forward processes that can take their legal operations to a new level of efficiency.
  • Contributing to financial decision-making and strategic planning, both on the law department level and across the organisation.
  • Articulating, as well as demonstrating, the value of the law department.

Click here to view the full program schedule.

Upcoming Chapter Events

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Mar 1
ACC In-house Counsel Certification Program – March 2021
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM AEST
Details & Registration
Mar 10
Webinar: Unwilling but able: How to successfully enforce favourable judgments or awards against evasive debtors
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM AEDT
Details & Registration
Mar 11
Webinar: Identifying + Managing Risk
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEDT
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Compliance Trends for 2020


Despite 2020 being dominated by the impacts of COVID-19, the pace of legislative and regulatory change did not slow down. The analysis undertaken by Law Compliance indicates that more than 500 Acts and Regulations which had a compliance impact on their clients were passed in 2020, with the most significant developments occurring in the areas of privacy, employment, consumer, OH&S, criminal and corporations law. Each of these developments had, and will continue to have a compliance impact for almost all Australian businesses. 



Member in the Spotlight: Cate Bennett, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Movember


Member in the Spotlight allows us to get up-close and personal with some of our ACC Australia members. Earlier this month we featured, Cate Bennett, General Counsel and Company Secretary at Movember, and the winner of the 'Not For Profit Lawyer of the Year' at the 2020 ACC Australia Corporate Lawyer Awards, in our newsletter. 

Autumn issue

Australian Corporate Lawyer – Autumn 2021 issue available now

Visit the Australian Corporate Lawyer page on the ACC Australia website to read these features from the Autumn 2021 issue.  

Featured articles include:

2021 – A Year of Fun! 
Amidst lockdowns and uncertainty, nobody needs to be reminded that 2020 was a difficult year. So, let’s create an action plan to make 2021 a year of Fun. This article provides tips on reconnecting with colleagues, restarting those neglected hobbies and most importantly making work more enjoyable in 2021.  

This chapter is generously supported by our Corporate Alliance Partners
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