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The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world's largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe.

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The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia is part of a global network of over 45,000 in-house counsel employed by over 10,000 organisations in more than 85 countries.

ACC Australia is proud to represent the interests of lawyers working for corporations and government in Australia. In-house lawyers constitute approximately 30% of the total Australian legal profession or about 14,000 practitioners, making our role as the 'voice of in-house lawyers' a vital one for the furthering and advancement of the profession.


Our Mission

ACC Australia’s mission is to advance the knowledge and understanding of Australian in-house practice through the provision of education for the public and the in-house profession, and advocacy, networking and professional services to its members, including by:

  • Developing a knowledge base about and for the in-house profession
  • Fostering member collaboration
  • Championing the professional recognition of in-house lawyers publicly and recognising personal standing
  • Advocating on matters of interest to the in-house profession to shape Australia’s corporate legal environment and promote the understanding of the law within the business and legal communities and by the public
  • Providing cutting-edge, in-house specific and tailored education; and
  • Supporting members with the tools and services they need to excel personally and professionally in their careers and to be able to give back to the community as a whole

Click here to download the ACC Australia strategic plan 2022-2024


Our Structure

ACC Australia is a not-for-profit organisation and a company limited by guarantee incorporated in New South Wales. We are governed by a representative Board, Divisions and Executive Committees. Read more about how ACC Australia is structured here.