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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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Summary: Awarded to the General Counsel who has shown highest excellence beyond the expectations of their role and demonstrated added value to their organisation.

Eligibility: Legal leaders who hold the most senior legal officer role within their organisation.

Judging Criteria

  • Demonstrated excellence in the provision of legal services and the management of legal resources - preferably supported by senior management.
  • Provision of outstanding leadership or direction in area/s of law or law-related management practised by in-house lawyers.
  • Significant positive contribution to the development, enhancement, or success of their employer (for example, pro bono work or innovative practice measures).
  • Demonstrated ability to develop knowledge of legal matters or law not previously practiced - or acknowledged thought leadership of a particular area of the law.

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Timeframes

 
Nominations Open Tuesday 20 July 2021
Nominations Close Friday 27 August 2021
Finalists Announced Wednesday 15 September 2021
Finalist Submissions Due Thursday 30 September 2021
Awards Ceremony Monday 8 November 2021
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