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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 sole in-house lawyer who has shown highest excellence beyond the expectations of their role and demonstrated added value to their organisation.

Eligibility: Any in-house lawyer who is the sole lawyer in 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 sole 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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Nominations Open Tuesday 18 June 2024
Nominations Close Friday 9 August 2024
Finalists Announced Tuesday 15 October 2024
Awards Ceremony Thursday 14 November 2024