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Launching the Legal Technology and Innovation Special Interest Group

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ACC Australia is delighted to announce the launch of the new Legal Technology and Innovation special interest community (LTIC). LTIC is focused on supporting ACC Australia members with connecting a supportive and encouraging in-house LTIC network; and fast, helpful, practical resources and information on legal tech and innovation.

This is a special invitation to connect with this energetic community by visiting the LTIC webpage, joining the conversation on LTIC LinkedIn and meet the fabulous LTIC committee in this 3 minute quirky and enlightening introductory video.

In-House Legal Summer 21/22 Clerkship - Seeking Expressions Of Interest

Do you need energetic young talent to help out on those research tasks or big projects that you know you have to do, but don’t have the time to do? Do you want to give back to the legal profession and mentor the next generation of lawyers but don’t know where to start? Do you think it’s time the in-house legal profession offer more opportunities to law students, and proactively raise awareness on what a career “in-house” looks like through practical experience? If you’re thinking “YES” in response to these questions, then it sounds like you should host a law student clerk for the upcoming ACC Australia In-House Legal Summer 2021/2022 Clerkship Program!

Click here to read more.

A podcast that’s by in-house for in-house

In-house Insiders is a podcast produced by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), where you get to hear from some of the most interesting in-house legal professionals in Australia. 

Hosted by Mei Ramsay, Group General Counsel at Medibank, each fortnight we turn the spotlight on a different individual as we dive into their stories, hear about the challenges they've faced along the way, and the lessons they've learned that have defined their careers. Through the series, we speak to people from diverse backgrounds, at different stages of their careers; all with a unique story to tell.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: DATE & FORMAT CHANGE

 

ACC Australia, in consultation with the ACC Australia Victoria Committee and other key stakeholders, has made the difficult decision to defer the Victorian In-House Counsel Day to Wednesday July 28, and to make it a completely virtual format.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this decision may cause. 

For those that had already registered for the event and haven't received an email from the events team please contact ausevents@accglobal.com

Registrations for the new date have opened - with our exciting new program being confirmed.

For more info visit the event website here.

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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:

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ACC Asia-Pacific Xchange: Transforming the Modern Law Department

The world is changing and ACC’s Asia-Pacific Annual Meeting is changing too. 

The ACC Asia-Pacific Xchange will deliver a unique learning experience designed to make new knowledge stick by offering you a day of learning and a day of doing. The event will offer legal executives, practice leads, and operations professionals the chance to discover best practices and hone the innovation mindset. 

Instead of pedalling faster, hop in the driver’s seat at X21. Select from sessions to help you tackle burgeoning challenges, together with inspired learning opportunities that are practical, interactive, and developed for legal leaders like you, operating in today’s continuously evolving business environment.  

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Certification Program

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) In -house Counsel Certification Program covers the core competencies that are applied by corporate counsel professionals. ACC Certification draws on the collective knowledge and experience of ACC’s global membership to identify what is essential to a successful in-house practice worldwide. 

The training is a combination of self-paced online training modules (8) and virtual workshops. The virtual workshops are three hours in duration, four days a week for two weeks.

Monday, July 12 – Thursday July 22nd (Monday to Thursday evenings over consecutive weeks) at 7-10pm Melbourne time. 
Monday, August 23 – September 2nd  (Monday to Thursday evenings over consecutive weeks) at 5-8pm Melbourne time. 
 

ACC Australia supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart

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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Upcoming Chapter Events

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Jun 17
In-person event | Ashurst Terrace 11/5 Martin Pl, Sydney NSW 2000
NSW: End of Financial Year Drinks
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM AEST
Details & Registration
Jun 22
In-person event | Gilbert + Tobin Sydney Office Level 35, International Tower Two, 200 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo, NSW
NSW: Being a better giver – Corporate philanthropy structures and options
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM AEST
Details & Registration
Jun 23
Web Demo: ACC Online Orientation – Getting the most out of your ACC Membership!
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM AEST
Details & Registration

News
 

MON, JUNE 7 2021

Compliance without catastrophe: insights from both sides of the regulator divide

 

A virtual roundtable hosted by Nuix. Investigations and cybersecurity expert Stuart Clarke hosted a lively discussion with insights from the 2021 Global Regulator report, which you can download. Click here to read the highlights from the event.

 

MON, MAY 31 2021

Privileged Conversations: Spain Affirms Legal Privilege for In-house Counsel

 

On July 1, new Spanish bar regulations impacting legal professional privilege will go into effect. The new regulations add flexibility to the practice of law and explicitly equate in-house counsel with lawyers who practice in law firms as employees or partners. This treatment is familiar for lawyers who practice in the United States, where they are accustomed to the same rights and obligations as those who work in law firms. 

Winter 2021 issue

Australian Corporate Lawyer – Winter 2021 issue available now

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

Featured articles include:

The role of lawyers in the face of Increasingly Capable Technology – David Field, Chief Legal Counsel at Canon Oceania
While talk of artificial intelligence replacing lawyers is a common topic, it is reasonable to expect technology to make increasingly aggressive inroads into the practice of law over coming decades. No sensible lawyer should be resisting this trend, and in fact the true challenge for lawyers lies in collaboration with technology.

This chapter is generously supported by our Corporate Alliance Partners
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