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Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the 27th ACC Australia In-house Legal National Conference and Awards are going 100% virtual.

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Tickets $390

Limited Offer $195


A 50% discount will be applied for the first 50 members that register from each state, bringing the ticket price down to $195.

To take up this offer, simply register now using the promotional code STATE50 (E.g.: NSW50, WA50).

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Have you visited the ACC Docket lately?

The ACC Docket is ACC’s dedicated site for timely news and member-driven updates drawn from the ACC community.

In this article, Niti Nadarajah, Head of Legal (Australia) at Philip Morris shares her perspectives on enhancing one’s reputation through social media.

Professional Branding: Improving the legal profession’s reputation through social media
With the increasing influence of social media on public thought, lawyers can use platforms such as LinkedIn to build their own personal brands and in doing so, help combat some of these misconceptions.

New articles are added every day so visit the ACC Docket today and catch the latest insights from the Australian and global in-house community.

Interested in writing for the ACC Docket? Review our authoring guidelines and get ready to share your perspectives with ACC members around the world.

2021 In-house Counsel Trends Report

ACC Australia, with the support of our Corporate Alliance Program Partners, has produced our annual In-house Trends Survey, which was completed in March-April this year by 212 members. It is with pleasure that we can now provide you with the link to the newly published report.
While revisiting trends around legal technology uptake, work-life balance and direct briefing with barristers, this year’s survey also deeply explored the impact of the global pandemic on in-house legal teams, with some surprising and not-so-surprising results.

The report is meaty for those who want to deep dive into the detail. However, if your time is limited, just go straight to page four for a bird’s eye summary of the findings.
We are incredibly grateful for our Corporate Alliance Program (CAP) Partners, whose generosity enables us to provide valuable information and quality services to our members. Please ensure you are familiar with our CAP partners, as without them, we would not be able to produce such excellence in publications for you.

Employment Law for In-house Counsel Conference

Employment law issues have become one of the biggest challenges facing general counsel in the workplace - even more so after the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Association of Corporate Counsel Australia and Thomson Reuters’ Employment Law for In-house Counsel Conference is taking place online on 11 October 2021.

The conference will address the most recent changes to employment law with consideration to the practical effects of these developments for employers. The conference is for in-house counsels acting as trusted advisers to help them navigate the workplace relations regulatory maze.


Upcoming Chapter Events

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Sep 23
Virtual event | ACC Australia Webinar
Webinar: Session 1: Building a Business Case for Legal Automation
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM AEST
Details & Registration
Sep 23
Virtual event | ACC Australia Webinar
Webinar: Session 2: How to Successfully Implement and Increase the Adoption of Legal Automation
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM AEST
Details & Registration
Sep 29
Web Demo: ACC Online Orientation – Getting the most out of your ACC Membership!
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM AEST
Details & Registration


MON, AUGUST 9 2021

No Jab – No Job: Can Australian employers take the lead on COVID:19 vaccination roll-out?


As the COVID-19 vaccination ramps up in Australia, an important issue for employers is whether they can require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.


MON, AUGUST 2 2021

The Role of Lawyers in the Face of Increasingly Capable Technology


It is something of a tired cliché these days to talk of the threat of artificial intelligence (AI) replacing lawyers. There are already substantial places where increasingly intelligent technology is performing tasks that lawyers used to perform, and we should expect technology to make increasingly aggressive inroads into the practice of law in upcoming decades.

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.

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