DEAR ACC GEORGIA MEMBERS:
As we speed into the latter half of 2019, we’d like to take a moment to thank our Association of Corporate Counsel Georgia Chapter members and sponsors for supporting a robust summer schedule of professional development and CLE programming specifically designed for in-house counsel.
In case you missed it, our summer programming raised the bar for engaging, entertaining and educational events. Our three Monthly Luncheons included a Jeopardy!-themed presentation on employment law, our two Women’s Initiative events included a Bollywood-style dance party and our signature Leadership Series guided members on how to communicate with tact and professionalism.
Our efforts to give back to the community continued with the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta helping nonprofits deal with employment issues. A Deep Dive Luncheon and our annual CLE/networking event with the Atlanta Braves gave members extended time to connect with peers and learn about timely legal issues.
We’d like to extend a special thanks to each of our event sponsors, listed on the next page. Without their generous support, these events would not be possible.
Next Generation of In-House Counsel
Also this summer, ACC Georgia was proud to provide opportunities for law students to learn about the role of in-house counsel with practical experience through internships. The 2019 Lori Ann Haydu Memorial Summer Internship Program provided three paid internships to rising second-year law students who each worked in two corporate legal departments. We congratulate Diamond Alexander at Emory University School of Law and Tracy Mokake and Bianca Webb at Georgia State University College of Law on completing their internships. We also thank the members who volunteered their time to review applications and interview candidates. ACC Georgia salutes the companies that hosted this year’s interns: Beazer Homes, Carter’s, Global Payments, McKesson Corporation, Pulte Group and Randstad US.
Looking ahead to fall, we have many more events lined up through the end of the year to support career development, including Monthly Luncheons, Deep Dive Luncheons with opportunities for CLE credit, Women's Initiative events, a half-day international seminar and the CLE Jamboree. Our Street Law program, which teaches young people about law and government, and the Legal Checkup for nonprofits, which provides pro bono opportunities, will be scheduled later in the year.
Whatever you’re seeking to develop, whether it is your skills, knowledge, experience or professional network, ACC Georgia is committed to providing the resources you need to excel as in-house counsel.
We look forward to seeing you at our next event!
ACC Georgia President
Assistant General Counsel, Cox Communications, Inc.