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Are you a Value Champion?
Every year, ACC celebrates value leadership from law departments of all sizes, from all around the world. If your legal department has reduced spending, improved predictability, or achieved better outcomes, you could be recognized as a 2021 ACC Value Champion.
If selected, you will have the opportunity to present your value initiative at the ACC Annual Meeting, enabling others to learn from your success. You will also receive:
- Exposure through media announcements and on the ACC website
- A 2-page profile in a booklet accompanying the ACC Docket magazine, reaching over 45,000 in-house counsel
- Acknowledgement at the annual ACC Leadership event and an engraved, crystal trophy
- Inclusion in the ACC Value Champions cohort that convenes regularly to exchange ideas
“Being a Value Champion has affirmed that we are on the right track in our legal innovation journey. It has also provided us many opportunities to share with colleagues and peers the benefits of applying design thinking to the provision of in-house legal services and how straightforward it can be to implement positive change.” — Past ACC Value Champion Caroline McPherson, Legal Operations & Communications Manager, Hatch Australia
To submit your story, get more information, or check out past ACC Value Champions, visit www.acc.com/valuechampions.
Start your nomination today. Nominations are due by 31 January 2021.
Nominations for the 2021 ACC Top 10 30-Somethings Awards are now open
The ACC Top 10 30-Somethings awards recognise in-house counsel trailblazers for their innovation, global perspectives, proactive practice, advocacy efforts, and pro bono and community service work. Awards are graciously sponsored by Saul Ewing, Arnstein, and Lehr LLP and presented at the ACC Corporate Counsel University®. Top 10 30-Somethings awardees are given special participation opportunities as speakers, authors, and mentors, are connected with Top 30s alumni, and profiled in the ACC Docket.
In-house counsel must be between the ages of 30 and 39 at the time of nomination and show outstanding achievement in their profession. Self-nomination is acceptable and encouraged.
Criteria for selection
The nominee has added value to his or her legal department, organization/company, and/or the in-house community through:
§ Anticipating and proactively preventing or approaching challenges
§ A strong global perspective
§ Advocacy efforts, participation in cases that champion the in-house community, and/or advancing diversity in the profession
§ Pro bono and/or community service work
Nominations are now open and close February 5, 2021. Nominate today!
ACC PRO BONO LEGAL WORK IN HONG KONG
Click here for a full copy of the ACC Hong Kong Guide for In-house Counsel on Pro bono Legal Work in Hong Kong. The guide covers the scope of pro bono services and the regulatory Hong Kong landscape, information on key Hong Kong organizations in need of pro bono legal services, and support and advocacy for pro bono engagement by the Hong Kong legal community.
CPBS 500X500 Campaign
Pro Bono HK provides free legal assistance to marginalised and disadvantaged individuals in our community. Since its launch in May 2017 to date, our community legal clinic located in Sham Shui Po has assisted over 100 clients and provided over 120 hours of legal service on a pro bono basis. Thus far, we have relied on the kindness of Solicitor volunteers working in private practice.
Due to demand, we need to expand and increase the availability of our services to other disadvantaged members of the public. Please help us to do this by donating to our Access to Justice Fund (“A2J Fund”) at: www.simplygiving.com/event/a2jfund and/or volunteering your services.
The A2J Fund will be used to cover:
- the costs of expanding and running the community legal clinics in Hong Kong ·
- professional indemnity insurance premiums to enable practicing solicitors working in-house to provide pro bono legal advice at our clinic
Pro Bono HK welcomes inquiries from in-house counsel and is working jointly with ACC on the Pro Bono Insurance Scheme for In-house Counsel. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org