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Association of Corporate Counsel – Louisiana Chapter 

Code of Conduct for Events 

The Association of Corporate Counsel – Louisiana Chapter (the “LA-ACC Chapter”) is committed to ensuring a safe, welcoming and respectful environment for all participants at all LA-ACC Chapter events. 

This Code of Conduct for Events (“Code of Conduct”) applies to all LA-ACC Chapter-sponsored events and any related events or social gatherings. Events sponsored by The Association of Corporate Counsel (national level) (the “ACC”) will be governed by the ACC’s Event Code of Conduct. 

This Code of Conduct applies to all events hosted by the LA-ACC Chapter, sponsoring law firms or vendors, whether in-person or virtual, and extends to all LA-ACC Chapter members, staff and volunteers, as well as LA-ACC Chapter event attendees, guests, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, vendors and venue staff. This Code of Conduct is subject to change without notice.  

At LA-ACC Chapter-sponsored/hosted events, LA-ACC Chapter members (“you”) must always treat others with respect and civility: 

  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions 
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech 

  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants 

  • Alert any LA-ACC Chapter officer/member of the LA-ACC Chapter the Board of Directors if you notice a dangerous situation, see someone in distress or witness violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential (See, “If You Witness or Experience Conduct that Violates the Code,” below) 

Examples of Unacceptable Conduct 

Unacceptable conduct includes but is not limited to: 

  • Violence, threats of violence, unwanted touching, or physical intimidation 
  • Disruptive behavior or bullying 

  • Verbal or written harassment on any basis, including sexual harassment 

  • Displaying inappropriate visual information 

  • Possession of weapons or illegal substances 

  • Behavior that is illegal 

  • Violation of the rules of the event or venue 

  • Failure to follow safety instructions of the venue 

  • Any behavior that the LA-ACC Chapter officers or Board of Directors believes lacks respect or civility 

If You Witness or Experience Conduct that Violates the Code 

Contact venue staff/security, local law enforcement or emergency services immediately if you notice a dangerous situation, threats of violence or someone in distress.  

To report a violation of the Code of Conduct, please submit a Complaint Form to the LA-ACC Chapter President, Molly Vigour, at and/or to the national ACC Chapters coordinator at

You may make complaints anonymously. Whatever information you can provide, including identifying witnesses, will be helpful.  

All complaints will be treated seriously and responded to as promptly as possible. 

If an event sponsor/vendor/venue staff member witnesses or is alerted to any unacceptable behavior by an event participant, they are expected to report such behavior to the LA-ACC Chapter by alerting Chapter leadership as soon as practicable or after the event via the Complaint Form linked above.   

We Respect Your Confidentiality 

The LA-ACC Chapter will aim to respect the rights and privacy of those involved, including the rights of those who are being investigated. If you report a concern, your identity will only be revealed if it is absolutely necessary and only to those who have a clear need to know so they can completely address and resolve the incident you reported. 

Review of Violations of the Code of Conduct 

The LA-ACC Chapter Board of Directors, or its designee, will review all allegations of violations of this Code of Conduct and will process such allegations according to its adopted procedures. 

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior 

Unacceptable behavior from any LA-ACC Chapter event attendee, sponsor, venue staff or vendor will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. 

If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the LA-ACC Chapter officers/members of the Chapter Board of Directors may remove said participant from the event, without refund if charged, and/or the participant may be banned from future LA-ACC Chapter events. Egregious violations will result in more severe sanctions, including revoking ACC membership or referral of the matter to local law enforcement.