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San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Code of Conduct for Events


Last updated: March 2024

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel (SFBA ACC) is committed to ensuring a safe, welcoming, and respectful environment at its events.

At SFBA ACC sponsored events you must always treat others with respect and civility.

This Code of Conduct applies to all SFBA ACC sponsored events and any related events or social gatherings, whether in person or on-line. Events sponsored by ACC will be governed by ACC’s Event Code of Conduct.

You agree, by attending an SFBA ACC event, to be bound by this Code of Conduct, which form an essential part of the terms and conditions of such event.

This Code of Conduct applies to anyone involved in an SFBA ACC sponsored event, including all SFBA ACC employees, staff and volunteers, ACC members, attendees, guests, speakers, volunteers, sponsors, exhibiters, vendors and venue staff. This policy is subject to change without notice. 

Unacceptable Conduct includes (“Unacceptable Conduct“):

  • 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 or making inappropriate comments
  • 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 SFBA ACC staff
  • Any behavior that SFBA ACC believes, in its sole discretion, lacks respect or civility


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

To report Unacceptable Conduct at an event, contact a member of ACC staff as soon as possible or file a complaint with SFBA ACC at this link. 

You may make Complaints anonymously, however, we encourage you to provide as much detail as you feel may be necessary for us to address the Unacceptable Conduct. 

All reports will be kept as confidential as possible.

Consequences of Unacceptable Conduct

Unacceptable Conduct will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop Unacceptable Conduct must comply at once.

Violations of this policy may result in any or all of the following: 

  • Removal from an event without refund or warning 
  • Banning from future ACC events, at the local and national level 
  • Revoking ACC membership 
  • Referral to local law enforcement
  • Referral to State Bar