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2020-04-03 SoCal Gala Postponed

Dear Chapter Members:

ACC Southern California continues to prioritize the health and safety of our members, sponsors, and community and will refrain from hosting in-person events for at least as long as the CDC or local governments recommend.  We will be offering webcasts and hope to continue offering quality programming.

ACC Global continues to update its collection of resources: Coronavirus Collection.

Many of our Sponsors have established COVID-19 task forces and assembled helpful information on their website.  Here is a list of all of these resources for your convenience.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions for topics you would like to hear about.

Warm regards,

Betty St. Marie
Executive Director
ACC Southern California
1000 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1600
Los Angeles, CA  90017
213 689 2990
[email protected]




The Southern California Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has over 1,600 members.  With a focus on equipping in-house counsel for success through collaboration and education, the chapter offers more than 80 professional development and networking events each year.


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We welcome in-house counsel to become more involved in our organization. For more information on ACC Southern California’s local activities and services, please contact our Executive Director, Betty St. Marie, at [email protected].  Click HERE for more information on becoming a member.

Upcoming Chapter Events

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Apr 3
Webcast Only: April 3, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Litigation: What to do (and what not to do) now, and how to prepare for the future
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM PDT
Details & Registration
Apr 8
Webcast Only: April 8, 2020 - Managing Business Needs During a Pandemic
11:50 AM - 1:10 PM PDT
Details & Registration
Apr 16
Webcast Only
April 16, 2020 Webcast Only: “Overwhelmed? What Mindfulness Research Teaches Us About the Benefits of Being Present – NOW!”
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM PDT
Details & Registration
Apr 22
Uh Oh! Did My Trade Secrets Just Walk Out the Back Door? -- Protecting and Recovering Trade Secrets
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM PST
Details & Registration



Mindful Inspiration: How to Start a Well-being Movement for Your ACC Chapter by Olesja Cormney, Jill Kalliomaa, and Jeffrey Compangano

Editor's note: This article was written before the coronavirus outbreak.  Like all ACC Networks and Chapters, ACC Southern California has postponed all in-person events until the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or local governments recommend.  In the meantime, join one of the Chapter's webcasts, and focus on your well-being (and your community's) by practicing social distancing.



Application Instructions and Eligibility Requirements

Background and Purpose:

ACC-SoCal believes that it is incumbent upon the legal community to assist in alleviating the economic burden faced by financially-challenged minority students as each student prepares for the California Bar Exam and a future in the legal profession.  To help students resolve this burden, the ACC-SoCal scholarship program pays for a limited number of California Bar Exam review courses for minority students that might have otherwise had to forgo taking such courses.  A limited number of recipients will be selected from applications received from qualified students who demonstrate high moral character and financial need.  


Eligibility is limited to full-time and part-time minority law students who (a) experienced financial hardship during their law school career and may have to forgo taking a bar review course if not for this program, (b) will graduate in spring 2020 or fall 2020 with a JD from an ABA-accredited law school in ACC-SoCal’s designated region (i.e., Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties), and (c) registered (including Moral Character Application submission) to take the California Bar Exam in July 2020 or February 2021.

How to Apply:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE APPLICATION FORM.  Please provide complete, detailed answers to the application questions and all of the required attachments in a single envelope.  Please return your completed application along with the required supporting documentation set forth below to:

     ACC-SoCal Diversity Committee – Scholarships
     c/o Resources Global
     1000 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1600
     Los Angeles, CA  90017

Applications must be typed in 12-point typeface and postmarked no later than April 3, 2020, for our receipt no later than April 8, 2020.  In the alternative, students may e-mail submissions for our receipt no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time April 8, 2020, or send questions to [email protected].  (Due to the volume of entries, ACC-SoCal may not acknowledge receipt of applications.)

Selection Criteria:

ACC-SoCal will award such scholarships on the basis of minority status, financial need, moral character, academic achievement, and community involvement.

ACC-SoCal will take reasonable steps to safeguard confidential information received from applicants, using measures not less protective that those that ACC-SoCal uses to protect its own information of a like nature.

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