Colorado Chapter

Victoria DonovanPresident's Message

Dear ACC Colorado Chapter Members,

Can you believe we are halfway through 2017 already? On July 13, 2017, the ACC Colorado chapter is hosting an event to celebrate our members. Our chapter has over 700 members throughout Colorado and our members practice in virtually all practice areas. That is a tremendous amount of talent and knowledge that can be leveraged and shared to keep all of us engaged, learning, and ready to take on new challenges. As in house counsel we are all focused on the needs of our business and operating at a business pace. This pace is sometimes at odds with our professional training in law, where we learned to be thorough, thoughtful, precise, detailed, and most importantly, accurate in our analysis. Managing the sometimes contrasting approaches between managing a business and our skills as lawyers takes a good amount of practice and experience, but we cannot always wait for the experience to evolve. We need to think on our feet, know the boundaries, be adaptable and know who or what to ask when time is of the essence. That is where membership has its benefits. With over 700 members, across all sizes of companies, all industries, and multiple geographies, our members have experiences (and practice) that can help each of us gain the knowledge necessary for our businesses at the moment it is needed.

Membership has its benefits only when you take advantage of what is available. No one has all the answers and we are only as good as we can be when we share and contribute our experiences and knowledge, and learn from others’ experiences.

So I challenge all of us to take full advantage of our membership in ACC for the last half of 2017. Join a committee or practice group, attend one of our great local events (link to the calendar is below), volunteer to help find speakers for an event or volunteer to speak at an event, or join a national ACC webcast or a national ACC event and report back for our chapter members. Participation and contribution bring understanding and awareness.

I hope you will join us on July 13 at our second annual Member Appreciation celebration for a night of fun, community, and a bit of experience sharing. We will also offer a new program immediately prior to the celebration during which we will cover the various benefits of being an ACC Colorado member and global ACC resources.

Thank you to all our members for supporting our chapter and making it one of the best ACC chapters in the country. Below is a link to our chapter website and the chapter’s calendar. If you would like to participate or volunteer with any committees or events, please don’t hesitate to contact me, or Josie Hall, our chapter administrator. Also, if you know of any new members or non-members that should be joining, please let us know.

Also keep an eye out for our weekly emails on our events! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Tori Donovan


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