ACC National Capital Region

Members who are General Counsel and/or Chief Legal Officer are a very important constituency of our chapter.  

In order to better serve the needs of those members, the chapter has established a General Counsel Breakfast Club that meets monthly to provide GCs/CLOs with the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience in dealing with specific issues or business challenges. Click here for more information about the Breakfast Club and its meeting schedule.

We also have a very active CLO eGroup to further the dialogue among those members.  Members regularly post queries to get feedback on thorny issues or information about their peers' best practices.  Click here for more information about the eGroup and directions on how to subscribe.

GCs/CLOs:  Click here to learn about the chapter's Corporate Scholars Program, which can provide your legal department with a summer intern from one of the law schools in our service area.

In addition, please see the information below about extern/fellowship programs hosted by nearby law schools. Some of our member organizations have already tapped students from these programs with great success.

Washington and Lee School of Law

As part of the Washington and Lee School of Law's third-year curriculum, each student is required to obtain real practice experience.  Externs typically work at an externship site one to two days per week on a one-semester basis.  The students are also enrolled in a contemporaneous educational component. See attached summary for details and contact information for Tammi M. Hellwig, Director of Externships and Third-Year Programs Administration  

 George Washington University Law School

 The George Washington University Law School's Pathways to Practice Fellowship Program is designed to provide members of the class of 2012 who are still seeking paid employment the opportunity to obtain practice experience that will refine the legal skills that they developed in law school.  Research Fellows in the program will gain experience by assisting practicing attorneys with their work. They may serve in all areas of the legal profession, including public interest organizations, courts, other governmental units, law firms and businesses (Sponsoring Employer).  If you participate as a Sponsoring Employer, the Research Fellows will submit applications directly to you but you are under no obligations to accept any candidate. A Research Fellow who secures an unpaid internship with a Sponsoring Employer will be compensated directly by the Law School provided that the Research Fellow fulfills the program requirement of working 35 hours per week for the Sponsoring Employer. If you are interested in becoming a Sponsoring Employer or learning more about the Pathways to Practice Fellowship Program, please see the attached summary or contact Kevin McClease at .

 If you have ideas for additional resources, please contact Ilene Reid, Executive Director, at



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