Developing Women Leaders - Challenges and Strategies

Insights from the ACC CLO Club Roundtable: Developing Women Leaders

Although much progress has been made in advancing the status of women in the legal profession, women are still a minority in in-house legal leadership positions.  

At this CLO Roundtable held in Calgary on January 19, 2017 on Developing Women Leaders, participants shared many successful strategies for overcoming challenges and biases to help women leaders succeed.  

You may download a summary of the discussion at the link below.


Legal Operations: Leading Practices in Implementing Strategy, Leading Change, and Advancing Law Department Excellence

Leading Practice Profile

This resource presents the leading practices of legal departments that leverage dedicated legal operations staff to manage the business aspects of Legal. Through profiles of 11 legal departments, it conveys who leads the legal operations function, relationships between general counsel and their legal operations leaders, reasons for the legal operations function, how it functions, its scope and impacts.

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Leveraging Legal Leadership: The General Counsel As A Corporate Culture Influencer

ACC Resource Library - Quick Reference

When the general counsel has a seat at the chief executives leadership table, it sends a signal to the companys stakeholders (internal and external) that ethics, compliance, and other legal risk considerations are a top priority of the company.

ACC In-house Trends Report

ACC Resource Library - Surveys

Based on responses from 1,800 in-house counsel in 53 countries, the Global Perspectives: ACC In-house Trends Report reveals insights that lawyers, department leaders, aspiring in-house counsel, law firms and anyone working with inside counsel can use ...

ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey - Executive Summary

ACC Resource Library - Surveys

ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey - Executive Summary

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Using Non-Lawyer Personnel to Help Perform Legal Functions

ACC Resource Library - Leading Practices Profile

The challenge: do more, do it well, do it quickly, and keep costs down. This is a reality facing law departments today. This practice profile explores how nine companies are stepping up to this challenge. Learn about practices utilizing non-lawyer...

Organizational Effectiveness: The New Imperative for Developing a World-Class Legal Department

ACC Resource Library - InfoPAK

This InfoPAK examines the concept of organizational effectiveness and how corporate counsel can use its principles to effectively develop an international, “world-class” legal department. The InfoPAK focuses primarily on “soft” organizational develop...

Project Management for the In-house Law Department ACC Materials

ACC Resource Library - Quick Reference

A list of ACC legal resources related to each session presented at the Project Management for the In-house Law Department course held at the Boston University Questrom School of Business.

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