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The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world's largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe.

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  • What is ACC?

    What is ACC?

    The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) serves the professional needs of in-house counsel around the world and is the premier source for information, networking opportunities, and education for in-house practitioners.

  • Who belongs to ACC?

    Who belongs to ACC?

    ACC's membership includes a diverse mix of more than 45,000 in-house lawyers who represent more than 10,000 companies in 85 countries.

  • How does membership work?

    How does membership work?

    When you join ACC, you become a member of the global organization and your local chapter. You can also join any or all of ACC’s networks; simply indicate your selections on the application form.

    For members in Australia, certain aspects of membership may vary, including eligibilitybenefits, and fees. Please click here to find out more.

    For members in Hong Kong, please click here for more information.

  • What are the annual dues?

    What are the annual dues?

    Individual members pay US$385 per year. For departments enrolling nine or more lawyers, we offer corporate memberships with significant savings compared to the individual rate. To sign up your department today, contact [email protected].

    For members in Australia, certain aspects of membership may vary, including eligibilitybenefits, and fees. Please click here for more information.

    For members in Hong Kong, please click here for more information.

  • What is the length of my membership term?

    What is the length of my membership term?

    Membership in ACC is for one year.

  • Several staff in my company belong to ACC. Can we pay our dues all at once?

    Several staff in my company belong to ACC. Can we pay our dues all at once?

    Yes, and if you have nine or more members, we encourage you to participate in our corporate memberships. To pay dues for multiple lawyers at one time or to sign up for our corporate membership, please call us at +1.202.293.4103 x360 or email [email protected].

  • Once I join, how long before I receive my member benefits, especially the ACC Docket?

    Once I join, how long before I receive my member benefits, especially the ACC Docket?

    You’ll receive your personal user ID and password details via email immediately upon joining. A welcome kit will arrive by regular mail approximately two weeks after, followed by your first issue of the ACC Docketin four to six weeks. However, you may access the digital version of the magazine and online companion site immediately.

  • When I join ACC, will I be enrolled in my local chapter automatically?

    When I join ACC, will I be enrolled in my local chapter automatically?

    Yes, you are automatically assigned to a chapter based on your location. Chapters offer an array of valuable professional development and networking opportunities.

  • How do I locate the chapter in my area?

    How do I locate the chapter in my area?

    Visit our chapters page to learn more about the chapter in your area, including chapter leadership, and to find out about upcoming educational and social events.

  • Can I transfer from one chapter to another If I move?

    Can I transfer from one chapter to another If I move?

    Yes, simply update your record online and you will automatically be assigned to the local chapter in your new location. Or you can call us at +1.202.293.4103 x360 or email [email protected].

  • Can I join more than one chapter?

    Can I join more than one chapter?

    No, but you are welcome to visit the other chapter pages to view upcoming programs and connect with the chapter leadership.

  • How do I update my profile?

    How do I update my profile?

    You can update your profile by logging in to acc.com and clicking on my account. Some changes will automatically reflect in your record; however, company name changes are sent to ACC for an ACC member staff representative to update. Please allow two business days for this change to appear. For help updating your profile, please call us at +1.202.293.4103 x360 or email [email protected].

  • If I leave the organization, will the membership come with me?

    If I leave the organization, will the membership come with me?

    Membership in ACC is individual and portable, as long as you continue to meet ACC’s eligibility requirements. If you leave the profession or if your company paid for the membership, your membership can be terminated and ACC may transfer your membership to your successor. We do offer special membership rates for existing members who retire or find themselves in-transition.

  • What is ACC Legal Operations?

    What is ACC Legal Operations?

    ACC Legal Operations is a section of ACC that supports corporate legal operations professionals by delivering benchmarking, resources, and opportunities to collaborate. It also serves as a unified voice to advance this critical business function.

  • Who can join ACC Legal Operations?

    Who can join ACC Legal Operations?

    Professionals dedicated to managing operations for a corporate law department (i.e., the office of the general counsel) on a full-time basis are welcome to subscribe. This includes leaders of operations overall, as well as those responsible for outside counsel and/or vendor management, data analytics, project management, process improvement, and litigation support. Being a lawyer is not a requirement, but subscriptions to ACC Legal Operations are free for ACC members.

  • Why should I join ACC Legal Operations?

    Why should I join ACC Legal Operations?

    As an ACC Legal Operations subscriber, you will be given a wide variety of resources to help you in your role to make law departments more effective and efficient, while supporting the general counsel/chief legal officer. A few of the many benefits include the opportunity to connect with your peers both virtually and in-person as part of roundtables and educational events, access to our robust resource library, including the highly acclaimed ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model toolkit, benchmarking opportunities, a curated industry newsfeed and newsletter, and career resources and job listings.

  • Still have questions?

    Still have questions?

    Call us at +1.202.293.4103 x360 or email [email protected].

    Australian members may call +1.300.558.550 (toll free within Australia) or +61.03.9248.5500, or email [email protected].

    Hong Kong members may call +582.2516.7007 or email [email protected].

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