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ACC Research
Publication Date
04/28/2020

A study of the state of maturity among in-house legal departments across 15 legal operations functions.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: Global
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
05/08/2020
2 pages

Not letting its small size impede its innovation, Fir Tree has streamlined its legal operations by using many of the same processes and technology solutions adopted by large corporate law departments. Using the ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model as a roadmap, the team targeted legacy pain-points and leveraged data, alternative legal service providers and ingenuity to add tech solutions.

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Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
05/08/2020
10 pages

Suite of vendor reports includes Spend, Invoices, Operations and Matter-specific dashboards (includes total spend, discounts, staffing ratios, diversity, with breakdowns by vendor, matters, budget category, etc.)

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Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
05/08/2020
1 pages

Fir Tree Partners Legal Operations Project Background and Pillars of Success

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Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: United States
Audience: Legal Operations
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
05/08/2020
8 pages

This North American energy company decided that innovation was needed to be nimbler in the delivery of jurisdictional licensing opinions to its engineers. TC Energy engaged (past Champion) Shook, Hardy & Bacon to design a secure, scalable, easy-to-use online tool that is accessible around-the-clock.

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Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
05/08/2020
1 pages

To keep up with a rapidly growing $10B+ business, VMware Legal needed to scale how they operated. To redefine the way they worked, and to elevate their value, they focused on three core areas: (i) taking their technology and data analytics strategy to the next level; (ii) expanding their outsourcing and insourcing capabilities; and (iii) building a team with diverse skills, competencies, and talents.

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Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: Global
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
05/08/2020
1 pages

To keep up with a rapidly growing $10B+ business, VMware Legal needed to scale how they operated. To redefine the way they worked, and to elevate their value, they focused on three core areas: (i) taking their technology and data analytics strategy to the next level; (ii) expanding their outsourcing and insourcing capabilities; and (iii) building a team with diverse skills, competencies, and talents.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: Global
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
05/08/2020
1 pages

To keep up with a rapidly growing $10B+ business, VMware Legal needed to scale how they operated. To redefine the way they worked, and to elevate their value, they focused on three core areas: (i) taking their technology and data analytics strategy to the next level; (ii) expanding their outsourcing and insourcing capabilities; and (iii) building a team with diverse skills, competencies, and talents.

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Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: Global
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
03/01/2019
30 pages

The ACC Guide to Value-Based Fees provides a step-by-step approach to help those new to the process get started and to help those who are veterans of the process consider whether there may be opportunities to improve what they already do. The checklists, flow-charts and tables are designed to help in assessing a particular matter to determine which value-based fee constructs would fit best, as well how to best implement and carry out those terms.

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Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: Global
Audience: Legal Operations
Checklists
Publication Date
05/12/2020
3 pages

New Employee On-Boarding Checklist

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Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: United States
Audience: Legal Operations
1 person found this helpful.
Checklists
Publication Date
05/15/2020
1 pages

Project Management Best Practices Checklist (LibertyMutual)

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Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: United States
Audience: Legal Operations
Articles
Publication Date
06/04/2019
30 pages

The ACC Guide to Value-Based Fees provides a step-by-step approach to help those new to the process get started and to help those who are veterans of the process consider whether there may be opportunities to improve what they already do. The checklists, flow-charts and tables are designed to help in assessing a particular matter to determine which value-based fee constructs would fit best, as well how to best implement and carry out those terms.

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Source: Resource Library
Region: Global
Audience: Legal Operations
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
05/19/2020
11 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: United States
Audience: Legal Operations
3 people found this helpful.
Articles
Publication Date
07/21/2020

Legal Operations is the function within the office of the general counsel that takes responsibility for efficient and effective delivery of legal services for the corporation.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: Global
Audience: Legal Operations
Articles
Author
Alexander D. Gonzalez, Esq.
Publication Date
09/08/2020

In-house counsel often have to juggle contract review, fast turnarounds, and risk management in their day-to-day activities. In this Quick Overview, member author Alex D. Gonzalez Esq. discusses how a busy in-house counsel can deal with an urgent contract review request and maintain company efficiency.

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Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
the Association of Corporate Counsel
Publication Date
09/29/2020

As Chief Legal Officer, how can you help your organization build trust, especially during a time of crisis? In this article, learn more about how you can increase focus on social good, support the safety of your employees and stakeholders, and engage in proactive policies that will support staff while working remotely.

Resource Details
Collection: Leadership Skills, CLO Toolkit
Region: Global
Audience: CLO / GC
Articles
Author
Association of Corporate Counsel
Publication Date
10/01/2020

Of all the key areas in which law department leaders self-graded their overall maturity and development in the recent ACC Benchmarking report, Innovation Management ranked last. How can law departments create a culture of innovation and creativity, let it thrive, and keep that culture alive? Chief legal officers (“CLO”) set the tone for their teams through how leadership approaches, how they hire, retain and promote, and, finally, the behaviors they incentivize. Explore key takeaways below from ACC’s virtual CLO roundtable on 23 July 2020.

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Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: Global
Audience: CLO / GC
2 people found this helpful.
Articles
Author
ACC Australia
Publication Date
11/05/2020
28 pages

ACC Australia's profiles of women in-house counsel celebrates and showcases their extraordinary journeys. In this article, our members share their personal and professional growth, challenges they faced, and "advice to their younger self", learning from growing.

Resource Details
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House
Articles
Author
ACC Australia
Publication Date
08/01/2020
2 pages

During a crisis like the Covid-19 pandemic, the principles of good communication remain the same: values matter and communicate with your stakeholders.

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Region: Australia, Global
Articles
Author
Aleksander Stawicki, attorney-at-law, senior partner and Wojciech Kulczyk, attorney-at-law, senior associate, WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr Sp.k.
Publication Date
11/10/2020

The recently published report from the survey conducted by Polish law firm Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr Sp.k. (WKB) in cooperation with the Polish Association of General Counsel (the “Report”) provides useful insight into key compliance trends in Poland. In this Quick Overview, learn more about how compliance programs are viewed and internalized in Poland.

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Region: Poland
Audience: Mid-Career, New to In-House, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
1 person found this helpful.
Articles
Author
Lori Middlehurst, APAC Employment Law Lead, Salesforce, Nick Willets, Board Director (Volunteer), John Mac Foundation, and Vered Keisar, VP and GC, ResMed
Publication Date
08/01/2020
4 pages

In a time where social justice issues are attracting greater awareness, it is important to recognise how in-house counsel area uniquely positioned to guide their organisations in supporting these important issues.

Resource Details
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House, CLO / GC
Articles
Author
Carolyn Reynolds, General Counsel of Vicinity Centres
Publication Date
08/01/2020
2 pages

How should in-house counsel deal with new work from home policies due to the Covid-19 Pandemic? In this article, learn skills and takeaways for discussions with you team.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: Australia, Global
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, CLO / GC
Articles
Author
Andrew McCallum, Senior Director, Membership and Member Services , Association of Corporate Counsel, Australia and Asia Pacific
Publication Date
11/24/2020

The advent of new technology, staffing models, and legal operations strategy is driving profound change and disruption in the way in-house teams are delivering legal services for their organisations. Just as the global in-house sector is rapidly evolving, the Japanese in-house sector too is experiencing immense change.

In this Quick Overview, learn more about how Japanese Chief Legal Officers (CLOs) and their companies are dealing with these changes.

Resource Details
Region: Japan
Audience: CLO / GC
Articles
Author
James Donnelly and Timothy Stutt, Herbert Smith Freehills
Publication Date
09/28/2020
4 pages

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters are of high importance during the pandemic. In this article, in-house counsel can learn more about how to spotlight these initiatives and shift these issue from a "compliance" issue to a "commercial issue" within their companies.

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Region: Japan
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House, CLO / GC
Articles
Author
Caterina Cavallaro, Senior Legal Counsel, Commonwealth Bank
Publication Date
08/15/2020
4 pages

Positive team meetings are not an oxymoron. In this article, learn how small and consistent practices can help you and your team thrive.

Resource Details
Region: Australia, Global
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House
Articles
Author
Kate Sherburn, Legal "Beagle" at Who Gives A Crap?
Publication Date
08/15/2020
2 pages

Good business and good lawyering is more than just about making money. In this article, in-house counsel can learn about a peculiar start-up and how they made their mission a success.

Resource Details
Region: Australia
Audience: Mid-Career, New to In-House
Articles
Author
Lori Middlehurst, APAC Law Lead, Salesforce
Publication Date
02/15/2020
2 pages

Conflict, which is a positive by-product of diversity, must be expected and welcomed in today’s innovative, diverse workplace. Diversity of thought is increased in the more diverse workplace, and while most Australian companies look for ways to increase diversity, they may struggle if the inherent conflicts get out of hand.

This article appears in the Australian Corporate Lawyer, Volume 30, Issue 1 - Autumn 2020

Resource Details
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, CLO / GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Jenny Karlsson, Senior Business Development, Lex Mundi, and Shawn Zhao, Vice President, Greater China General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Schneider Electric
Publication Date
02/01/2020
3 pages

Learn about key concerns and new issues affecting the world in 2020.

This article appeared in the Australian Corporate Lawyer Volume 30, Issue 1 - Autumn 2020

Resource Details
Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: Australia / Pacific
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Ashley Cano, Joan Casciari, Paul Galligan, Karla Grossenbacher, Scott Hecker, and Stan Hill
Publication Date
12/16/2020

This list has 10 considerations for employers to keep in mind from the perspectives of employment law, employee safety and health, and labor-management relations when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccines.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
4 people found this helpful.
Articles
Author
Heidi Brown, Professor, Brooklyn Law School and Justin Martin, Associate General Counsel, Electric
Power Research Institute and Chair, Law Department Management Network
Publication Date
12/16/2020

It’s OK to not be OK, but then what? There are many dimensions to well-being, including emotional, intellectual, occupational, physical, spiritual and social. Endurance athletes use specific techniques to build emotional and mental muscle around their physical muscle, and enhance their performance. Below are tips we can use to apply the same concepts to enhance our well-being and effectiveness as in-house counsel.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: Global
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
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