Annually, the Executive Team of the ACC Legal Operations Steering Committee recognizes an Interest Group, a Member and a Professional/Team of the Year at the annual legal operations conference - the Xchange.

A member may self-nominate, or a colleague may submit a nomination on behalf of the nominee. All nominations should be submitted via email to [email protected] by April 3, 2020.

ACC Legal Operations Member of the Year recognizes outstanding participation in and contribution to the ACC Legal Operations community such as:

  • Actively using social media to showcase ACC Legal Operations thought leadership and resources;

  • Organizing a conference session, webcast or virtual roundtable for the membership;

  • Recruiting conference speakers; 

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  • Sharing knowledge/experience by speaking or demonstrating a methodology for an ACC conference session, webcast or on an Interest Group call;

  • Representing ACC Legal Operations by speaking at an ACC event (e.g. Chapter, Annual Meeting, Committee); an allied association event (e.g. ILTA, P3); or in a media interview;

  • Authoring an article for any of the ACC channels (Docket, newsletter, etc.); or participating in an interview to be featured or profiled;

  • Producing or contributing to a resource (how-to, checklist, tool, template, white paper, etc.);

  • Recruiting members;

  • Initiating or serving in a working group, such as the conference planning committee, or another special project or focus group;

  • Demonstrating outstanding leadership as an Interest or Regional Group (co)chair, initiating new projects or putting in effort “above and beyond.”

Submit nomination

Legal Operations Interest Group of the Year recognizes its chair(s), for contributions to the community, such as:

  • Creating a strong annual agenda of topics and recruiting speakers to share their know-how;

  • Organizing conference sessions, webcasts or virtual roundtables for the larger membership;

  • Producing any other resources (how-to, checklists, tools, templates, white papers, research reports, articles, etc.);

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  • Posting in the Member Forum advertising IG events, soliciting call topics/speakers, providing key take- aways from events, etc.;

  • Anything else that helped serve the community!

Submit nomination

Legal Operations Professional or Team of the Year recognizes a member(s) for outstanding accomplishments on behalf of their legal department, providing a shining example to the larger community.

Nominations should include a brief description of accomplishments and results, including: 

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  • A statement of the problem or goal the legal ops professional(s) sought to address;

  • A description of how it was tackled – e.g. the steps taken, facets of the solution, etc.;

  • Metrics used and results achieved;

  • Statements of what was innovative about the solution and how other operations professionals/legal departments can replicate the solution.

Submit nomination