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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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We have gathered and developed several resources and tools to help you implement practices to reconnect the cost and value of legal services. There is no “one-size-fits-all” — these are tactics that may be helpful.


Guide to Process Improvement

The ACC Guide to Process Improvement provides a framework for applying Lean Six Sigma principles and practices to Legal.  With a methodology to understand value from the client's perspective, you can use data to measure processes, and apply structural improvements to address root causes of inefficiency, eliminate waste and improve quality through consistency and effective controls. 

Value Based Fees

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 opportunities to improve what they already do.

Value Based Staffing

The ACC Guide to Value-Based Staffing outlines a process to ensure that all available resources are focused on the right work - how to determine what work should remain in-house and how it should be distributed, and what should be sent to outside counsel, outsourced, automated, or eliminated.

Project Management

The ACC Guide to Project Management outlines the processes to control matters and ensure predictability of spending. Tools are provided to establish scope, staffing plan, budget, schedule, monitor progress and review/improve performance.

Managing Outside Counsel

The ACC Guide to Managing Outside Counsel addresses a variety of methods for increasing value by improving relationships with outside counsel - including success measures, firm selection, fee-setting and performance evaluation.

Knowledge Management

The ACC Guide to Knowledge Management explains the full life cycle of implementing legal knowledge management programs – from knowledge creation to storage, sharing and utilization.

Guide to In Europe

Guide to the ACC Value Challenge in Europe This Guide is one-stop resource for legal leaders based in Europe - those just beginning to look at value practices, and those who have already made progress in improving value. Includes European case examples.


Guide to Australia

Guide to the ACC Value Challenge in Australia - How to Get Better Value from External and Internal Resources This booklet is designed to provide an overview of the ACC Value Challenge for legal executives in Australia.


Small but Mighty

Small But Mighty; How Small Law Departments Can Apply Value Levers To Do More With Less This guide provides case studies from the smaller ACC Value Champions, demonstrating a variety of replicable approaches to driving value.