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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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ACC partners with Smarter Law to better serve our members.

  • Do you need to justify headcount and budgets to management?
  • Having difficulty using metrics and KPIs to demonstrate performance and value?
  • Is your department perceived more as a cost center rather than a business partner?

Smarter Law Solutions uses ACC's Global Legal Department Benchmarking data to help you address these challenges.

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Complimentary Consultation For ACC Members

Like all work products, the legal department is a combination of resource inputs and result outputs.

Smarter Law maximizes legal output Coverage by the legal department and the Compliance and Client Satisfaction of the business, while optimizing Head Count and minimizing the overall Cost inputs.

Smarter Law Solutions will provide free analysis of this "bottom line" of your legal department performance--Head Count & Cost, using ACC benchmarking and information provided by you, together with advice about its implications for the legal Coverage, Compliance, & Client Satisfaction of your business.

The consultancy has over 250 transformation successes to date since 2008 and global reach through its delivery arm MLA Transform, a division of Major, Lindsey & Africa.

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Consultation Testimonials



“Here’s a big shout out! That was well worth our time. Trevor was prepared, engaging and very informed.”

Large financial services company

“I’ve had occasion to really reflect on your comments as we are just beginning our “mid year check ins” for performance management. Your comments are more insightful than you can even know. Thanks again to you and the ACC for this very helpful exercise!”

Mid-size government agency

“Meeting with Trevor/Smarter Law was an eye-opening process, [...] an excellent way to get a sophisticated general assessment of how an efficient legal department can be managed, with real world implications that I can take, and look to implement, as we try to improve our own legal operations (how we support our clients, what we do, reducing risk in a smart way, etc.)”

Mid-size information technology company


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ACC is proud to partner with Trevor Faure, CEO of Smarter Law Solutions, using our Global Legal Department Benchmarking data. Read Trevor's latest piece on Legal Transformation in the ACC Docket.

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"Faure's insightful and practical analysis [is] more important than ever, and makes this... a must read for any lawyer or legal organization seeking to thrive in today's increasingly competitive and technology-driven global age." David B. Wilkins, Professor of Law, Vice Dean, Faculty Director of the Program on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School. 

"Probably the best book I've ever read setting the stage for the new model General Counsel." Paul Lippe, Legal OnRamp founder & Elevate Advisory Board Member.

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The definitive performance improvement solution...for those in a hurry!

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