Corporate Counsel

Corporate Counsel Associations

Corporate Counsel associations serve the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations worldwide.

Corporate Counsel Associations Worldwide

Association of Corporate Counsel - ACC
The Association of Corporate Counsel is the in-house bar associationSM, serving the professional needs of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations and other private sector organizations worldwide. The association promotes the common interests of its members, contributes to their continuing education, seeks to improve understanding of the role of in-house attorneys, and encourages advancements in standards of corporate legal practice. Since its founding in 1982, the association has grown to 21,690 members in 68 countries who represent 9,338 corporations, with 47 Chapters and 14 Committees serving the membership. Its members represent all of the Fortune 50 and Fortune 100 companies. Internationally, its members represent 42 of the Global 50 and 74 of the Global 100 companies.

Australian Corporate Lawyers Association, ACLA
The objective of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association is to be, and to be recognised as, the primary professional association of in-house lawyers in Australia, providing an efficient and effective range of benefits and services which will advance members' professional development and standing and meet their individual needs. Objectives - To represent members before their constituent law bodies and other forums by providing a voice for in-house lawyers - To assist by providing continuing legal education for the benefit of members - To maintain legal knowledge through conferences, seminars and luncheons and through publication of The Australian Corporate Lawyer - To support institutions providing specific courses of benefit to in-house lawyers - To promote in-house lawyers within the business and legal communities and to the general public

Canadian Corporate Counsel Association
The Canadian Corporate Counsel Association is the only member organization in Canada providing a dedicated national forum and voice for the in-house counsel profession. Established in 1988 as a conference of the Canadian Bar Association, CCCA is now more than 8,700 members strong and growing rapidly. Our membership consists of corporate counsel employed in virtually every industry in Canada, encompassing public and private businesses, non-profit organizations, municipalities and crown corporations. We also welcome associate members from law firms whose support and expertise enrich our educational programs and events.

Hong Kong Association of Corporate Counsel (HKCCA)
The Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association was established March 2003 with an aim to provide, inter alia, a forum for in-house counsel to network and share educational opportunities . Its first year has shown a promising start : membership has grown consistently and is showing no signs of slowing down.

Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
MCC is a public service to corporate counsel. It provides a way for law firms and marketers of legal services and products to promote themselves, and show support for corporate counsels goals through articles, interviews, news releases, as well as display advertising. Within this format, it is, in effect, an association of law firms and other legal service providers that wish to raise their partnering relationships with their corporate clients to a new level.

Mexico National Association of Corporate Counsel ANADE

Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) was founded in 1997 to advocate for the expanded hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA accomplishes its mission through the collection and dissemination of information about diversity in the legal profession.

New Zealand - Corporate Lawyers Association of New Zealand, CLANZ
CLANZ is a section of the New Zealand Law Society, established in 1987, to meet the needs of inhouse lawyers. We have over 1500 members from corporate and government organisations in New Zealand (for more background see about CLANZ). CLANZ has an exciting range of events and initiatives for 2007 including the annual conference in Christchurch held 17-18th May, a Working Parents Forum, and a series of monthly north and south seminars and functions.

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