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Partnering For a Good, KIND Cause

Posted in Litigation Shorts

Guest blogger: Adriana Dulic is vice president of regulatory affairs at Epoch Payment Solutions in Santa Monica, Calif., and chair of ACC Southern California pro bono committee. She can be reached at adulic@epoch.com. As an immigrant from a war-torn country that has come full circle from being a student on a student visa to becoming… Continue Reading

Spotlight a Member: Mary Jo Schrade on Her Meaningful Pro Bono Experience

Posted in Litigation Shorts

Guest blogger: Mary Jo Schrade is Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation. Representing children who came into the United States without their parents through Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) has been the most meaningful, fulfilling pro bono experience I have ever had. I became involved when Microsoft Corporation, my employer and a co-founder of… Continue Reading

ACC Litigation Committee Teams Up With Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)

Posted in Litigation Shorts

Guest blogger: Coleman T. Lechner is Senior Counsel – Litigation at Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. Coleman is also the secretary and the pro bono chair of the ACC Litigation Committee. He can be reached at Coleman.Lechner@wyn.com. The ACC Litigation Committee is pleased to announce a pro bono collaboration with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), a… Continue Reading

In-house Lawyers Volunteer at Conservatorship Clinic at Bet Tzedek Legal Services

Posted in Pro Bono & Diversity

Guest blogger: Michael Chang is vice president, legal and business affairs for Warner Bros. Consumer Products Inc. On Thursday, November 12th, 23 lawyers who work at corporate law departments across Southern California volunteered their time at a clinic, providing basic assistance to individuals who wish to file for a probate conservatorship without a lawyer in… Continue Reading

Where Have All the Lawyers Gone? Attracting the Next Generation

Posted in Career

As law school applications decline, organizations seek alternative ways to attract the next generation of lawyers. Among the deterrents to the potential applicant pool are financial concerns and job opportunity. A recent New York Times article notes that “the number of law school applicants has decreased 20% within the past year,” based on a study… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Junkies, Sanctions for Everyone? The Death of the Billable Hour and more…!

Posted in Miscellaneous

Here at ACC, we meet the needs of global in-house counsel by providing support through information, networking, education opportunities and advocacy. Each week we update our website with resources and information to help support every level of your in-house career. Check out this week’s resources and highlights of ACC in the news: ACC in the… Continue Reading

Pro Bono Junkies: Some Addictions Are Good

Posted in Pro Bono & Diversity

Guest Blogger: Eric Henricks is an assistant general counsel with the Investments Practice Group at Nationwide Insurance. He is currently the chair of Nationwide’s pro bono committee and is a past chair of the Central Ohio ACC’s pro bono committee. I admit it. I am guilty. I blew off a chapter leader’s breakfast at the… Continue Reading

The Face of In-house Pro Bono: Perspectives From an Established Corporate Pro Bono Program

Posted in Pro Bono & Diversity

Guest Blogger: Mark R. Daniel is vice president and group managing counsel – patents at Merck.  He was instrumental in establishing the pro bono program at Merck in 1994 and currently serves as the Chair of the Merck Pro Bono Committee.  He received the Equal Justice Medal from Legal Services of New Jersey in 1997… Continue Reading

Three Lessons from First Impressions

Posted in Pro Bono & Diversity

Guest Blogger: Erin Correale is a Director and Associate General Counsel at UBS Financial Services Inc., in the UBS Wealth Management Americas business division.  Erin is the Chair of the UBS Wealth Management Americas Pro Bono Legal Program, and a founding member of the Pro Bono Council for Sanctuary for Families in New York. As a… Continue Reading

Calling All Good Global Citizens

Posted in ACC Annual Meeting, Pro Bono & Diversity

Guest Blogger: Julia Alanen is project coordinator, global pro bono at the Pro Bono Institute A growing number of legal departments are enhancing their pro bono and corporate social responsibility schemes by adding a global element. Some legal departments use global pro bono to engage their attorneys in offices abroad by offering them coveted pro… Continue Reading

In-house Practice Rules: States Must Remove the Restrictions on Pro Bono Efforts

Posted in Pro Bono & Diversity

By Corporate Pro Bono   ACC has long championed the fight against onerous in-house counsel registration requirements. As a result, many jurisdictions now permit non-locally barred in-house attorneys to practice law for their employer-client as long as they are in good standing in another state. Unfortunately, this exception does not always extend to providing pro bono… Continue Reading

Back to the Future

Posted in Miscellaneous

  As I approach my final days with the Association of Corporate Counsel, I have been going through old files, reviewing notes from past speeches and remembering the hundreds of legal industry events I have attended around the world. While much has changed over the past 20 years, there exists an undeniable continuity in the… Continue Reading

ACC Fred Krebs Talks about Leadership

Posted in Miscellaneous

Two ACC leaders were recently honored with top legal industry awards:  ACC’s former board chair, Laura Stein, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, The Clorox Company, is a 2010 recipient of the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, established by the ABA to recognize the accomplishments of women lawyers.  In Canada, ACC board member,… Continue Reading

Street Law Honors Award Recipients at Annual Dinner

Posted in Pro Bono & Diversity

Street Law, a nonprofit organization that provides education programs about law, democracy, and human rights and a partner with ACC on the corporate legal diversity pipeline initiative held their annual dinner last week in Washington, D.C. What an evening it turned out to be! The ballroom was packed and charged with energy. The award winners inspired us with… Continue Reading