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Week 1 Sessions now available on demand:

  • Copyright: the risks of insufficient licensing and the collective licensing solution.  
    Speakers: Virginia Morrison, Senior Lawyer and Greg Taylor, Senior Licensing Consultant, Copyright Agency
  • Consulting Managing Data Risk – The Action Plan  
    Speakers: Christopher Hatfield, Managing Director and Tim de Sousa, Senior Director, FTI Consulting  
  • The difference between legal rules and ethical obligations: lessons from recent royal commissions and inquiries and how they can help you and your clients in decision making. 
    Speakers: Philip Crutchfield, QC and Stewart Maiden, QC and President of the Commercial Bar, Victorian Bar  
  • People Governance and Strategic Workforce Considerations for Employees  
    Speakers: Shane Entriken, Partner, Ben Motro, Partner and Emily Haar, Partner Piper Alderman 
  • Privacy as the foundation of trust
    Panel Representatives: Emma Hossack, CEO, Medical Software Industry Association, Carolyn Lidgerwood, Head of Privacy, Rio Tinto, Professor Peter Leonard, Principal Data Synergies Pty Ltd, with panel moderator Olga Ganopolsky, General Counsel - Privacy Data Macquarie Group Limited.  

First week of the In-house Counsel Month down and what a week it has been with many positive comments about the sessions to date. If you missed any of the sessions they are available on-demand. 

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Week 2 Sessions:

  • ACCC compliance and enforcement priorities for 2022-2023.   
    Speakers: Joanne Jary, Partner, Holding Redlich and Angela Flannery, Partner, Holding Redlich  
  • Strong supply chains equal strong businesses – how to plan for and handle supply chain pitfalls. 
    Speaker: Nathan Cecil, Partner Holding Redlich  
  • Cyber Security and Data Protection for In-House Counsel  
    Speakers: Nick Burkett, Partner Piper Alderman and Craig Subocz Senior Associate Piper Alderman
  • Leveraging Technology to better connect with Legal and Commercial Teams
    Speaker: Ben Rosswick, Chief Operation Officer, Rulestar
  • Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Act 2021
    Speaker: Peter Hampton, Commissioner, Fair Work Commission
  • How to Identify the Right Legal Processes to Automate
    Speaker: Ziggy Cheng, Director of Sales, Checkbox
  • Document Automation for Corporate Counsel: Doing More with Less.
    Speaker: David Lipworth, Managing Director of Rulestar 

If you haven’t already registered, you still have time and registering is easy! 

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Join us in Brisbane for the 2022 ACC Australia's In-house Legal National Conference and Awards, November 16 - 18. 

After two years of virtual conferences, we welcome the opportunity to bring our members, corporate partners and sponsors together again, in-person, for our 28th In-house Legal National Conference and Awards.     

We are so excited to bring back our national, flagship event, with a combination of relevant and engaging educational sessions, inspirational keynote speakers, exhibition, social and networking events – with the Brisbane River as a backdrop. 

Be a part of the program, and present a session to fellow in-house counsel. Our conferences are truly for in-house, by in-house! It is a perfect opportunity to showcase your work, share ideas, hear suggestions for further improvement, or sow the seed for a future collaboration. You will benefit and gain from discussing your work with others and others will be inspired with what you have shared. Be sure to submit your presentations ASAP to avoid disappointment as our National Conference Programming Committee are standing by to review the proposals after May 13. Submit your session proposals here.

Click here to submit your session proposals


The ACC 2022 CLO Survey report is here!

CLO report

ACC, in partnership with Exterro, is pleased to announce the launch of the 2022 Chief Legal Officers Survey report. This extensive report represents the views of 861 chief legal officers and general counsels from 38 countries and representing 20 separate industries and provides crucial insight into the evolving role of the CLO and the state of corporate legal departments globally.

The disruption of the global pandemic and complexity of other challenges facing today’s businesses have accelerated unprecedented growth in the CLO’s range of responsibilities, and the 2022 report provides new insights into the growing scope of CLO responsibilities as an integral business partner.


In-house Insiders - Season 2

How volunteering in a non-profit can benefit your paid job

Tara Sutherland is the Legal Counsel at Coles. Throughout her career she’s had a focus on the property side of the law, but in her private life Tara is also the Treasurer of the Camberwell Area Multiple Births Association.

In this episode you’ll hear what it is about property that Tara finds so rewarding, how her work in the Multiple Births Association has affected her professional development and how other in-house counsel can benefit from taking a similar approach.

Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.


Tara Sutherland

Upcoming Chapter Events

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May 17
Virtual event | ACC Australia
Webinar: Setting the foundations for success, now that you’re in-house
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST
Details & Registration
Jun 2
Virtual event | Gilbert + Tobin
Webinar: Distressed M&A in 2022: Back to the Future
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST
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Jun 7
Virtual event | Gilbert + Tobin
Webinar: ESG – tips for the legal function
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST
Details & Registration


THU, MARCH 31 2022

Legal Entity Management Report


Legal entity management (LEM), or subsidiary governance, includes governance systems and practices that cover various facets of an organisation. ACC and Deloitte have released the first edition of An Inside Look at Legal Entity Management Practices, which intends to improve the understanding of existing team structures, procedures, and practices that organisations have implemented to manage complex compliance and regulatory obligations. 


MON, MARCH 21 2022

How Australian Employers can help in the Flood Crisis


Article by: ACC Australia member, Lori Middlehurst, Sr Director, Global Employment Law (ANZ, ASEAN, Japan and India), Salesforce


The ACC Docket: Featuring the best of Australian and global member-driven content

As ACC Australia strives to deliver the most appropriate combination of relevant services and timely member communications, we are constantly considering how to best balance the needs of our members across our member communication channels.   
Last week we featured the 'Positively Legal: Influence Outcomes Through Better Communication' article in our newsletter. 

'This month, I spoke with David Field, Canon Oceania’s chief legal counsel and director of people and finance, about why good communication is one of the most sought-after qualities in the workplace and the cornerstone for success in-house.'




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