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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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Summary: Awarded to the in-house lawyer who has shown highest excellence beyond the expectations of their role and demonstrated added value to their organisation.

Eligibility: In-house lawyers with a minimum of three years of their in-house legal career (excluding general counsel, government and NFP lawyers).

Judging Criteria

  • Demonstrated excellence in the provision of legal services and the management of legal resources - preferably supported by senior management.
  • Provision of outstanding leadership or direction in area/s of law or law-related management practised by in-house lawyers.
  • Significant positive contribution to the development, enhancement, or success of their employer (for example, pro bono work or innovative practice measures).
  • Demonstrated ability to develop knowledge of legal matters or law not previously practiced - or acknowledged thought leadership of a particular area of the law.

Nominations are now closed.

Timeframes

 
Nominations Open Friday 14 August 2020
Nominations Close Friday 28 August 2020
Finalists Announced Friday 18 September 2020
Finalist Submissions Due Friday 2 October 2020
Online Awards Ceremony Wednesday 18 November 2020
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