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The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia has a proud history of providing quality conference days for the in-house legal profession, and our 2021 conferences will be no different.

In 2021, reposition yourself as an in-house lawyer of influence by learning more about crisis and stakeholder management, legal operations, how to add value to commercial conversations and much, much more.

Our 2021 In-House Counsel Days:

ACC Australia supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart

The Association of Corporate Counsel Australia (ACC Australia) recently sent a letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison supporting the requests in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. The ACC Australia Board voted unanimously, with ACC global leadership’s overwhelming support, to move forward with this action. The Uluru Statement calls for a ‘First Nations Voice’ in the Constitution of Australia and a Makarrata Commission to supervise agreement-making and truth-telling between governments at all levels and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.  

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2021 ACC Chief Legal Officer’s Survey now available!


The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is proud to announce the release of the 2021 Chief Legal Officer’s Survey Report. This report, sponsored by Exterro, is developed from a major annual survey of General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer’s from across the global ACC membership. The purpose of the survey is to better understand how the head of legal department role is evolving in relation to the broader business as well as to learn how the business environment is impacting the legal department. 

ACC Australia members can access the report for free at 

CLO Survey Report

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2020 In-house Legal Virtual Conference - Second Chance 
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Beat the last minute CPD point rush

There are less than two months to go before the CPD deadline of March 31st and many lawyers will soon be scrambling to get CPD compliant.

If you want to avoid the last minute rush for CPD compliance this year, then take advantage of the ‘Second Chance’ access pass! Get the most out of your CPD opportunity by viewing the recordings of the In-house Legal Virtual Conference. With almost 40 sessions to choose from, maximise the benefits you get from CPD and ensure you get compliant before the deadline.

Click here to find out more. 

Upcoming Chapter Events

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Mar 10
Webinar: Unwilling but able: How to successfully enforce favourable judgments or awards against evasive debtors
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM AEDT
Details & Registration
Mar 11
Webinar: Identifying + Managing Risk
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEDT
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Mar 11
Great Northern Hotel, Carlton North
VIC: Pop-up ACC Drinks
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM AEST
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Compliance Trends for 2020


Despite 2020 being dominated by the impacts of COVID-19, the pace of legislative and regulatory change did not slow down. The analysis undertaken by Law Compliance indicates that more than 500 Acts and Regulations which had a compliance impact on their clients were passed in 2020, with the most significant developments occurring in the areas of privacy, employment, consumer, OH&S, criminal and corporations law. Each of these developments had, and will continue to have a compliance impact for almost all Australian businesses. 



Member in the Spotlight: Cate Bennett, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Movember


Member in the Spotlight allows us to get up-close and personal with some of our ACC Australia members. Earlier this month we featured, Cate Bennett, General Counsel and Company Secretary at Movember, and the winner of the 'Not For Profit Lawyer of the Year' at the 2020 ACC Australia Corporate Lawyer Awards, in our newsletter. 

Autumn issue

Australian Corporate Lawyer – Autumn 2021 issue available now

Visit the Australian Corporate Lawyer page on the ACC Australia website to read these features from the Autumn 2021 issue.  

Featured articles include:

Privacy and Data Protection for in-house Lawyers 
How do local and multi-national organisations manage the challenge of navigating ever more complex legal and regulatory frameworks and operationalise compliance in ways that work for the business? Not surprisingly, the legal department has a critical role to play.   

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