Friday, March 30, 2007

China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission comes to ACC

Today ACC hosted a meeting with the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission .
The parties met to explore the formation of a beneficial relationship; extending CIETAC's valuable information and resources to ACC members. Check out CIETAC's Arbitration Rules.
Pace University also has a great database of arbitration proceedings by country.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Is technology fueling firms to move to a flat-rate fee?

David Ambrose, of Ambrose Law Group (Portland, OR), tells The National Law Journal that since his firm has switched from the billable hour to a flat-rate fee, they have seen a 90% increase in profits. 90%! Hard to believe? His theory behind the increase: "Technology is fueling the drive for flat fees . . . something that [used to] take two house, we can now do in 10 minutes."
Would your company benefit from working with a firm who charges a flat-rate?

Read the article

Monday, March 26, 2007

Coke Punks it's In-house Attorneys

Have you seen the ads? Coca-Cola has released several commercials where two actors, posing as Coke brand managers, inquire as to whether they can sue Coke Zero for 'taste infringement.' Check out this article with links to the commercials.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Who's Paying for Associate Pay Hikes?

Susan Hackett, ACC General Counsel, wonders why in-house aren't staging a revolt against associate pay hikes. "I've heard disgusted buzzing about this among corporate counsel at private luncheon meetings. But that's all. There's been no hint of the revolution that I was sure would erupt. In-house counsel of the world: What are you waiting for? Who's managing your company's legal spending: you, or the firms?"

See Susan's complete column on Let us know what you think.

ACC's 25th Year

2007 marks ACC's 25th Anniversary and we are looking forward to reminiscing about all of the great strides ACC has made through the years. From the growth of the membership (to over 20,000 members!) to the services we provide, ACC is proud to be The In-house Bar Association.

Check out what we're all about!