ACC Foundation Good Lawyers to Great Lawyers Strategic Professional Development Retreat

September 18-20, 2023

Omni LaCosta Resort
Carlsbad, CA

Content and connections for lawyers who want to level up!

The ACC Foundation Good Lawyers to Great Lawyers Strategic Professional Development Retreat offers the opportunity for an exciting exchange between leading in-house counsel, partners and business professionals. Sharpen your soft skills, develop your leadership style, and network with a diverse group of leading executives in the legal profession.

ACC Foundation Highlights

DEI JB Report

Advancing DEI Strategy with Actionable Law Firm Diversity Data

The ACC Foundation is proud to present our newest resource “Advancing DEI Strategy with Actionable Law Firm Diversity Data: An In-house Legal Resource.” This first-of-its-kind FREE report, developed in partnership with JusticeBid, shares leading practices for legal departments on how to engage their outside counsel most effectively around DEI standards and showcases leading law firm diversity data based on more than 50,000 lawyers among 224 law firms .

Providing Help and Hope in Hawaii

In the wake of the the recent fires and devastation in Maui, HI, the ACC Foundation is providing a pathway for our supporters to donate to the relief effort through the Red Cross. We encourage you to give whatever you can, and share with your professional networks and friends. If you have any questions, please email Thank you!

Webinar: Supreme Court Review Part II

UNC/Harvard Affirmative Action Ruling and Pushing Back on Efforts to Quash DEI Measures

In this webcast, held in partnership with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law (which argued the University of North Carolina case in the SCOTUS),leading in-house counsel will discuss how their companies are responding and continuing to prioritize advancing diversity and equity in their workplaces in the wake of the Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action and the attacks on corporate diversity that have ensued in its aftermath.


Upcoming Foundation Events

2023 Corporate Counsel Classic

October 20-21 | San Antonio, TX

The Corporate Counsel Classic, held in conjunction with the ACC Annual Meeting, is the premier golf, spa and networking event in the legal community. It provides excellent opportunities to network with inhouse counsel while playing golf on a professional caliber course or experiencing holistically authentic wellness activities.

Care & Feeding of In-house Counsel and EmpowHERment Dinner Series

The Care and Feeding of In-House Counsel are private dinners featuring candid, small group discussions between chief legal officers (CLOs) and outside counsel. We will focus on diversity and inclusion and ways to strengthen in-house and outside counsel relationships.

Upcoming Dinners

Nov 14, 2023 – Los Angeles, CA
Nov 30, 2023 – Atlanta, GA
Dec 5, 2023 – Washington, DC

Contact to register or for more information.

2024 Cybersecurity Summit

March 25-26 | Los Angeles, CA

The ACC Foundation Cybersecurity Summit is back in-person a at the University of California Los Angeles. This year’s Summit will offer two days of in-person educational sessions and networking opportunities, designed to engage and educate professionals, touching every aspect of consumer and corporate culture, and the vulnerabilities that present them grave financial, legal, and reputational risks.

Registration Opening Soon!

ACC Foundation Offerings

ACC Foundation DEI Maturity Model

The ACC Foundation DEI Maturity Model has been designed for use by legal departments around the world to benchmark maturity of their efforts regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across a wide range of functional areas and offers a roadmap of how to achieve next-level goals.

Measure Your DEI Success!

The ACC Foundation DEI Maturity Assessment, powered by Ethisphere allows organizations to quickly and easily benchmark their DEI efforts against those of their peers and receive a written self-assessment generated by the module for the organization’s internal review.

Women in the House

The ACC Women In The House (WITH) Network seeks to foster the professional development of women as in-house counsel; support and engage women in their professional roles; and champion full and equal recognition of women in the legal profession all over the globe.

This event far exceeded my expectations. It was really well done, and incredibly uplifting.

S. Hill
Lockheed Martin
2019 Global Women in Law & Leadership Guest