I.D.E.A.L. is a collection of carefully curated programs and resources on race, equity, social justice, diversity, and inclusion. The goal is to Inform our networks about the inequities that plague our profession, provide opportunities to Discuss these inequities, and Equip these networks with solutions that will enable them to Act and Lead for change.

ACC Foundation
DEI Maturity Assessment

We are excited to announce the launch of the ACC Foundation DEI Maturity Assessment, powered by Ethisphere. This innovative resource takes the methodology to evaluate DEI progress from the acclaimed ACC Foundation DEI Maturity Model and creates an online assessment module which allows organizations to quickly and easily benchmark their DEI efforts to those of their peers and receive a written self-assessment generated by the module for the organization’s internal review. The best part is that this tool is offered as a free service by ACC and Ethisphere for use by the entire legal and business communities.


ACC Earns ASAE's 2022 The Power of Associations Silver Award for Its DEI Initiatives and Those of the ACC Foundation

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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 that have been proven relevant for optimization of DEI impact and results.

ACC Women in the House Network

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.

Featured Resource: Sample Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Policy

A pillar of the ACC Foundation's mission is to provide resources to aid members of the legal community advance DEI in their respective organizations. We are happy to share this month's featured DEI resource, a downloadable sample workplace diversity and inclusion policy for your information and use. Check back each month for new featured DEI resources.

Upcoming ACC Chapter DEI Events

ACC DEI Resources

In the days ahead, we will work with our members and partners to establish opportunities for the in-house community to discuss and develop best practices and resources to promote racial understanding and diversity.

- Veta T. Richardson

Know of a great resource on diversity that you would like us to share with your fellow in-house counsel?