The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia is part of a global network of more than 40,000 in-house counsel employed by over 10,000 organisations in more than 85 countries. ACC Australia is proud to represent the interests of lawyers working for corporations and government in Australia.
In-house lawyers constitute approximately 30% of the total Australian legal profession or about 14,000 practitioners, making our role as the 'voice of in-house lawyers' a vital one for the furthering and advancement of the profession.
Our mission statement and primary objective is to be, and be recognised as, the leading association in Australia for the advancement and better understanding of the practice of law in the corporate and government sectors by members and the public.
We do this by:
ACC Australia is a not-for-profit organisation and a company limited by guarantee incorporated in New South Wales. We are governed by a representative Board, Divisions and Executive Committees. Click here to read more about how ACC Australia is structured.
ACC Australia (formerly ACLA) was formed in 1991, but can trace its roots to the 1960s. For more on our history.