Here are answers to frequently asked questions about ACC membership. If you don't find the answer to your question, contact us at:    +1.202.293.4103, x360     membership@acc.com

What is ACC?

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) serves the professional needs of in-house counsel and is the premier source for information, networking opportunities and education for the in-house legal practitioner.

Who belongs to ACC?

ACC’s membership includes a diverse mix of more than 35,000 in-house lawyers who represent more than 10,000 companies in 85 countries worldwide.

How does membership work?

When you join ACC, you become a member of the global organization and your local chapter. You can also join any or all of ACC’s committees; simply indicate your selections on the application form.


For members in Australia, certain aspects of membership may vary, including eligibility, benefits and fees. Please click here to find out more.

What are the annual dues?

Individual members pay US$385 per year. For departments enrolling nine or more lawyers, we offer corporate memberships with significant savings compared to the individual rate. To sign up your department today, contact corporate@acc.com.

For members in Australia, certain aspects of membership may vary, including eligibility, benefits and fees. Please click here to find out more.

Do I have to have a sponsor to join ACC?

No. ACC welcomes all new members with or without a sponsor. However, members are encouraged to share the benefits of being an ACC member by recommending membership to their peers.

What's the length of my membership term?

One year from date of joining. Upon renewal, we pro-rate dues to move members into a calendar year renewal cycle.

Several staff in my company belong to ACC. Can we pay our dues all at once?

Yes, and if you have nine or more members, we encourage you to participate in our Large Law Department memberships. To pay dues for multiple lawyers at one time or to sign up for our Large Law Department Membership please call us at +1.202.293.4103, x360 or email membership@acc.com.

Once I join, how long before I receive my member benefits, especially the ACC Docket journal?

You’ll receive your personal user ID and password details via email the day after we process your application. You’ll receive your resource booklet by regular mail within one week after your application is processed. You should receive your first issue of ACC Docket in four to six weeks but you can access the online version immediately.

When I join ACC, will I be enrolled in my local chapter automatically?

Yes. You are automatically assigned to a chapter based on your location. You cannot join your local chapter without first joining ACC. We encourage you to participate at the local level, as all local chapters offer an array of valuable professional development and networking opportunities.

How do I locate the chapter in my area?

Visit our Chapters page to learn more about the chapter in your area, including chapter leadership, and to find out about upcoming educational and social events.

Can I transfer from one chapter to another if I move?

Yes. Simply update your record online and we’ll automatically assign you to the local chapter in your new location. Or you can call us at +1.202.293.4103, x 360 or email membership@acc.com.

Can I join more than one chapter?

No, but you are welcome to visit the other chapter pages and view upcoming programs and chapter newsletters.

How do I update my member profile?

You can update your profile on the My ACC page of our web site. Some changes will automatically reflect in your record and some (e.g., company name) will be made by ACC staff and may take two business days to appear. For help updating your profile, call us at +1.202.293.4103, x360 or email membership@acc.com.


Australian members may update your profile by logging in to the ACLA website

If I leave my organization, will my membership go with me?

Membership in ACC is individual and portable, as long as you continue to meet ACC’s eligibility requirements. If you leave the profession or if your company paid for the membership, your membership can be terminated and ACC may transfer your membership to your successor. We do offer special membership rates for existing members who retire or find themselves in-transition.

Still have questions?

Call us at +1.202.293.4103, x360 or email membership@acc.com.

Australian members may also call 1 300 558 550 (toll free within Australia) or +61 03 9248 5500, or email ausmembership@acc.com