The Association of Corporate Counsel offers its members a wealth of resources. For example, its Virtual Library includes a number of references helpful to in-house lawyers looking for information about homeland security. The majority of the resources are password protected for access by ACC members as part of their annual dues and at no additional charge. The resources include program materials, articles, webcasts, contacts and checklists to sample forms, case law and internet sites.
The references include an InfoPAK on homeland security prepared by DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP. Available to ACC members at www.acca.com/infopaks/homeland.html, the InfoPAK is intended to raise the in-house counsel's awareness of the legal issues that have arisen in light of the nation's heightened attention to homeland security. Members can also read the transcript of or listen to the webcast that introduced the InfoPAK on December 8, 2004, by visiting www.acca.com/networks/webcast/transcript/homelandsecurity.pdf.
A related InfoPAK provides practical tips to in-house counsel advising corporations on developing effective disaster preparedness and business continuity plans. Prepared by Littler Mendelson PLC, the InfoPAK can by accessed by ACC members at www.acca.com/infopaks/disaster.html.
Members can also hear the discussion hosted by ACC's Employment & Labor Law Committee of the significant issues spawned by the new regulations issued by the Department of Labor interpreting the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Prepared by Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC, ACC members can access the webcast at webcasts.acca.com/detail.php?id=66643&go=1.
Information about how ACC's Alliance Partners can help in-house counsel seeking information about homeland security can be found at www.acca.com/practice/alliance.php.
ACC members can exchange ideas and share expertise, and advocate public policy positions related to homeland security by participating in Corporate & Securities, Labor & Employment, Insurance Staff Counsel and other Committees. To learn more about ACC's committees, visit www.acca.com/networks/committee.php.
Members who haven't found what they're looking for can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. In-house counsel interested in ACC membership can contact Dominique Evans, ACC's Membership Manager at email@example.com.