Letter From The President Of The New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association

2012-12-13 17:24

To The Readers Of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel:

The New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association (NJCCA) is pleased to announce that Giuliano Chicco, NJCCA@acc.com, has been appointed executive director of the NJCCA effective December 1, 2012. Giuliano has been a member of the board of directors of the NJCCA for the past eight years and has served as a vice president of Communications and editor of our monthly newsletter. That, however, merely scratches the surface. Giuliano has frequently volunteered to do many things for the NJCCA, including taking photographs at our events and preparing an annual musical video and written recap of the organization’s year. Perhaps most importantly, however, Giuliano always brings creativity and good cheer to our many meetings and events. Please join me in welcoming Giuliano as our Executive Director, and do not hesitate to contact him if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.

If your annual ACC membership is coming to an end or has recently expired, please do not forget to renew it for the coming year. Renewal is easy and can be done manually or online. To renew your membership online, go to http://www.acc.com/join and follow the easy step-by-step directions for renewal and payment. If you prefer to renew by mail, go to the same website, print out the application and mail it along with your payment to the Association of Corporate Counsel, 1025 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-5425. When renewing, please remember to specify NJCCA as your ACC chapter.

In keeping with our mission of providing timely CLE programming of topical interest to our members, this month we have held a program focused on common privilege issues in-house counsel encounter in litigation and commercial practices and a webinar on international trade regulation issues in mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, earlier this month we held our annual holiday children’s book wrapping event to benefit women and children living in temporary housing as a result of domestic violence issues. We were happy to volunteer our time to provide some much needed holiday happiness to the recipients of the wrapped books.

Planning is underway for an exciting new initiative to be held in February: An “ethics meet and greet” program at which we will provide ethics-related CLE programming coupled with an informal networking gathering where attendees will have time to mingle and converse in a relaxed setting. Responding to the request of several of our members that we hold some events in the northern part of the state and, specifically, Bergen County, this event will be held in Hackensack. Details will be provided shortly. We look forward to seeing you there.

Feedback is important to us, so please do not hesitate to contact me at joseph.aronds@acc-njcca.org or (201) 272-5308. Thank you once again for all the support that you have shown for the NJCCA, the only association dedicated exclusively to serving the interests of the New Jersey in-house legal community.

Sincerely,

Joseph M. Aronds