To The Readers Of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel:
This is our first year as the Charlotte, North Carolina Chapter of ACC.Previously, the North Carolina Chapter served the entire state, but we now see enough interest in the two major legal centers of the state - Charlotte and the Research Triangle - to support separate chapters. We are fortunate in Charlotte to be blessed with a wealth of legal talent in the corporate community, and with their support and interest, we are off to a rousing start!
We've planned four substantive meetings for 2004, and our first,"Corporate Counsel in the Hotseat - New Ethics Requirements," was a great success. Our next meeting is scheduled for June 3, and we will address "The Attorney Client Privilege:Pitfalls and Dilemmas For In-House Counsel."
We are lucky to have an active and engaged Board and a committed Planning Committee, so look for the energy and enthusiasm of our volunteer leaders to result in expanding programs, greater networking opportunities, community service endeavors and other resources available to our members.
In addition to our regular meeting schedule, we are planning on sponsoring a "General Counsel Roundtable." We hope this will provide an opportunity for the many general counsel located in Charlotte to meet regularly on an informal basis to network, brainstorm and share ideas and recent experiences.
As well as hosting activities in Charlotte, we are working closely to assist in the start-up of a chapter in the Research Triangle. Brian Klemm, counsel at SAS Institute, is spearheading these initiatives. He'd welcome your input. Please send us your suggestions for CLE topics, forms exchanges and other forums that you would like to see in Charlotte, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham or the surrounding areas.
The other members of ACC's Charlotte Chapter and I look forward to seeing you at our next event on June 3. To find out more about it, visit the North Carolina Chapter's web page at www.acca.com.