Letter From The President Of The Sacramento Chapter Of The Association Of Corporate Counsel

2004-12-01 01:00

To The Readers Of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel:

I'd like to encourage all in-house counsel to join the Association of Corporate Counsel. Like me, I'm sure that you would be amazed by the array of benefits available to ACC members.

As I write, I'm looking forward to ACC's annual meeting in Chicago. A capacity crowd gathers every year to attend CLE sessions and network with our in-house peers.

For those who cannot attend, ACC makes its program materials available to members online. When you visit www.acca.com, you'll find a wealth of resources specifically targeted to in-house practice - all at no additional cost to the reasonable annual fee for membership.

ACC membership enables in-house counsel not only to access resources and connect with peers from around the globe but also to network locally. I'm very excited about monthly programs.

Our October program focused on the new amendments to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Jennifer Brown-Shaw, a partner at Jackson Lewis LLP, led our discussion about the revisions and how they impact employee classification. We also examined the interaction between state and federal wage-and-hour laws.

Our welcome mat is out for in-house counsel in Sacramento to join us on November 17 for our discussion of recent revisions of California's worker's compensation laws. Focus will be on the key provisions of SB 899, three managed care constructs and how the revisions impact the worker's compensation process.

Whether you are new to the Sacramento in-house legal community or a well-seasoned veteran, I would be delighted to see you at our upcoming events. To learn more, visit our chapter's web pages at www.acca.com.

Sincerely,

Mary Clark