Letter From the President Of The New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association

2006-05-01 01:00

To the Readers Of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel :

The role of in-house counsel continues to take on increased prominence as companies look for help in understanding and complying with more and more complex laws and regulations and doing business in increasingly competitive global markets. NJCCA offers CLE, networking and other significant resources for professional development focused on in-house practice.

To broaden the benefits available to its members, NJCCA coordinates programs with a variety of institutes and bar associations. For many years, NJCCA has worked with the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education in targeting co-hosted CLE programs specifically to the needs of in-house counsel. NJCCA also promotes receptions and programs with the New Jersey State Bar Association, the National Association of Women Lawyers and the New Jersey Defense Lawyers focused on diversity, civil justice reform and other policy issues important to our companies and profession.

NJCCA also enhances the visibility of in-house counsel and the important role they play by coordinating programs with industry groups. In recent years, NJCCA has coordinated programs with the Institute for Supply Management and Licensing Executives Society and most recently with the Law Department Purchasing Consortium.

NJCCA's other volunteer leaders and I welcome your ideas for how we can help to promote in-house counsel's contributions to their companies, the legal profession and broader community.The contact information for NJCCA's board members and committee leaders is available at www.acca.com/chapters/ njcca.php, or you can contact NJCCA's Executive Director Barbara Walder at njcca41@aol.com.

Sincerely,

Kristi L. Vaiden