The Association of Corporate Counsel seeks nominations for several awards both locally and nationally.  If you are in-house lawyer and ACC member and would like to be nominated, please contact Megan Scholz at [email protected] or Christy Hancock at [email protected].  The following categories will be accepting nominations:

National Award

Top 10 30-Somethings – submissions due by December 6, 2019. Attorneys must be between 30-39 years of age on December 31, 2019 and show outstanding achievement in their profession.  The criteria are:

·         Innovation

·         Anticipating and proactively preventing or approaching challenges

·         A strong global perspective

·         Advocacy efforts, participation in cases that champion the in-house community, and/or advance the profession

·         Pro bono and/or community service work

Charlotte Awards in partnership with the Charlotte Business Journal

All eligible nominees must have been employed as a lawyer within their current company for at least one year as of December 2019 and work within the following counties:  Alexander, Anson, Buncombe, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Forsyth, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union(NC); Chester, Chesterfield, Lancaster and York (SC.)  Deadline for submissions is December 16, 2019. 

Outstanding General Counsel (Large & Small companies)  – highest ranking attorney within the company

Outstanding Corporate Counsel – any attorney other than the highest ranking attorney within the company

Rising Star – general or corporate counsel who already is showing potential since starting his or her first corporate law position less than five years ago

Outstanding Corporate Law Department  –  a law department that delivers maximum value to its internal business client(s) by driving efficiency, enhancing results, controlling costs, and positively influencing the business organization

In-House Innovator Award – general or corporate counsel that has been an innovator in delivering legal services to the corporation, working on precedent-setting, game-changing projects and initiatives

Outstanding Community Service- general or corporate counsel that has provided substantial and significant contributions to improving and enhancing the quality of life in our community

Outstanding Pro Bono Service – general or corporate counsel that has provided outstanding pro bono legal services to those unable to pay, including persons of limited means and charitable organizations

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