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ACC Urges U.S. District Court to Further Expand Proposed Changes to Bar Admission Rules

Posted: May 1, 2014

WASHINGTON (May 1, 2014) – The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global bar association representing more than 33,000 in-house counsel employed by over 10,000 organizations, filed a letter with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia regarding the Court's proposed revisions to Local Civil Rule 83.8 and Local Criminal Rule 57.21.

ACC, alongside its Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter (WMACCA), which is comprised of 2,300 in-house counsel, commends the Court's proposed changes to D.C. bar admission rules and the decision to eliminate its reciprocity requirement.

However, in the letter, ACC advises the Court to go beyond its current revisions to include members authorized to practice in the state in which the attorney represents his or her organization-client.

By incorporating this modification to D.C. bar admission rules, ACC believes both types of non-locally licensed in-house counsel will benefit, without undermining the purposes of the rule itself.

For more information on ACC's right to practice issues, visit www.acc.com/advocacy.

About ACC: The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives. With more than 33,000 members employed by over 10,000 organizations, ACC connects its members to the people and resources necessary for both personal and professional growth. By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel.® For more information, visit www.acc.com and follow ACC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ACCinhouse.

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