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ACC Certification Program: Get In-house Certified

Photo: Graduates of the inaugural ACC In-house Counsel Certification Program.

T hirty-six in-house lawyers graduated in the inaugural class of the ACC In-house Counsel Certification Program, which took place April 30 – May 3. After four days of live instruction, the program concluded with a final assessment. All 36 students successfully passed the final assessment, earning the designation of In-house Counsel Certified (ICC).

Students traveled to Dubai from seven countries, and represented 24 companies, including Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Asteco Property Management, AstraZeneca, British Telecom, Caterpillar, Cummins, DAMAC, du, Emaar Properties, General Motors, Johnson Controls, Merck Sharp & Dohme, MetLife, Nestlé, Reckitt Benckiser, and Sherwin-Williams.

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The second training program will take place September 3 – 6, 2018 in Dubai. "We look forward to replicating the success of our first Certification Program with our next class in September," said James Merklinger president, ACC Credentialing Institute. "Not only do delegates benefit from a program focused on professional excellence and translating legal knowledge into business solutions, but they also learn useful global best practices from each other — generating new peer connections."

September's program will follow the same format as the inaugural class, including substantive programming, group presentations, and team projects. Participants are instructed across three core areas: stakeholder relationships, law department management, and legal services.

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After graduates pass the final examination and receive their ICC designation, it is valid for one year. After the first year, 14 hours of continuing legal education/continuing professional development (CLE/CPD) are required annually to maintain ICC status.

Registration is now open for the September program. For more information, visit or contact [email protected]. For updates, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

ICC Group Collaboration

Photo: Students break into teams to collaborate on projects.

ICC Group Presentation

Photo: After a lively round of collaboration, students present group project.

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