Individual Member Join (AUS)  |  Membership Qualification

Eligibility Requirements

Subject to any determination by the ACC Australia board, ACC Australia membership is open to:
  • lawyers who:
    (a) are employees of a body corporate (other than an incorporated legal practice or law firm) or a statutory corporation or government or semi-government body whose responsibilities include the practice of law or the provision of legal advice; and

    (b) do not hold themselves out to the public for the practice of law or the provision of legal advice; or

  • lawyers who are engaged to provide legal advice to no more than two bodies corporate (including their related bodies corporate) or statutory corporations or government or semi-government bodies at any given time, whether as an employee, contractor or as the sole director of a body corporate (which may include an incorporated legal practice) under a contract for provision of legal advice.
Subject to the exception below and any determination by the Board, the following persons are ineligible for membership:
  • Individuals whose responsibilities include selling or providing services to Corporate Lawyers (either individually or through their organisations) who are not their employer. This includes individuals who work for companies that provide legal services such as recruitment agencies and law firms.
  • Individuals whose responsibilities include sales, marketing and business development in the legal market.
  • Individuals who do not hold qualifications which entitle that person to be admitted to practice law in a jurisdiction.
Notwithstanding the above:
  • for the purposes of the definition of “Corporate Lawyer”, practice of law and legal advice is not limited to service in the legal department; it may also include a member servicing other departments such as tax, intellectual property, government relations, compliance or corporate governance; and persons who at any time in the preceding 12 months met, but do not currently meet, the criteria for full membership are eligible to apply for full membership of ACC Australia for a period not exceeding 12 months (or such longer period as determined by the ACC Australia board in its absolute discretion).

Submission of this application constitutes agreement to abide by ACC Bylaws ( Membership in ACC is open to individuals who are engaged in the active practice of law employed by organizations in either the private or public sector, and do not have regulatory, enforcement or policymaking responsibilities nor work in an institution with such authority ( This precludes individuals who hold themselves out to the public for the practice of law or whose primary responsibility is to sell or provide service to individuals or organizations who are not their employer. ONLY an ACC Member may use the logon information provided. This application is for membership in both ACC and the local ACC chapter. Applicants admitted as ACC members automatically become a member of their local ACC chapter. See ACC privacy policy at Occasionally, ACC will seek your consent to share some of your data with vendors/sponsors. Members in Hong Kong consent to the collection and processing of my personal data by (a) Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association Limited, a chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel ("ACC Hong Kong") and (b) the Association of Corporate Counsel ("ACC"), in accordance with the ACC Privacy Policy and to ACC Hong Kong sharing my personal data with ACC, its chapters and affiliates (including but not limited to ACC East Asia Ltd., ACC Asia-Pacific Ltd., the ACC Foundation and the ACC Credentialing Institute) for the purposes of making me aware of products and services made available to me by ACC, its chapters and affiliates.

By entering my data in this application form, I hereby unambiguously consent to the processing of such data by ACC in the United States, which will be limited to its storage in a database aimed at centralizing contact details of the association’s members and enabling ACC and its fellow members to reach out to me for future initiatives in a timely and organized manner. Should I want to withdraw my consent, I will need to send an email to

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