WMACCA Announces Finalists For Corporate Counsel Awards
Drum roll please...
The finalists for the 6th Annual Corporate Counsel Awards are:
Chief Legal Officer:
Scott D. Chaplin, former Senior Vice President, General Counsel and
Corporate Secretary, Stanley, Inc.
Samuel A. Flax, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief
Compliance Officer and Secretary, American Capital, Ltd.
Bruce F. Metge, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Catalyst
Health Solutions, Inc.
Judith S. Sapir, General Counsel, Senior Vice President and Secretary,
APCO Worldwide Inc.
Michael F. Finn, Vice President and General Counsel, General Dynamics
Advanced Information Systems, Inc.
Jonathan S. Isaac, Assistant General Counsel, QIAGEN
Joshua J. Izenberg, Corporate Vice President and Associate General
Counsel, Alion Science and Technology Corporation
The AES Corporation
The George Washington University
Robert E. Gans, Assistant General Counsel, CSC
Sherry L. Rhodes, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary,
Karen C. Wishart, Executive
Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, TV One, LLC
Congratulations to the finalists! The winners will be announced at the Corporate Counsel Awards Reception on Thursday, October 14, starting at 6 p.m., at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner. We hope you'll join the celebration. Registration opens next week.
Join Us For Basic Training In-House Boot Camp Is Back On Sept. 14
Need intro-level CLE on major topics of today? We'll fix you right up!
Also -- SAVE THE DATE: Mini-Executive MBA -- October 7, 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. -- Sessions on key business concepts and issues that in-house
counsel need to understand to be successful members of the business
team. Up to 5.5 hours of MCLE credit anticipated.
When you begin to register for our upcoming programs, you will notice that our online registration has changed - we have gone back to Cvent as our provider for this service. What does this change mean to you?
Our home page now features a new icon (pictured here) that will take you to a CALENDAR VIEW of our schedule. You'll have a month-at-a-glance picture of our schedule. Each listing on that calendar links directly to the online registration for that program.
Sign-ups no longer require you to log onto the system. Whether you sign up via a listing on our web site or the calendar, or via an e-vite, you will simply need to provide or confirm your identity, then go through the registration process.
While you will be able to register for only one program at a time, we have made it easy for you to "loop back" from the confirmation page to sign up for another program. Just look for the self-explanatory link at the top of the confirmation page.
We hope you will be pleased to be back with Cvent. If you have questions or other feedback, send us an e-mail at Programs@WMACCA.com.
Clean Up, Clean Up, Everybody Do Your Share
Whether you want community service hours, a merit badge, or just to get your hands dirty for a good cause, you should plan to join the WMACCA "In-House... In the Community" team for our annual project at Great Falls Park in Virginia on Saturday, September 25, from 8:45 to 11:30 am. Bring friends, family (including kids) and colleagues. We'll provide breakfast, before you provide the energy and enthusiasm to improve this lovely park. First-time volunteers
also get a fabulous WMACCA T-shirt. Lots of fun, and great networking! For more information and registration, click here...
Women Who Mean Business
The Washington Business Journal is seeking nominations for its seventh-annual Women Who
Mean Business awards program. The award is designed to honor the
region's most influential business women - women from
every industry and profession who've made a difference in their
communities, blazed a trail, and are leaving a mark
on the Washington-area community. Nominees must be female residents of the Washington area who are employed in the region. Nominations will be judged on three criteria: Professional
accomplishments, community leadership, as well as awards and milestones.
Self-nominations are welcome.The deadline for submitting nominations is September 10. For more information on the awards criteria or to submit a nomination, please visit http://washington.bizjournals.com/washington/nomination/3381
Bar and Community Service Opportunities DC, Virginia Seek Volunteers
Virginia State Bar Boards: The Virginia State Bar is seeking nominees for vacancies in the following roles for terms that would start on July 1, 2011: Council Members at Large; Disciplinary Board; Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board. (In particular, we would note the MCLE Board, on which WMACCA member Craig Dixon has served
for the past three years.) Nominations must be received by September 7. For further details, please visit http://www.vsb.org/site/news/item/nominations-discip-mcle-council-2010/
DC Volunteer Elections Monitors: The D.C. Board of Elections
and Ethics is seeking attorneys interested in serving as volunteer election
monitors during the District of Columbia primary election on Tuesday, September
14, 2010 and general election on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Election monitors
are given the task of assisting Precinct Captains with legal concerns on
Election Day, such as completion of Election Day registration forms and
adequate demonstration of proof of residence; maintenance of proper procedures
during challenges to voter qualifications; and detection of electioneering and
election fraud. Training will be provided prior to the start of the early
voting period. For more
information or to sign-up, please contact Renee Christensen by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at 202-727-2897.
Measuring Value In Outside Counsel
The ACC Value Index now has 2,800 evaluations of more than 850 law firms. With new evaluations added every day, the
ACC Value Index is becoming an indispensable tool for finding law firms
to meet your particular needs.
You can help make
the ACC Value Index an even more robust and dynamic resource for the entire ACC
membership community by submitting evaluations of your outside counsel to the database. As an incentive to participate, here's an offer you may not want to refuse:
For every two reviews
submitted online between now and September 30th, you will receive a $5
Starbucks Card as a token of ACC's appreciation. The more you evaluate,
the more you earn. Log-in to http://www.acc.com/valuechallenge/valueindex to contribute
At each live meeting, WMACCA will have available hard-copy review forms. We'll reward you with a treat or a $10 Starbucks Card for reviews you complete at our programs.
With more than 1,650 members from more than 700 private-sector organizations, WMACCA is the largest regional bar association for in-house lawyers, and is the premier professional association for the in-house community in Washington, D.C., the Commonwealth of Virginia, and suburban Maryland. The Focus on WMACCA e-newsletter is produced weekly by WMACCA as a service to WMACCA members.
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