NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 20, 2010) -  Practical Law Company (PLC), a leading provider of practical know-how for business lawyers, announced today that it is leading a session on in-house training and development at the Association of Corporate Counsel's (ACC) 2010 Annual Meeting, "Keep your Lawyers in Shape: A Professional Development Strategy for In-house Talent," on October 27th in San Antonio, Texas.

Bradford Smith, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation, Gabriel Buigas, Deputy General Counsel of Hewlett-Packard and Mark Roellig, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Mass Mutual Financial Group, will join Karen Sheehan, head of PLCLaw Department, to provide practical tips and techniques for helping in-house counsel get up to speed on substantive legal considerations so they can quickly provide the strategic business advice their positions demand. 

"In-house law departments have been increasing the amount of legal work kept in-house, so it is essential that they prepare their staffs to handle the influx and volume," explained Sheehan. "ACC is focused on helping law departments increase the value of the services they provide, and we are proud to be an ACC Alliance Partner and to lead a session that will provide insights on how to ensure in-house legal teams are at the top of their game."

As an exhibitor at the conference, PLC will also demonstrate how in-house legal departments can increase efficiency and better control costs using their online services. Resources on-hand will include how-to guides, annotated model documents and policies, flowcharts, timelines and checklists, cross-border materials and a searchable proprietary database of deal documents and filings.

ACC's Annual Meeting
The largest gathering of in-house counsel in the world, the ACC's Annual Meeting will be held from October 24th - 27th in San Antonio, Texas at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Practical Law Company
Practical Law Company (PLC) is a leading provider of practical know-how for law departments, law firms and law schools. Founded in the UK in 1990, PLC's recently launched US services are maintained by a team of editors with significant front-line experience practicing at the world's leading law firms and corporate legal departments. PLC's clients include the majority of AmLaw 100 firms and over 1,700 in-house law departments worldwide. Visit PLC online:

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