With over 3,700 members, ACLA (Australian Corporate Lawyers Association) is the peak national association representing the interests of lawyers working for corporations and government in Australia ('in-house lawyers').
We cater for all in-house lawyers including those new to in-house through to General Counsel working in ASX 200 companies and government departments.
In-house lawyers constitute approx 30% of the total Australian legal profession or about 14,000 practitioners, making ACLA's role as the 'voice of in-house lawyers' a vital one for the furthering and advancement of the profession.
ACLA prides itself as the only organisation run by in-house lawyers for in-house lawyers™.
ACLA’s mission statement and primary objective is to be, and be recognised as, the leading association in Australia for the advancement and better understanding of the practice of law in the corporate and government sectors by members and the public.
We do this by:
ACLA is a not-for-profit organisation and a company limited by guarantee incorporated in New South Wales. We are governed by a representative Board, Divisions and Executive Committees. Click here to read more about how ACLA is structured.
ACLA was formed in 1991, but can trace its roots to the 1960s. For more on our history.......