American Court and Commercial Newspapers (ACCN) is a professional trade organization of newspapers reporting on court and business news. Its mission is to encourage and improve the business of publishing court, legal and commercial newspapers.  A major goal of the ACCN is to enhance and encourage the publication of newspaper legal notices.  It considers a rich stream of legal notices to the public to be part of the three-legged stool (public notice, public meeting, and public record) of accountability.