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What is the General Counsel Summit? (formerly General Counsel Invitational) The General Counsel Summit is a 4-day event that will provide top-notch educational offerings focusing on leadership and diversity, as well as areas of key concern to leading In-House Counsel.

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MCCA White Paper: Schuette v. Bamn

Schuette v. BAMN: Implications for Affirmative Action Policies This White Paper focuses on the impact of the Schuette decision on the developing landscape of affirmative action policies in higher education, including the decision's relationship with the Court's previous decision in Fisher.

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Diversity & the Bar® Magazine

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MCCA's 15th Annual General Counsel Survey

MCCA presents its annual report on women and minority general counsel of Fortune® 500 and 1000 companies.

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Summary: Is there a more powerful and influential industry on earth than the movie industry? Is there a more powerful and influential position than the presidency of the United States? If the answer to these questions is “yes”, then what should we make of the recent revelation that Sony executives, while preparing to attend a fundraiser for President Obama, regaled each other with racist jokes at the president’s expense?

Summary: MCCA is pleased to send out an email blast of Hot Job announcements to our network on the last Friday of every month. Check out the latest job postings.

Summary: The Delaware Barrister’s Association honored Joseph K. West with its prestigious Louis L. Redding Achievement Award at its Benefits & Awards Gala, which took place on November 14, 2014.

Summary: Results of a national survey released jointly by Vault.com and the MCCA show that minority and women attorneys are making slow but steady advancement in their law firm careers but are still far from achieving full parity.

Summary: Thomas L. Sager, former vice president and general counsel at DuPont, who recently retired after 37 years with the company, and now partner with the law firm of Ballard Spahr, has donated $50,000 to the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA).

Summary: MCCA is pleased to send out an email blast of Hot Job announcements to our network on the last Friday of every month. Check out the latest job postings.

Summary: The Don H. Liu Scholars Program will award two scholarships in the amount of $15,000 each (Scholarship).

Summary: Washington, D.C. – The Board of Directors of Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA) has honored the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) and its President and Chief Executive Officer, Joseph K. West with its coveted Beacon of Diversity Award for 2014.

Summary: MCCA is pleased to send out an email blast of Hot Job announcements to our network on the last Friday of every month. Check out the latest job postings.

Summary: The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has named the legal department of BP America as its 2014 Employer of Choice Award winner for the South/Southwest Region.

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March 5-7, 2013
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MCCA's 10th Annual GCI
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April 18-20, 2013
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Miami, FL

 

 

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  • Movie Execs' Comments About POTUS Reveal Much
    Summary: Is there a more powerful and influential industry on earth than the movie industry? Is there a more powerful and influential position than the presidency of the United States? If the answer to these questions is “yes”, then what should we make of the recent revelation that Sony executives, while preparing to attend a fundraiser for President Obama, regaled each other with racist jokes at the president’s expense?
  • Hot Jobs - November 2014
    Summary: MCCA is pleased to send out an email blast of Hot Job announcements to our network on the last Friday of every month. Check out the latest job postings.
  • The Delaware Barrister’s Association Honors Joseph K. West with the Louis L. Redding Lifetime Achievement Award
    Summary: The Delaware Barrister’s Association honored Joseph K. West with its prestigious Louis L. Redding Achievement Award at its Benefits & Awards Gala, which took place on November 14, 2014.

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Fast Facts

Americans aged 25-34 have the second highest rate of bankruptcy (just after those aged 35 to 44), indicating that Gen-Xers were more likely to file for bankruptcy than were young baby boomers at the same age.
Source: "Generation Broke: The Growth of Debt among Young Americans."
The average young-adult household spends almost one quarter of every dollar earned on debt payments.
Source: "Generation Broke: The Growth of Debt among Young Americans."
The annual unemployment rate in 2012 for Management, Professionals, and Related Occupations was 4.1%.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Nearly two-thirds of the 5.4 million legal immigrants from Mexico who are eligible to become citizens of the US have not yet taken that step. Their naturalization rate-36%-is only half that of legal immigrants from all other countries combined.
Source: Pew Research Center
The overall U.S. birth rate declined 8% from 2007 to 2010. The birth rate for U.S.-born women decreased 6% during these years, but the birth rate for foreign-born women plunged 14%-more than it had declined over the entire 1990-2007 period.1 The birth rate for Mexican immigrant women fell even more, by 23%.
Source: Pew Research Center
Three-quarters of retirees said they worked longer than they would have otherwise to maintain access to their employer healthcare plan. The Affordable Care Act does include provisions aimed at reining in prices by limiting the amount insurers can charge older Americans to 3 times what they charge younger subscribers.
Source: The Washington Post
Only four in ten third-graders in the District of Columbia can read proficiently, and only about four out of ten young adults in the District have a full-time job.
Source: Raise D.C.
In 1779, before his time as president, Thomas Jefferson proposed a law to castrate gay men and to destroy the nose cartilage of gay women.
Source: Washington Lawyer
Pennsylvania was the first state to repeal the death penalty for sodomy in 1786.
Source: Washington Lawyer
In 1924 the Society for Human Rights in Chicago became the country's first gay rights organization. Other organizations such as the Mattachine Society and the daughters of Bilitis, were formed decades later.
Source: Washington Lawyer
In 1962 Illinois became the first state to decriminalize homosexual acts done in private between consenting adults.
Source: Washington Lawyer
The nationalities with the highest rates of nationalization in the US - about75% - are Vietnamese, Russian, Filipino, Korean, Laotian, and Cuban.
Source: The Pew Research Center
To become a citizen of the US, a legal permanent resident must be at least 18 years; have lived in the US continuously for 5 years; be able to speak, read, write, and understand basic English; pass a background check; demonstrate knowledge of US history and government; swear allegiance to the US; and pay the $680 application fee.
Source: The Washington Post
The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn., metropolitan area, near New York City, had the highest percentage (17.9%) of households with at least $191,469 in income. At the other end of the spectrum are two metro areas named Danville -- in Virginia and Illinois -- each with 1.1% of households having such high income.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
National Women's History Month dates back to March 8, 1857, when women in NYC factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women's Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn't until 1981 that Congress established National Women's History Week, celebrated the 2nd week of March. In 1987, the week was expanded to a month.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Americans aged 25-34 have the second highest rate of bankruptcy (just after those aged 35 to 44), indicating that Gen-Xers were more likely to file for bankruptcy than were young baby boomers at the same age.
Source: "Generation Broke: The Growth of Debt among Young Americans."
The average young-adult household spends almost one quarter of every dollar earned on debt payments.
Source: "Generation Broke: The Growth of Debt among Young Americans."
The annual unemployment rate in 2012 for Management, Professionals, and Related Occupations was 4.1%.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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