MCCA Town Halls

MCCA hosts 60-min Town Halls to connect with our members, sponsors, and prospective members to discuss pressing issues regarding diversity, inclusion, and equity in the legal profession.

Thank you to all those who joined us for MCCA’s Town Hall on November 29, as we shared the latest updates on DEI trends in the legal industry, the Diversity Scorecard data, and our Sources of Success Program. The Town Hall recording can be viewed on the MCCA member portal.

The Town Halls are held virtually via Zoom to maximize our community’s experience. Please click the link below to perform a test by joining a Zoom meeting. The guide will provide information on how to join the event from your desktop, access all relevant event information, and get the most out of the networking features.

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If you cannot participate in the live Town Hall on the scheduled date, questions and comments can be sent before the scheduled event to events@mcca.com.

Please visit our YouTube channel to watch our previous Town Halls.

2023 Town Hall

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2023

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4:30 PM – 4:35 PM

WELCOME
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4:35 PM – 4:45 PM

DEI TRENDS
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4:45 PM – 5:05 PM

Diversity Scorecard

MCCA will discuss the changes to the 2023 Diversity Scorecard, including how to review and interpret the data. In addition, we will provide tips on how to share with clients who demand transparency, accountability, and progress. Please join us for a live Q&A.

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5:05 PM – 5:25 PM

Sources of Success – What does a successful application look like?

Join us for an informational session with a Q&A with our current cohort.

Speakers:

  • Cheryl Allen-Ricciardi – Director – Litigation, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
  • Jasmine Chalashtori – Associate, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
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5:25 PM – 5:30 PM

Upcoming Events & Close

SPEAKERS

Puneet Arora

Cheryl Allen-Ricciardi

Director – Litigation,
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

MEET CHERYL >

Jasmine Chalashtori

Jasmine Chalashtori

Associate,
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

MEET JASMINE  >

2022 Town Hall Dates

METRICS & ACCOUNTABILITY: KEY FACTORS TO DEVELOPING A SUSTAINABLE DEI STRATEGY FOR GREATER IMPACT

Friday, March 25, 2022: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET

The past 20 months have brought a sea change in how we communicate and work.  Some companies started to report diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) data and others pushed back citing privacy and the burdensome nature of collecting and reporting on DEI.  What those companies who are resisting should consider is the positive impact they can have by learning about their data, leveraging the analysis to do things differently, and/or to lead the systemic change for the better.

This year more than ever before, there will be more proposals from shareholders requesting disclosures.  Inevitably those demands on corporations will mean third-party service providers such as law firms will need to disclose how they are implementing sustainable DEI strategies to achieve maximum impact.

During our Town Hall, we will discuss some of the challenges of collecting data, implementing changes based on data analysis, and how to develop sustainable long-term strategies for greater impact.  If you are one of the many companies and/or firms who would like to learn how MCCA members, Verizon, General Motors, and VMware addressed the challenges of data collection, reporting, analysis, and implementation to achieve positive results, please join our panel of experts who will provide guidance and answer your questions.

MCCA is proud to partner with these three forward-thinking companies, who were the initial signatories to our law firm diversity scorecard, the first of its kind to establish a DEI standard for law firms.

SPEAKERS

Aine Lyons

Áine Lyons

Senior Vice President
& Deputy General Counsel,
Global Legal Service,
Operations and Privacy,
VMware

MEET ÁINE  >

Julie Hines

VP – Innovation and Strategic
Business Operations,
Verizon

MEET JULIE  >

Myron Lloyd

Attorney, Lead Counsel,
Global Information Technology,
General Motors

MEET MYRON  >

2021 TOWN HALL DATES

Thank you for your participation in our 2021 Town Halls!
We look forward to your participation and hearing from you in 2022!

Tuesday, March 30, 2021: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST
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Thursday, October 7, 2021: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST

Thursday, December 16, 2021: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST

2020 TOWN HALL DATES

Thank you for your participation in our 2020 Town Halls! 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. EST
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Tuesday, June 9, 2020: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. EST
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST
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Wednesday, December 9, 2020: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST
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