MCCA is a passionate community of leadership experts, in-house counsel, and law firm professionals dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the legal profession.
Although our membership includes representatives from Fortune 500® companies and law firms from across the country, our members all have one thing in common: their commitment to making the next generation of legal leaders as diverse as the world we live in. MCCA helps its members foster more inclusive and equitable legal departments and law firms—environments where underrepresented groups feel empowered to speak freely about their opinions and perspectives. As the preeminent voice on diversity issues in the legal profession, we work with our members to advance their DEI commitments and initiatives through industry-shaping publications, research, career development, and high-profile networking events that connect members to exemplary attorneys from a variety of underrepresented groups.
By joining MCCA, you’ll get access to our elite network, as well as our conferences, publications, and research. Membership is open to all corporate legal departments and law firms.
The MCCA is the preeminent voice on diversity issues in the legal profession. We provide industry-shaping publications, research, career development, and curated networking events designed to connect its members to thought-leaders and one another.
Founded in 1997, MCCA is a 501(c)(3) corporate counsel association. In 2011, MCCA realized the value of partnership with law firms and created the Firm Affiliate Network (“FAN”) membership. The power of partnership and its benefits became more clear over time, and in 2017, MCCA revamped its membership structure to include both corporate legal departments and law firms.
MCCA created its one membership model open to all corporate legal departments and law firms based on their needs and interest in engagement. In addition to creating more diverse legal departments and law firms, MCCA helps its members foster more inclusive and equitable legal departments and law firms – environments where underrepresented groups feel empowered to speak freely about their opinions and perspectives.
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MCCA Approved is a framework for establishing sustainable diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) strategy focused on actionable solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments. MCCA Approved is distinguishable from other diversity initiatives because it is focused on identifying systemic challenges in recruiting, retaining, and promoting diverse attorneys, which are critical to sustainability and have a notable positive impact.
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MCCA is a vibrant community of attorneys dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Our membership services include professional development programs and workshops that address each stage of an attorney’s career and focus on leadership, executive presence, career development, and talent optimization; access to thought-provoking CLE seminars on emerging legal issues and trends; industry-acclaimed research that examines diversity and inclusion trends, developments and best practices in the C-suite of America’s most successful companies; access to the MCCA Law Firm Diversity Database that contains valuable benchmarking information about the diversity in more than 225 law; and access to senior industry leaders who share ideas, strategies, challenges and successes with the goal of advancing their organization and the field of diversity and inclusion overall.
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Substantive content and training that fosters a culture of learning and drives diversity and inclusion forward in the legal profession.
Industry-renowned research to guide the conversation, increase cultural competence and implement a sustainable and impactful diversity and inclusion program.
Support and development of the whole lawyer through each stage of their career whether in a corporate law department or a law firm. Focusing on professional skills, critical thinking, business acumen, and strategic relationships – all critical to success in today’s legal environment.
Collaborate and connect with legal professionals, and build professional relationships that can lead to business development opportunities or new career paths.
CORPORATE & LAW FIRM MEMBERS
MCCA acknowledges the support of its members whose membership contributions have been directly invested in our research, professional development programs, Diversity Scorecard, Law Firm Diversity Database, and more! We could not advance our mission or vision without our members’ support.
Is your in-house legal team committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession? MCCA has a place for you. Join other in-house legal departments and their general counsel who advocate for real change and the advancement of diverse attorneys in the legal profession.
LAW FIRM MEMBERS
Is your law firm committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession? MCCA has a place for you. Join MCCA as a member and help your firm be better prepared to meet the expectations of top clients that demand transparency, accountability, and results.