THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIP & COMMUNITY

MCCA MEMBERSHIP

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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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

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.

STRATEGIC 1
$150,000 / YEAR

STRATEGIC 2
$100,000 / YEAR

PARTNER 3
$50,000 / YEAR

PARTNER 4
$25,000 / YEAR

SUPPORT 5
$17,500 / YEAR

SUPPORT 6
$10,000 / YEAR

SUPPORT 7
$5,000 / YEAR

SUPPORT 8
$1,500 / YEAR

EDUCATION

Substantive content and training that fosters a culture of learning and drives diversity and inclusion forward in the legal profession.

RESEARCH

Industry-renowned research to guide the conversation, increase cultural competence and implement a sustainable and impactful diversity and inclusion program.

DEVELOPMENT

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.

NETWORKING

Collaborate and connect with legal professionals, and build professional relationships that can lead to business development opportunities or new career paths.

EDUCATION

Substantive content and training that fosters a culture of learning and drives diversity and inclusion forward in the legal profession.

RESEARCH

Industry-renowned research to guide the conversation, increase cultural competence and implement a sustainable and impactful diversity and inclusion program.

DEVELOPMENT

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.

NETWORKING

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.

CORPORATE MEMBERS

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.

MEMBERSHIP PRINCIPLES

COMMUNICATION


Regular communications from senior law firm management to all employees about the importance of diversity.

NON-DISCRIMINATION


Fully-inclusive non-discrimination policy.

DIVERSITY


Must have a formal diversity plan and a standing diversity committee/team or at a minimum, a commitment to creating a formal diversity plan and standing diversity committee/team within one year of membership.

METRICS


Implementing a successful diversity initiative is finding the right measures. Metrics should be dictated by the organization’s diversity strategy and goals, and understand the “differences that make a difference”.

INCLUSION


Inclusion of diverse attorneys on key client pitches and business development opportunities and when new business results, the inclusion of these attorneys on the actual assignments.

MANAGEMENT


Management and monitoring of work allocation and/or hours billed to ensure diverse attorneys have equal access/inclusion on top client matters and quality work assignments.

MENTORING


A mentoring program that considers the needs of diverse attorneys.

FLEXIBILITY


Adoption of viable work/life balance and flextime programs.

SUPPORT


Demonstrated support of minority bar associations.

PARTICIPATION


Participation in the Annual Vault/MCCA Guide to Law Firm Diversity survey where applicable.

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