FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2012 Contact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2012
Minority Corporate Counsel Association Receives Pinnacle Award
From National Bar Association
WASHINGTON – The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has been named a winner of the prestigious Pinnacle Award by the National Bar Association (NBA), in conjunction with the Corporate Leadership Forum. MCCA received the award July 14 during NBA’s 87th annual convention in Las Vegas.
The Pinnacle Award recognizes the highest achievements and accomplishments of corporate counsel in endeavors ranging from improving the legal profession, pro bono, career accomplishments, diversity and matters of governance. MCCA is being honored for promoting inclusion in the legal profession, leading to the hiring and advancement of diverse attorneys in legal departments and the law firms that serve them.
“The NBA has long been at the forefront of advancing equality in the field of law, and MCCA shares a strong sense of mission with them,” said Joseph K. West, MCCA’s President and CEO. “This makes recognition with the Pinnacle Award an especially meaningful honor for us.”
The mission of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association is to advance the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse attorneys in legal departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA furthers its mission by publishing research on achieving diversity and best practices in the legal profession, honoring innovative diversity programs with its Employer of Choice and Thomas L. Sager awards, and assisting diverse law students through the Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program. Founded in 1997, MCCA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and also has a Southeast regional office in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, go to mcca.com.
The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation's oldest and largest national network of predominantly African American attorneys and judges. It represents approximately 44,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students and has over 80 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world. For additional information about the National Bar Association, visit http://www.nationalbar.org