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The survey link is now available for the 2016 MCCA Sustaining Pathways to Diversity® Comprehensive Examination of Diversity Demographics, Initiatives, and Policies in Corporate Legal Departments (“MCCA Corporate Demographic Survey”). As with the 2010 study, we are again partnering with the NALP Foundation.

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Workplace 2020: What Gen Y Attorneys Experience & Expect

The study is an exploration of legal workplaces from the perspective of Gen Y or Millennial attorneys.

A web-based survey was developed, which focused on the perceptions and experiences of Gen Y attorneys in a variety of areas relevant to their selection of employers, their experiences with and expectations of their employers, and their overall perspectives on the legal profession.

MCCA found that Millennial attorneys identified five critical factors when selecting an employer: geographical location, the opportunity to do meaningful work, the opportunity to work with great colleagues, learning/training opportunities, and the opportunity to learn from proven experts/leaders.

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Pathways Research

A Comprehensive Examination of Diversity Demographics, Initiatives, and Policies in Corporate Legal Departments
Supporting and improving diversity and inclusion in the legal industry has been an important and challenging business strategy for corporations and their legal departments for a number of years. The findings in this report reflect data collected in the first quarter of 2011 from online surveys completed by 765 corporate legal departments.

Sustaining Pathways To Diversity: The Next Steps in Understanding and Increasing Diversity & Inclusion in Large Law Firms

Sustaining Pathways to Diversity: The New Paradigm of LGBT Inclusion: A Recommended Resource For Law Firms
The New Paradigm of LGBT Inclusion: A Recommended Resource for the Legal Workplace is an in-depth research report by MCCA that examines the impact of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression on attorneys in large law firms. Its objective is to examine the experiences of LGBT attorneys at large law firms in order to craft advice and recommendations to assist law firms to foster more inclusive and supportive environments for LGBT attorneys.

Sustaining Pathways To Diversity: The Next Steps in Understanding and Increasing Diversity & Inclusion in Large Law Firms

Sustaining Pathways to Diversity: The Next Steps in Understanding and Increasing Diversity & Inclusion in Large Law Firms
MCCA released its latest groundbreaking research report on the professional experiences of attorneys at Top 200 law firms, finding that while there have been commendable improvements to diversity programs since its earlier studies done back in 2002 and 2003, “Big Law” has a long way to go before the legal profession becomes a true meritocracy.

Creating Pathways to Diversity ® A Study of Law Department Best Practices - 2005 Update of the Green Book (Lime Green Book)

Creating Pathways to Diversity® A Study of Law Department Best Practices - 2005 Update of the Green Book (Lime Green Book)
Creating Pathways to Diversity® A Study of Law Department Best Practices re-examines the diversity practices of 15 corporate law departments in the United States. This book is an update to the Kelly Green Book.

 
Creating Pathways to Diversity® A Study of Law Department Best Practices (Green Book)

Creating Pathways to Diversity® A Study of Law Department Best Practices (Green Book)
Creating Pathways to Diversity® A Study of Law Department Best Practices closely examines the diversity practices of 16 corporate law departments in the United States.

 
Creating Pathways to Diversity®: A Set of Recommend Practices for Law Firms (Blue Book)

Creating Pathways to Diversity®: A Set of Recommended Practices for Law Firms (Blue Book)
Creating Pathways to Diversity®: A Set of Recommended Practices for Law Firms is an in-depth data-driven that balances quantitative and qualitative findings about the diversity practices and plans in law firms.

 
Creating Pathways to Diversity®:  The Myth of the Meritocracy: A Report on the Bridges and Barriers to Success in Large Law Firms (Purple Book)

Creating Pathways to Diversity® The Myth of the Meritocracy: A Report on the Bridges and Barriers to Success in Large Law Firms (Purple Book)
Creating Pathways to Diversity®: - The Myth of the Meritocracy: A Report on the Bridges and Barriers to Success in Large Law Firms is the result of a year-long project launched to answer the following questions: What criteria do partner use to decide who will attain partnership? What factors distinguish those who make partner from senior associates who are not elected? To what extent do credentials and experience, such as law school and other factors really distinguish successful lawyers from those who do not make it to partnership.
 

 
Creating Pathways to Diversity® Metrics for Success: Measurement in Diversity Initiatives (Burgundy Book)

Creating Pathways to Diversity® Metrics for Success: Measurement in Diversity Initiatives (Burgundy Book)
Creating Pathways to Diversity® Metrics for Success: Measurement in Diversity Initiatives is a report is designed to help you apply measurement approaches that are appropriate for various stages of diversity progression.

 
Creating Pathways to Diversity® From Lawyer to Business Partner Career Advancement in Corporate Law Departments (Pink Book)

Creating Pathways to Diversity® From Lawyer to Business Partner: Career Advancement in Corporate Law Departments (Pink Book)
Creating Pathways to Diversity® From Lawyer to Business Partner Career Advancement in Corporate Law Departments examines the success factors and barriers to advancing in-house.

 
Creating Pathways to Diversity® Mentoring Across Differences: A Guide to Cross-Gender and Cross-Race Mentoring (Yellow Book)

Creating Pathways to Diversity® Mentoring Across Differences: A Guide to Cross-Gender and Cross-Race Mentoring (Yellow Book)
Creating Pathways to Diversity® Mentoring Across Differences: A Guide to Cross-Gender and Cross-Race Mentoring examines mentoring relationships in law firms and law departments.

 

 

Databases

 

The Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey and Database are helping to set new standards for measuring improvements in diversity, and we are pleased to offer this valuable resource to the legal community.

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