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Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference

Thank you for joining MCCA in Washington, DC on July 24, 2014 at the Washington Hilton for the 2014 Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference, a conference experience unlike any other offered to the profession. This unique, engaging conference has featured the brightest legal minds discussing the hottest legal topics of the day.

2014 Conference Course Materials

To view the course materials for this year's Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference, please click the download link beside a session title below to obtain the materials available for that session.

Talent Optimization Track

101. Making the Leap from Tactical Executor to Strategic Leader N/A
102. Mentor, Sponsor, Coach: Buzzwords or Necessary for moving up?  Download
103.(RE) Making Your Brand: marketing Yourself in the workplace, to Business Clients and the Virtual network N/A

Global Diversity & Inclusion Track

201. Cross Cultural business practices: how to navigate diversity and inclusion where your work takes you  Download
202. 10 Years After the Call to Action: A Look at the Effects on Women and Minorities in the Legal Profession  Download
203. Can Emotional Intelligence be taught? Practical ways to interpret and negotiate implicit bias  Download

Inclusive Leadership & Management Track

301. Cracking the Code - Taking the next step in supporting women and diverse lawyers  Download
302. Speaking your client’s Language: Being a lawyer and Strategic Advisor  Download
303. Diversity as a Change Initiative  Download

Plenary Track

Opening Plenary: General Counsel Forum N/A
Lunch Plenary: Reflections on the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Cases of 1954  Download

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Fast Facts

Americans aged 25-34 have the second highest rate of bankruptcy (just after those aged 35 to 44), indicating that Gen-Xers were more likely to file for bankruptcy than were young baby boomers at the same age.
Source: "Generation Broke: The Growth of Debt among Young Americans."
The average young-adult household spends almost one quarter of every dollar earned on debt payments.
Source: "Generation Broke: The Growth of Debt among Young Americans."
The annual unemployment rate in 2012 for Management, Professionals, and Related Occupations was 4.1%.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Nearly two-thirds of the 5.4 million legal immigrants from Mexico who are eligible to become citizens of the US have not yet taken that step. Their naturalization rate-36%-is only half that of legal immigrants from all other countries combined.
Source: Pew Research Center
The overall U.S. birth rate declined 8% from 2007 to 2010. The birth rate for U.S.-born women decreased 6% during these years, but the birth rate for foreign-born women plunged 14%-more than it had declined over the entire 1990-2007 period.1 The birth rate for Mexican immigrant women fell even more, by 23%.
Source: Pew Research Center
Three-quarters of retirees said they worked longer than they would have otherwise to maintain access to their employer healthcare plan. The Affordable Care Act does include provisions aimed at reining in prices by limiting the amount insurers can charge older Americans to 3 times what they charge younger subscribers.
Source: The Washington Post
Only four in ten third-graders in the District of Columbia can read proficiently, and only about four out of ten young adults in the District have a full-time job.
Source: Raise D.C.
In 1779, before his time as president, Thomas Jefferson proposed a law to castrate gay men and to destroy the nose cartilage of gay women.
Source: Washington Lawyer
Pennsylvania was the first state to repeal the death penalty for sodomy in 1786.
Source: Washington Lawyer
In 1924 the Society for Human Rights in Chicago became the country's first gay rights organization. Other organizations such as the Mattachine Society and the daughters of Bilitis, were formed decades later.
Source: Washington Lawyer
In 1962 Illinois became the first state to decriminalize homosexual acts done in private between consenting adults.
Source: Washington Lawyer
The nationalities with the highest rates of nationalization in the US - about75% - are Vietnamese, Russian, Filipino, Korean, Laotian, and Cuban.
Source: The Pew Research Center
To become a citizen of the US, a legal permanent resident must be at least 18 years; have lived in the US continuously for 5 years; be able to speak, read, write, and understand basic English; pass a background check; demonstrate knowledge of US history and government; swear allegiance to the US; and pay the $680 application fee.
Source: The Washington Post
The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn., metropolitan area, near New York City, had the highest percentage (17.9%) of households with at least $191,469 in income. At the other end of the spectrum are two metro areas named Danville -- in Virginia and Illinois -- each with 1.1% of households having such high income.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
National Women's History Month dates back to March 8, 1857, when women in NYC factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women's Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn't until 1981 that Congress established National Women's History Week, celebrated the 2nd week of March. In 1987, the week was expanded to a month.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Americans aged 25-34 have the second highest rate of bankruptcy (just after those aged 35 to 44), indicating that Gen-Xers were more likely to file for bankruptcy than were young baby boomers at the same age.
Source: "Generation Broke: The Growth of Debt among Young Americans."
The average young-adult household spends almost one quarter of every dollar earned on debt payments.
Source: "Generation Broke: The Growth of Debt among Young Americans."
The annual unemployment rate in 2012 for Management, Professionals, and Related Occupations was 4.1%.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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