Diversity & the Bar Magazine

MCCA's flagship scholarship program embodies the mission of the organization by allowing diverse law students to pursue their dreams. Meet the 2014 class. Read more



Studies show that lawyers suffer from high rates of depression and mental illness. A new study by a law professor who battles clinical depression says law schools can do a better job of talking to future lawyers about the issue of mental illness within the legal profession. In an essay in the Journal of Legal Education, Charlotte School of Law Assistant Professor Brian Clarke argues that law schools too often avoid dealing with the "the dark side" of being a lawyer. Having a more candid conversation with students about the challenges of the job can help them meet and overcome them after the graduate, he says. Read more




Notes from the President & CEO

It's Time to be More

I RECEIVED A CALL FROM A LARGE LAW FIRM PARTNER who lives in Baltimore as that city had its recent turn in the curious spotlight that tends to follow those all too familiar tragic incidents that arrive tinged with racial overtones. He said wearily, "What's happening to my B'More?" It was a reminder of the universal import of the principles of inclusiveness and the fact that every organization-whether public or private, and regardless of purpose-needs the tools to implement these principles in a meaningful way.

Annually, when we create the agenda for our Pathways to Diversity Conference, we focus on three tracks: talent optimization, global diversity and inclusion, and inclusive leadership and management. We fill our panels with general counsel and other c-suite executives who are not only leaders in their organizations, but in the legal industry. Their shared expertise and your ability to benchmark your organization are two excellent reasons to attend the conference. If you want to round out the "reasons to attend list" with a third, it's the built-in networking time. Visit to review our conference agenda, register or to find out about sponsorship opportunities for this June 29 event. 

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  Joseph K. West President and CEO of MCCA

Joseph K. West
President & CEO

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