The mission of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) is to advocate for the expanded hiring, promotion, and retention of minority attorneys in corporate legal departments and the law firms that they retain. Since its founding in 1997, MCCA has emerged as a knowledge leader on diversity issues, and its programs and initiatives cover a wide range of diversity management issues, with an emphasis on the professional challenges faced by race/ethnic minorities; women; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lawyers; people with disabilities; and multi-generational workforces. MCCA furthers its mission by publishing research to recognize and promote diversity efforts and related best practices in the legal profession, and by honoring innovative diversity programs.
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.
2013 Do Good, Do Well
The MCCA Do Good, Do Well List showcases law firms that are successful in achieving high levels of excellence in both diversity and business. The list demonstrates that success in diversity and profitability are complementary, not competitive.