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The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) was founded in 1997 to advocate for the expanded hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA furthers its mission through the collection and dissemination of information about diversity in the legal profession. MCCA takes an inclusive approach to the definition of “diversity.” Therefore, its research addresses issues of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and generational differences which impact the legal profession’s workforce.

 

Over the years, MCCA has conducted a number of research studies to examine the state of diversity in corporate law departments and law firms. Through its research, MCCA has identified and illuminated the best practices employed by those who have achieved diversity results, and this work continues to help set new industry standards.

MCCA was among the first to advocate the law firms institutionalize the role of the law firm diversity professional and empower the position with sufficient resources to lead and manage change in their law firms. In addition, through its annual conference MCCA assisted a small group of law firm diversity professionals to get to know one other and as the group grew in number, they combined forces to establish the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals (ALFDP).

MCCA continues to gather information in support of the role of diversity professional in large law firms. Annually, MCCA invites ALFDP to conduct a survey which law firms may use to benchmark the law firm diversity professional role, reporting relationships, dedicated resources, and budgets. The Annual MCCA/ALFDP Law Firm Diversity Professionals Survey (MCCA/ALFDP Survey) has informed and educated the legal profession about the emerging importance of the law firm diversity professional role and its increasing impact.

 

MCCA’s efforts focus on the research, collection, and dissemination of information of the status of diversity in the legal profession, as well as the use of that information to educate and advocate members of the legal profession in advancement of the association’s mission. As the preeminent voice on diversity issues in the legal profession, MCCA’s thought leadership has been widely recognized, and the association has been the recipient of several awards, including recognition by the National Minority Business Council, Inc., the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National LGBT Bar Association, and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

MCCA Mission Statement

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Inc. (MCCA) was founded in 1997 to advance the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse attorneys in legal departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA accomplishes its mission through publishing, research and training, pipeline initiatives, and networking.

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  • BESLA Honors MCCA and Joseph K. West with Beacon of Diversity Award
    Summary: Washington, D.C. – The Board of Directors of Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA) has honored the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) and its President and Chief Executive Officer, Joseph K. West with its coveted Beacon of Diversity Award for 2014.
  • Hot Jobs - August 2014
    Summary: MCCA is pleased to send out an email blast of Hot Job announcements to our network on the last Friday of every month. Check out the latest job postings.
  • BP America Named Employer of Choice by MCCA
    Summary: The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has named the legal department of BP America as its 2014 Employer of Choice Award winner for the South/Southwest Region.

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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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