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April 24 - 26, 2014

GCI Diversity
Leadership Summit

The GCI is a 3-day event that will provide top-notch educational offerings focusing on leadership and diversity, as well as areas of key concern to leading In-House Counsel.

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MCCA Lecture Series
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The Academy - Seattle
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The Academy - New York

Internships

Looking to get your foot in the door? MCCA's internships page is a great place to start. Look for the one that's the right fit for you.

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MCCA Resources

MCCA 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.

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Diversity & the Bar® Magazine

Diversity and the Bar

MCCA's Rising Stars
FUTURE FACES OF
THE LEGAL PROFESSION

Read about the amazing young attorneys in MCCA's network who will be the face of the legal profession in years to come.

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Summary: The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has hired the former Publisher of the ACC Docket, Kim Howard, to oversee its flagship publication, Diversity & the Bar.

Summary: Kristen Welker, NBC News White House Correspondent, will serve as the emcee for the MCCA Diversity Gala, the premier awards program honoring leaders in the legal profession for diversity and inclusion.

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Summary: The law firm has petitioned a federal court in Orlando, Fla., to overturn the conviction of former death row inmate Crosley Green.

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MCCA's 12th Annual CLE Expo!

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March 5-7, 2013
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San Diego, CA

MCCA's 10th Annual GCI
Diversity Leadership Summit

Miami
April 18-20, 2013
Doral Golf Resort & Spa
Miami, FL

 

 

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2014 GCI at PGA National

Click here to register for the 2014 GCI Diversity Leadership Summit hosted by MCCA® Thursday, April 24, 2014 through Saturday, April 26, 2014.

Join MCCA at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL for the 11th Annual GCI Diversity Leadership Summit hosted by MCCA Thursday, April 24, 2014 through Saturday, April 26, 2014.

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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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