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What is the General Counsel Summit? (formerly General Counsel Invitational) The General Counsel Summit is a 4-day event that will provide top-notch educational offerings focusing on leadership, diversity and areas of key concern to leading in-house counsel.

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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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Tracking the Integration of the Federal Judiciary

Tracking the Integration of the Federal Judiciary For over two decades, the Report on the Integration of the Federal Judiciary has charted the appointment and elevation of minority lawyers to the federal bench. MCCA, in partnership with JTB-APO, tracks and publishes this report on an annual basis.

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Diversity & the Bar® Magazine

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Battling Mental Illness In The Legal Profession

"In private practice, perfection is what everyone expects, and what I always expected of myself was perfections..."

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Summary: MCCA to sends out an email blast of Hot Job announcements to our network on the last Friday of every month. Check out the latest job postings.

Summary: MCCA announced today the five recipients of the 2015 Employer of Choice Awards, who will be honored during the 2015 Diversity Gala on June 30th at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Summary: MCCA President and CEO Joseph K. West was named to the Lawyers of Color’s Annual Power List. The Annual Power List highlights the nation’s most influential minority attorneys and non-minority diversity advocates

Summary: MCCA to sends out an email blast of Hot Job announcements to our network on the last Friday of every month. Check out the latest job postings.

Summary: A comprehensive catalog of the nation's most influential minority attorneys and non-minority diversity advocates, the 2015 list nominees will be honored on March 18, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel (Georgetown) in Washington, DC.

Summary: MCCA to sends out an email blast of Hot Job announcements to our network on the last Friday of every month. Check out the latest job postings.

Summary: MCCA to sends out an email blast of Hot Job announcements to our network on the last Friday of every month. Check out the latest job postings.

Summary: The American Arbitration Association is now accepting applications for the 2015 AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program.

Summary: Is there a more powerful and influential industry on earth than the movie industry? Is there a more powerful and influential position than the presidency of the United States? If the answer to these questions is “yes”, then what should we make of the recent revelation that Sony executives, while preparing to attend a fundraiser for President Obama, regaled each other with racist jokes at the president’s expense?

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.

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April 18-20, 2013
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General Counsel Summit

May 6 - 9, 2015 - General Counsel Summit (formerly the General Counsel Invitational)

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  • Hot Jobs - March 2015
    Summary: MCCA to sends out an email blast of Hot Job announcements to our network on the last Friday of every month. Check out the latest job postings.
  • MCCA Announces Annual Employer of Choice Award Honorees
    Summary: MCCA announced today the five recipients of the 2015 Employer of Choice Awards, who will be honored during the 2015 Diversity Gala on June 30th at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
  • Lawyers of Color's Annual Power List
    Summary: MCCA President and CEO Joseph K. West was named to the Lawyers of Color’s Annual Power List. The Annual Power List highlights the nation’s most influential minority attorneys and non-minority diversity advocates

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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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