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.
The MCCA Corporate Demographic survey seeks to provide a unique perspective of diversity and inclusion in the profession by examining efforts within the legal departments of corporations in the U.S. and in other countries.
MCCA and Vault began the collection of law firm diversity data in 2004, initially soliciting quantitative and qualitative information with respect to minority men, minority women and white women.
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MCCA presents its annual report on women and minority general counsel of Fortune® 500 and 1000 companies. The survey examines current trends and developments for the diverse legal leaders in the C-suite of America’s most successful companies.
MCCA White Papers
This white paper focuses on the impact of the Schuette decision on the developing landscape of affirmative action policies in higher education, including the decision’s relationship with the Court’s previous decision in Fisher. It also addresses the possible implications of the decision in the employer hiring and contract arena.
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