MCCA Calendar of Events
As part of the effort to retain talent and strengthen the pipeline, MCCA hosts conferences and events throughout the year that focus on professional development, education, and networking. These events are opportunities to build relationships, expand career skill sets, and foster business development. Through these programs diverse attorneys will be better equipped to advance in corporate and law firm environments and mentor those behind them as well.
Global TEC Forum
April 14, 2021 | Virtual Event
The Global TEC Forum (“G-TEC”) is an immersive day of programming that addresses diversity, equity and inclusion challenges in the tech industry, the latest disruptions and challenges facing the legal profession, and how emerging technologies are changing the practice of law. As we continue to adjust to a world changed by the COVID-19 crisis, G-TEC will once again be delivered as a virtual event.
October 11-12, 2021 | Virtual Event
MCCA’s Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference focuses on global diversity and inclusion, talent optimization, inclusive leadership and management to bolster the promotion and retention of diverse attorneys. The program offers practical development tools, best practices and resources for individual lawyers and organizations.
Awards Presented During the Conference:
2021 Rainmakers Award & Rising Stars Award Nominations – Wednesday, March 31, 2021
October 13, 2021 | Virtual Event
The MCCA Diversity Gala features an elegant networking reception and an awards program honoring individuals, corporate legal departments and law firms championing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, entertainment and a celebration of our resilient and diverse community.
Awards Presented at the Gala:
Seattle Inclusion Summit
November 15, 2021 | Seattle, WA
The Seattle Inclusion Summit (“Summit”) is a continuation of our Inclusive Leader Program. The Summit will focus on workplace culture and the challenges of creating a culture of inclusion.
Check back soon for more details on this event.
MCCA hosts 60-minute Town Halls to connect with our members, sponsors, and prospective members and introduce experts and special guest speakers to discuss pressing issues regarding diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession.
2021 Town Hall Dates:
Tuesday, March 30, 2021: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET
Thursday, July 29, 2021: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, September 14, 2021: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET
Thursday, December 9, 2021: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET
In addition to the events listed above, MCCA offers several invite-only professional development programs tailored for senior, junior and mid-level attorneys. Additional information on how to apply for these programs will be added on our website soon.
Sources of Success
The Sources of Success Program (the “Program”) is a twelve-month professional development program tailored for mid-career women and diverse attorneys from corporate legal departments and law firms. The focus is on identifying successful career strategies and allowing attorneys to develop leadership and management skills, as well as an opportunity for attorneys to find the right mentor to guide their career advancement.
C-Suite Leadership Institute
The C-Suite Leadership Institute is an effort by senior leaders in the legal community to effectively change the landscape of the legal profession at its highest levels, specifically in the C-Suite as general counsel in Fortune 500 companies. The day-long program provides a platform for senior leaders to identify, develop, and promote talented attorneys of color. It is structured with panels, workshops, and individual meetings with influential leaders.
The Equity Track Program was developed to address the lack of diversity within the equity partnership levels at majority law firms as reported by our Law Firm Diversity Survey. It is a twelve-month program that selects ten diverse income partners at major law firms. It is designed to achieve three goals: identify, develop and promote diverse partners to achieve and maintain equity status within their firms.