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 6, 2020 | San Francisco, CA – Canceled
At MCCA, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our members, sponsors, employees and guests. Over the past few weeks, we have been closely monitoring the quickly evolving situation regarding the Coronavirus. In recent days, it has gone from an outbreak to a pandemic per experts and we are taking every precaution to ensure that our community is protected.
After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel the Global TEC Forum scheduled to take place in San Francisco at the Salesforce Tower on Monday, April 6, 2020. We were looking forward to connecting with everyone and to learn about how the technology industry is leading to improve diversity in our profession. We look forward to connecting with you in the future at our Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference and Diversity Gala in New York City on October 26-28, 2020.
Our thoughts remain with the communities and individuals affected by COVID-19.
Additional information and FAQs can be found here.
May 6, 2020 | Global TEC Virtual Summit
We have partnered with In-House Focus to create the Global TEC Virtual Summit (“G-TEC Virtual Summit”) – an immersive day of programming that brings our community together to share ideas and strategies to navigate these uncharted territories. The G-TEC Virtual Summit combines CLEs, with creative breakout sessions including live Q&As, group discussions with legal leaders, virtual networking and more.
We hope you can join us on May 6 and learn about how the legal profession is leading and navigating our new reality.
October 26-28, 2020 | New York, NY
The Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference (“Pathways”) is a three-day annual event and MCCA’s largest conference. Pathways focuses on global diversity, inclusion and equity, talent optimization, inclusive leadership and management to bolster the recruitment, promotion and retention of diverse attorneys. Our conference offers practical development programs, best practices and workshops for individual lawyers and organizations.
Awards Presented During the Conference:
2020 Rainmakers Award & Rising Stars Award Nominations – Thursday, April 30, 2020
October 28, 2020 | Virtual Diversity Gala
Coinciding with the Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference, is the annual Diversity Gala. As we continue to follow the directives of our elected officials and prioritize the health and safety of our community, we have decided this year to reimagine our annual Diversity Gala as an inclusive virtual experience and your support is now more important than ever.
The Virtual Diversity Gala will feature interactive networking receptions (VIP and general access), an awards program that honors leading corporate law departments and law firms who have demonstrated leadership in championing diversity and inclusion, entertainment and a celebration of our resilient and diverse community.
Awards Presented at the Gala:
2020 Employer of Choice Award & Thomas L. Sager Award Nominations – Thursday, April 30, 2020
Seattle Inclusion Summit
November 2020 | Seattle, WA
The Seattle Inclusion Summit (“Summit”) is a continuation of our 2018 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 quarterly 60-minute “Town Halls” via Facebook Live as an effort to strengthen our relationship with our existing members, sponsors and prospective members. These Town Halls are a great way to learn about our new initiatives, provide constructive feedback and engage further as a partner in our mission and vision.
2020 Town Hall Dates:
Tuesday, March 10, 2020: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. EST
Tuesday, June 9, 2020: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. EST
Wednesday, September 16, 2020: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST
Wednesday, December 9, 2020: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST
In addtion 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
Sources of Success is a professional development program tailored for junior and mid-level attorneys from corporate legal departments and law firms. The program is a phenomenal opportunity for junior and mid-level attorneys to cultivate strategic relationships, improve their business acumen, learn how to be effective leaders and take the next step in their career.
C-Suite Leadership Institute
The C-Suite Leadership Institute is a collective effort by senior leaders in the legal community to effectively change the landscape of the legal profession at its highest levels, specifically as general counsels in Fortune 500 companies. The Program creates a platform for senior in-house counsels from Fortune 500 corporations to identify, recruit, and promote talented diverse lawyers.
The Equity Track Program addresses the continuing lack of diversity at the highest partnership levels in our largest law firms in the U.S. The Program is designed to achieve three goals: identify, groom and promote diverse partners to achieve and maintain equity status within their firms.