Organizational Spotlight

Just The Beginning Summer 2018 Federal/State Judicial Internship Program

The Committee on Judicial Resources for the United States Judicial Conference and Just The Beginning – A Pipeline Organization are pleased to announce the seventh annual Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project (“Project”) for Summer 2018.

The JRC-JTB Project is national in scope and will place law students as judicial interns in federal appellate, district, bankruptcy, magistrate and select state appellate judges’ chambers across the country. Interns will have the opportunity to draft bench memoranda, judicial orders, and opinions on a variety of substantive matters, including motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, magistrate judge reports, and habeas corpus petitions. Applicants should possess strong research and writing skills and be prepared to handle the rigors of working in judge’s chambers.

Applicants who are hired must commit to participating in two mandatory training workshops prior to the beginning of their internship, either in-person or via video conference, must be available to work full-time as an unpaid intern or to find outside funding sources and must commit to working in chambers for a minimum of six weeks. At present this is an unpaid internship. Applicants are encouraged to seek law school or non-profit funding.

The program requirements are detailed in the Memorandum of Understanding here:

Applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. EST on January 10, 2018. Early applications are highly encouraged.

To learn more about this internship and to apply, please visit

Fish & Richardson 2018 1L Diversity Fellowship Program

Fish & Richardson is pleased to announce its 1L Diversity Fellowship Program for 2018. The program, which offers fellowships to diverse first year law students, is a key component of our ongoing firm initiative to recruit, retain, and advance attorneys who will contribute to the diversity of our practice and of the legal profession.

Our 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is comprised of four components: a paid summer associate position in one of Fish & Richardson’s domestic offices, mentoring by members of the firm, participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L Scholars Program, and up to a $10,000 scholarship.

Diverse candidates must be in good standing as a first-year law student at an ABA accredited law school; demonstrate a record of academic and professional achievement; contribute meaningfully to diversity in the legal profession, which may include being a member of a racial/ethnic group that has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession, or identifying as a person with disabilities, openly LGBT, and/or a military veteran; and have a sincere interest in intellectual property and Fish & Richardson.

  • Applications for the 2018 Fellowship will be accepted from December 1, 2017 through January 12, 2018.
  • For more information about the Fellowship or to print out an application and a checklist of required support materials, please click here.
  • Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the 1L Diversity Fellowship Program can be found here.

To learn more about Fish, please visit

National Association of Women Lawyers’ 2018 Mid-Year Meeting

February 28 – March 2, 2018 | Miami Beach, FL

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association is pleased to be a partnering organization of the National Association of Women Lawyers’ 2018 Mid-Year Meeting in South Beach, held February 28 through March 2, 2018 at the W Hotel in South Beach, Miami. We have arranged a special 10% discount for our members. To register, please go to and use the code MYMMCCA2018 to get the discount.

This comprehensive program will offer both professional development opportunities and skills training to help women in all fields of legal practice thrive in their careers. Attendees will have the opportunity to shape the future of NAWL and the legal profession, and to honor leading lawyers and business leaders who have made a significant impact on improving and diversifying the field. NAWL’s 2018 honorees include:

  • Leadership Award – to Marlene Gordon, Vice President, General Counsel, North America, Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.
  • Challenge Award – to Brightstar Corp.
  • Public Service Award – to Hon. Patricia Seitz, Senior Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Registration is open to NAWL members and non-members. Scholarships are available for attorneys who wish to attend, but may not be able to do so due to cost considerations.

For additional information about NAWL and the 2018 Mid-Year Meeting, visit

2018 Global Ethics Summit – presented by Ethisphere

March 14 – 15, 2018 | New York, NY

The 2018 Global Ethics Summit will mark the 10th anniversary of the premier event connecting global leaders to inspire business integrity. Hear from a leading faculty of CEOs, board members, CLOs, Chief Compliance Officers and other respected advisers on the most forward-thinking issues impacting business ethics, company values, and performance. Join the interactive peer discussions and network across an assembly of multinational representatives and industry leading practitioners March 14-15, 2018.

MCCA members will receive an additional 20% discount off the current early-bird fee for any individual ticket to the Global Ethics Summit. Please contact for the details.

 Strategic Members 2018

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