December 3, 2009
Kelly Hart & Hallman Makes Donation to MCCA 10x10x10 Campaign;
First Fort Worth Law Firm To Support Legal Diversity Effort
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP, one of the Southwest’s leading law firms, has committed to contribute $10,000 to the 10x10x10 Campaign of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Inc. (MCCA). The donation is the first from a law firm in the Fort Worth area and will support MCCA programs fostering diversity in the legal profession.
The MCCA Tenth Anniversary Campaign: 10x10x10 was launched in 2007, and its goal is to raise $10 million. The funds are being used for research and education, diversity training and instruction, and educational scholarships. Kelly Hart & Hallman’s donation brings the campaign to almost $3 million.
The pledge was made by Dee J. Kelly, the firm’s founding partner. “When law firms encourage the development of minority lawyers, we better serve our clients’ interests and strengthen the legal community,” he said. “That’s the purpose of the 10x10x10 Campaign, and Kelly Hart & Hallman is proud to support it.”
“MCCA is grateful for Kelly Hart & Hallman’s generous gift and for their leading role in supporting diversity,” said MCCA Executive Director Veta T. Richardson. “We hope others will follow their example by making diversity a priority in their own firms.”
Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP is a limited liability partnership with more than 125 resident attorneys in its offices in Fort Worth, Austin and Houston. Kelly Hart lists among its clients Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, individuals, foundations, investor groups, and governmental entities. Kelly Hart & Hallman’s website can be found at www.khh.com.
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association advocates for the expanded hiring, promotion, and retention of minority attorneys in corporate legal departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA furthers its mission by publishing research on achieving diversity and best practices in the legal profession, honoring innovative diversity programs with its Employer of Choice and Thomas L. Sager awards, and assisting diverse law students through the Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program. MCCA’s work has been recognized with awards from the National Minority Business Council, Inc., the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Gay and Lesbian Law Association, and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Founded in 1997, MCCA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and also has a Southeast regional office in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, go to mcca.com