CMCP Ambassadors Council Application

Ambassador Qualifications:

All Ambassadors must meet the following requirements:

A minimum of four years of law practice, including practice as an in-house lawyer, as an outside counsel, or as a judicial law clerk.

Law firm non-partner or in-house non-manager at the time selected as an Ambassador or a law firm partner or in-house manager in the first two (2) years of partnership or in-house management.

A demonstrated record of promoting diversity in the legal profession.

A demonstrated record of interest and commitment to CMCP as a primary diversity organization.

In-House counsel must practice in a CMCP-member organization.

Outside counsel must practice in a CMCP-member law firm.

Ambassador Terms:

Ambassador terms are two (2) years, beginning in April at the annual CMCPAC in-person meeting.

Application Timing and Form:

All applicants for the CMCPAC must submit a completed, signed CMCP Application during the Application Period.

The Application Period for 2024 was January 3, 2024 – January 31, 2024 and extended February 1, 2024, to February 9, 2024.

Based on input from Ambassadors, including gathering input from an online survey, Ambassadors are required to do the following to keep their membership in good standing:

Attend the CMCPAC Spring Meeting

Attend the CMCPAC In-Person Meeting at the CMCP Annual Business Conference

Attend at least one telephone-only Council Meeting

Attend the Annual Business Conference

Plan at least one CMCPAC Event/Program per year

Attend at least one non-conference CMCPAC event

Although not required, Ambassadors are encouraged to do the following:

Have each Ambassador’s organization sponsor the Conference

Bring colleagues to the Annual Conference

Bring new member prospects to Annual Business Conference

Bring colleagues to a non-conference CMCPAC event

Bring new member prospects to a non-conference CMCPAC event

Have your organization sponsor or host a non-conference CMCPAC event

Attend events of other diversity organizations where CMCP is a sponsor/honoree

Solicit new CMCP member organizations

Serve on a speaker panel, or secure a speaker, for a CMCPAC event

Promote CMCP to other organizations

Participate on a formal or ad-hoc CMCPAC committee