Through its programs and initiatives, CMCP provides numerous ways for attorneys of color to showcase skills, expand professional and personal networks, secure continuing legal education, and develop business relationships that will last throughout a career.

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Access to

CMCP Events and Programs

Members receive free or discounted rates for CMCP networking events, substantive legal programs and professional development programs which bring in-house and outside counsel together all year-long.

Members receive invitations to periodic member-only CMCP events and/or CMCP events geared to specific member types.

Participation in

Corporate Connections

A unique and highly successful CMCP opportunity for in-house attorneys and outside counsel to meet one-on-one for focused 15-minute interviews, and begin to establish or strengthen an already existing relationship.

Corporate Connections is a great way for in-house lawyers to meet and begin conversations with minority outside lawyers, and serves as a perfect venue and safe environment in which minority law firm associates can practice their interview skills and participate in business development pitches.

Post, Search and

Apply for Attorney Jobs

The CMCP Job Bank lists open attorney positions at corporate legal departments and law firms. Companies and firms can reach highly qualified minority attorneys for their open attorney positions and get top candidates in the door.

The CMCP Job Bank is open to and freely searchable by the public, and lists a variety of openings at many top corporate legal departments and law firms for attorneys of color looking for employment or to make a transition.

Referrals of

Minority Attorneys

CMCP makes regular referrals of member minority attorneys to corporations seeking minority outside counsel for legal work; corporations, law firms and business groups seeking speakers on substantive law issues; diversity and bar organizations seeking minority attorney speakers

Recognition as a

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leader

CMCP members are recognized nationally as being advocates and allies for the advancement of minority attorneys. CMCP membership affirms your organization’s support and commitment to DEI initiatives in the California legal profession.

Participation in

Subcommittees

CMCP member attorneys can volunteer on a subcommittee to showcase their talents and expand their networks, whether by helping to design the next signature CMCP Annual Business Conference or producing and managing the creation of articles on substantive law issues for the CMCP Newsletter. Ad hoc committees are also formed from time to time to undertake specific projects.

Opportunities to Speak /

CLE Speakers for In-House Members

CMCP members get priority for potential speaking opportunities on CMCP-produced panels & programs at member corporations and/or other venues with participation from all CMCP member types on panels & programs produced by CMCP in coalition with other diversity organizations.

CMCP can also find high-quality member minority attorneys to give CLE presentations in corporate law departments tailored to a company’s specific needs, or minority attorneys with required expertise to bring into existing law department training programs.

Highlights and

Profiles of Achievements

From promotions and awards to big case wins and positive contributions to the community, CMCP proudly highlights and showcases the achievements of our member attorneys and organizations.

Our newsletters, websites and social media channels are constantly updated with our members’ achievements.

Membership Dues

CMCP membership extends over two 12-month cycles; January 1 – December 31, for members on a calendar-year dues cycle and July 1 – June 30, for members on a mid-year dues cycle. Dues vary based on membership type.

Membership dues and contributions to CMCP are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, they may be tax deductible under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.

NOTE: a convenience fee of 3% will be added to credit card payments.