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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.