Membership Benefits2018-11-15T14:02:40+00:00

Membership Benefits and Dues

Through its programs and initiatives, CMCP provides numerous ways for minority attorneys to showcase their skills, expand their networks and enhance their business contacts and professional development, and for all member types to gain access to minority attorneys they might not otherwise meet.

Please note that membership dues and structure will change on January 1, 2019.
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Click here to download the Interim Membership Application Form

Recognition as a

Diversity & Inclusion Leader

CMCP members are recognized nationally as being dedicated to the advancement of minority attorneys. Your CMCP membership is viewed as affirmation of your organization’s commitment to legal profession diversity and inclusion.

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.

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

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.

Listing in Minority Lawyer Locator and

Online Member Directory

CMCP’s easy to use, readily searchable database of CMCP-member attorneys of color by member type, with individual areas of expertise and contact information.

In-House members can use the Minority Lawyer Locator when seeking minority attorneys for outside legal work or potential in-house hires, and law firm members can use the Minority Lawyer Locator to assist in marketing and networking with member minority in-house counsel.

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.

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.

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 Types and Annual Dues

Please note that membership dues and structure will change on January 1, 2019.
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CMCP dues are payable annually, by January 31 for members on a calendar-year dues cycle and July 31 for members on a mid-year dues cycle.

Contributions or gifts 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.

For credit card payments a convenience fee of 3.2% will be assessed and added to the total payment.