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Ways to Get Involved with CMCP
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CMCP provides the opportunities. Those who actively participate reap the benefits.
Some ways to get involved:
Become a CMCP Member
If your organization is not already a member, encourage them to join CMCP. Click here for membership application.
Attend CMCP Events
Every CMCP event is an opportunity to connect with new people and networks. Attendees, both in-house and outside counsel, come expecting to meet high-quality attorneys who value diversity and inclusion. Programs are typically designed to draw and benefit an audience of outside counsel and in-house attorneys at varying levels of experience. See our Events page to see what’s scheduled, and for up-and-coming lawyers, also see the CMCP Ambassadors Events page.
Connect with the CMCP Ambassadors Council
The mission of the CMCP Ambassadors Council includes expanding CMCP’s reach and effectiveness by connecting and creating programming for junior lawyers (law firm non-partners and in-house non-managers).
Be a CMCP Program Speaker
Send CMCP information on the areas of expertise about which you are qualified to speak. Include information about past speaking engagements on the topic. If you have a good panel idea, bring it to CMCP with details on its structure, realistic potential speakers and possible venues, including your own organization. Click here for details.
Volunteer for the Conference Planning Committee
Help pick and design the sessions for the next Annual Business Conference. Click here for details.
Volunteer for the E-Newsletter Committee
Help produce and manage creation of articles on substantive law issues disseminated nationally through JD Supra. Click here for details.
Volunteer for or help create an Ad Hoc Committee
Volunteer to be considered for CMCP Ad Hoc Committees formed from time to time to undertake specific projects.
Write an Article
Submit an article for publication in CMCP’s E-Newsletter – a great way for your peers, clients and prospects see your published work. Click here for details.
Send CMCP Your Success Stories
Let us promote your successes in CMCP e-Bulletins, the E-Newsletter and/or on our website.
Much of the member news published in CMCP e-Bulletins, E-Newsletters, website and social media is received directly from our members. Some member news is periodically selected by CMCP as we find it in other publications recognizing members for their achievements. Our priorities for selecting success stories for publication include:
  • News specifically about CMCP or our members that is of particular interest to the CMCP community.

  • In accord with CMCP’s mission, we emphasize the successes of minority attorney members. Celebrating the successes of entire member organizations such as law firms or corporate legal departments, particularly as it relates to achievements in diversity, is also something CMCP does routinely through programs such as an annual recognition of minority attorneys in California elevated to partner, and saluting member firms and companies recognized as diversity leaders.

  • CMCP will highlight our members’ successes as much as we can within our  capacity. In fairness to all our members, we may limit the number of mentions of a particular member organization or individual attorney within a given period of time.

  • News that is time sensitive may be posted above events that will happen later.
Send Us Your Diversity Event Announcements
We encourage our members to share with the CMCP community your events that help to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Click here for event announcement criteria and guidelines, and to submit your event.
Promote CMCP on Social Media
Follow CMCP on Twitter, join CMCP’s LinkedIn group, and become a fan on Facebook.

Use your favorite social media to promote your involvement in CMCP, along with CMCP's programs relevant to your career.
Sponsor or Host a CMCP Event
Be an Annual Program Sponsor, an Annual Business Conference Sponsor or sponsor/host a specific CMCP event. Click here for sponsor/host benefits & details.
Promote CMCP & Your Membership on Your Organization's Website
Add CMCP’s logo to your diversity page, with a link to CMCP’s website. Encourage your entire staff to check our website & participate in CMCP activities.  CMCP Logo (JPG) | CMCP Logo (PNG)
Annual Business Conference
Attend the conference & take advantage of 2 days filled with opportunities to connect - through Corporate Connections interviews and otherwise. Connections are made & business/job opportunities are created during the entire conference, so come prepared to meet new people everywhere - in the hallways, at the receptions, riding the elevators.
Law Firms & Corporations: Include associates and junior partners, and non-managing attorneys, among those you send. A number of conference programs focus on professional development and connections for younger attorneys. Let CMCP help you in your business development efforts.
In-House Counsel: Send attorneys from your company to participate in Corporate Connections (conference registration is free for in-house attorneys who do these interviews). Encourage your attorneys to attend the entire conference. The professional development activities and connections made during the entire conference are as important to in-house counsel as law firm attendees.
Minority Lawyer Locator
CMCP Member Primary Contacts: Keep your organization’s contact information, practice areas and minority attorney lists up to date.
Minority Attorney Members: Keep your individual attorney profile current. If you don’t have an individual attorney profile, create it today. Click here for details on how to create one.
Use CMCP as your Primary Referral Source for Attorneys of Color
CMCP can help you find outside counsel for specific work in a specific geographical region, to find new candidates for open job positions, or to find the right attorneys to provide a CLE program for your in-house law department tailored to your specific needs.

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