What Is An Attorney of Color?
We use the same definition of an attorney of color that the American Bar Association uses. An attorney of color for the purposes of membership and inclusion in our Lawyer Locator database includes: African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian-Americans (including persons from Pacific Islands, Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and East Asia) American Indian/Alaskan, and Multi-Racial.
Do I need to be a member to attend a CMCP event?
Non-members are welcome to attend many CMCP events at an increased registration fee, however, there are a few events that are for members only. We host a variety of events throughout the year, many that offer MCLE credit. There are several ways in which you may receive information regarding an upcoming event - by mail, email or our E-newsletter. If you are a member of CMCP, you can attend CMCP events at a member discount. To see the types of events CMCP hosts, please visit our Events page.
If my firm or organization is a member of CMCP, am I also a member?
Yes. The way our membership structure works is your firm or organization pays an annual membership fee and this fee includes membership for all of its attorneys in all offices throughout California. If you want to know if your firm or organization is a member, please visit our member list page or our Lawyer Locator.
How can I or my organization get more involved with CMCP?
There are several ways in which a member can get involved with CMCP. Your firm or organization can host a CMCP event, you can write an article for our E-newsletter, or get involved with one of our subcommittees. For more information visit our Get Involved page.
My firm or organization is a member of CMCP, but I do not see my name listed in the Lawyer Locator.
If you are an attorney of color and do not see your name listed under your firm's or organization's heading, you have the opportunity to add yourself to your organization's listing. Call or email the primary contact person at your organization who can
provide you with instructions for setting up your online account and attorney profile. Click Here to select your organization's name from our current members list, then locate your organization's primary CMCP contact person.
I'm from a member organization, how do I set up my online account?
If you are from a member organization, call or email the primary contact person at your organization who can provide you with instructions for setting up your online account. Click Here to select your organization's name from our current members list, then locate your organization's primary CMCP contact person.
I met with a corporate representative at the Corporate Connections portion of the Annual Business Conference, but I have not heard back from them. I thought I was guaranteed business if I participated in the conference.
We have no way of guaranteeing that outside counsel will obtain work from the organizations with whom they met with at the Annual Conference. It takes time to develop the relationships with those that you meet at Corporate Connections. What CMCP provides at Corporate Connections is the venue to meet with corporate counsel with whom you may not have had the chance to encounter previously.
It is important to remember to follow-up with those that you met and be patient – relationships are not built overnight.