The Law Firm Diversity Database, created by Vault.com Inc. and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), provides statistics and other crucial information on diversity at more than 300 law firms nationwide. This service was developed in cooperation with Accenture, Bank of America, Microsoft, PPG Industries, Sara Lee and Wal-Mart for corporate counsel to support the Call to Action, an initiative devoted to increasing diversity at the nation's top law firms.
Compiled from responses to the annual Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey, the database contains valuable benchmarking information about the diversity programs at participating law firms. Entries include quantitative data on the numbers of attorneys who are minorities, women, GLBT, or individuals with disabilities, as well as qualitative information regarding firms' diversity plans and initiatives. Through this online tool, users can make side-by-side comparisons of diversity metrics, gauge firms' progress over the years and measure their performance against industry-wide benchmarks. The database also includes access to firms' complete, self-reported survey responses, to present a comprehensive picture of the diversity commitment and programs at each participating law firm.
With widespread support from the nation's leading law firms and corporate counsel, the Vault/MCCA Survey has become the industry standard for tracking law firm efforts to increase diversity within the profession.
This edition of this database includes complete survey data for the years 2007 through 2015. Data collected for the years 2003 through 2006, is available in Version 1 of the Law Firm Diversity Database.
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The Minority Corporate Counsel Association was founded in 1997 to advocate for the expanded hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA furthers its mission through the collection and dissemination of information about diversity in the legal profession. MCCA takes an inclusive approach to the definition of "diversity." Therefore, its research addresses issues of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, and generational differences which impact the legal profession's workforce.