Women Of Color

Counsel Connect

CMCP Counsel Connect creates an opportunity for in-house counsel legal departments and counsel from law firms practicing in the same area of substantive law to meet in small groups to discuss their practice area and examine efforts to drive diversity in the legal sector.

Counsel Connect Participating Companies/Agencies:

Sponsored by:

Abbott Laboratories

Airbnb Inc.

Chevron Corporation

Genentech, Inc.

HP Inc.

Los Angeles City Attorneys Office

Los Angeles Unified School District

Notion Labs, Inc.

Prime Healthcare Services

Slack Technologies, Inc.

Snap, Inc.

Southern California Edison

University of California-Office of the President

VMWare, Inc.

Zendesk Inc.

Counsel Connect consists of 2 rounds, each 45-minute sessions will be hosted by a Legal Department. The discussion for each interactive roundtable revolves around a particular practice area with a focus on diversity efforts. 


The roundtable will include approximately 8- 10 participants, 1-2 In-House Counsel of the same organization and up to 8 outside counsel from varied firms. No more then 2 outside counsel of the same firm may attend each roundtable. 


Table assignments are on a first come first serve basis. The company and names of In-House Counsel will be communicated a week prior to the event. Preparation for this meeting is highly suggested, research the company / organization and the specific In-House counsel hosting the table. 


Our goal is to match you for both rounds although in rare cases you may only receive one match. Opportunity to be matched for both rounds increases if you select different practice areas on the registration form. 

WoC Counsel Connect Practice Areas:

  • Business Litigation
  • Employment – Counseling/Investigations
  • Employment – General Litigation
  • Employment – Wage & Hour
  • Entertainment
  • IP – Patent Litigation
  • IP – Technology Licensing and Transactions
  • IP – TM/Copyright/Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury/Tort Litigation
  • Privacy & Data Security – Counseling & Litigation
  • Real Estate – Leasing & Financing Transactions
  • Real Estate – Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations


Outside Counsel Registration Closes

Interview Assignments Sent to Outside Counsel

CMCP sends instructions to access WoC virtual roundtables.

Counsel Connect LIVE at CMCP Women of Color Conference

CC Cost

Counsel Connect Fees are based on membership type/auto-entered at registered

$200 (Law Firm 51+ attorneys) 

$150 (Law Firm Member 11-50 attorneys) 

$150 (Individual/Solo Practitioner)

$100 (Law Firm 1-10 attorneys) 

CC Schedule

3:00 pm – 3:05 pm   

Welcome and Orientation 
3:05 pm – 3:50 pm   

Round One Discussion 
4:00 pm – 4:50 pm   

Round Two Discussion 
4:50 pm – 5:00 pm   

Group Debrief (Round One and Two)

CC Requirements

  1. Identify as a Woman of Color
  2. Either you or your Organization is a current CMCP member
  3. Full registration to the Women of Color Conference