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NBA and NFL Greats to Attend 6th Annual General Counsel Invitational!


As a champion of diversity in the NBA, Sam Jones believes that MCCA is a leader for diversity in the legal profession. “I have become a regular at this event, and I have enjoyed meeting the attorneys in the MCCA network.  They are all dedicated to the MCCA mission, and to come out to Doral for a weekend of networking all in support of creating a more diverse workforce of lawyers - I think that is a wonderful thing. I know that this event is a fundraiser for the MCCA scholarship program and me and the other guys are happy to lend support."
The GCI was created as the signature event to help raise funds for the Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program which primes the diversity pipeline by helping financially disadvantaged law students meet essential needs, such as the payment of tuition, books, and fees. Additionally, this program prides itself on the ability to expose students to a group of leaders in the profession who can help to mentor and guide their early entry into the profession.
The weekend event will include unparalleled educational sessions presented by top legal leaders promising to provide tried and true solutions to work challenges firms and law departments may be facing. CLE accredited sessions include Pfizer’s Best Practices Toward Achieving Diversity- Compendium & Interactive Session focusing on Convergence programs, In-House Counsel Perspectives-These Days and From F2F to TBL:  Decoding the Generational Differences in Law Firms and Legal Departments. For details on the education offerings click here.  Golf and spa activities  as well as several networking programs add to an already OUTSTANDING event. Visit  for a full schedule of events and list of sponsors and participants.
MCCA is currently offering discounts for individual registration!.  All registrations include 3 accredited CLE courses, seven networking events, complimentary golf lessons and a complimentary spa activity.  Registrants can choose to sign up as a non-golfer or a golfer which includes participation in the GCI Foursome Challenge.  For registration information click here.  
Sponsorships are still available!
For additional information  regarding registrations or sponsorships visit  or contact Jennifer Chen at 202-739-5902/











MCCA’s 6th Annual General Counsel Invitational Education & Recreation Summit (GCI) will not only attract attendees from the leading corporate law departments and law firms, but also NBA and NFL greats who are attending in support of the Lloyd M. Johnson Jr. Scholarship program, which the GCI funds.  Sam Jones, former Boston Celtic and ten time World Champion, has been a familiar face at the event for the last 5 years.  This year he will be joined by Penny Hardaway (former Orlando Magic & Miami Heat player), Artis Gilmore (former San Antonio Spurs star), Brian Mitchell (former Washington Redskins/ Philadelphia Eagles 2 time Super Bowl Champion) and Ricky Ervins (former Washington Redskins and Super Bowl Champion).

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