Welcome and Application Information

The Sources of Success Program (the "Program") is a twelve-month professional development program tailored for junior and mid-level attorneys from corporate legal departments and law firms. The focus is on identifying successful career strategies and allowing attorneys to develop leadership and management skills, as well as an opportunity for attorneys to find the right mentor to guide their career advancement.

  • Your law firm or legal department must be an MCCA member.
  • In-house Counsel: must be three or more reporting levels from general counsel.
  • Law firm attorneys: must be an associate with a minimum of five years’ experience.
  • Diverse attorneys (underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, LGBTQ+ and attorneys with disabilities) are encouraged to apply. Underrepresented racial/ethnic group is defined as African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/Indigenous, and Multiracial.

The success of the Program depends on the commitment that each participant makes to the Program. If accepted, you must be completely free of professional duties during the scheduled in-person sessions and activities. This is a twelve-month program with quarterly meetings and attendance is mandatory. Failure to attend a mandatory session will result in the participant’s removal from the Program.


The Program is gratis for selected participants, however, MCCA will not cover hotel or travel costs. Participants will be notified via email if they have been selected to participate in the 2023 Program and will be provided additional information regarding logistics, meeting dates, agendas, etc.

The following 3 documents are required to be submitted as part of the application so you are encouraged to complete them before starting the application. 

Personal Statement
Your statement should describe succinctly your reasons for applying to the Program, why the Program is a good fit for you, your future plans, note your direct supervisor’s support of your application and other information that would help the selection committee in evaluating your application.

Recommendation Letter
The recommendation letter should be from your immediate supervisor or manager that directly addresses your suitability for selection in the Program, acknowledges the time commitment required to attend the program sessions and will support your participation in the Program.

Employer Support Acknowledgment Form (Download the form)
This form indicates that your employer is aware of your interest in applying to the Program, acknowledges the time commitment required to attend the program sessions throughout the year, and supports you for taking time-off and financial sponsorship to attend the Program with the acknowledgement that MCCA will not reimburse these costs (hotel and travel costs not covered by MCCA). 


The application deadline is Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 11:59PM EST. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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