Welcome and Application Information

The Sources of Success Program (the “Program”) is a highly competitive professional development program for high potential talent from corporate legal departments and law firms who identify as mid-career attorneys. Each year, the curriculum evolves to address the needs of the cohort to excel as leaders within their own organizations. A few focus areas have included an individual leadership assessment, development, and a professional strategic plan, which will continue supporting their ascend into leadership roles.

  • Your law firm or legal department must be an MCCA member.
  • You must be an attorney with at least seven years of experience practicing the law.
  • 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. 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 2024 Program and will be provided additional information regarding logistics, meeting dates, agendas, etc.

The following three documents are required to be submitted as part of the application. MCCA encourages you 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, 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 the Program, acknowledges the time commitment required to attend the program sessions, and their support of 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, their support of your time-off and financial sponsorship to attend the Program, and acknowledgement that MCCA will not reimburse these costs (specifically, hotel and travel costs).


The application deadline is Wednesday January 31, 2024 at 11:59PM EST. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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