Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law

Who is OCCDL?

The Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law (OCCDL) is a collaborative effort of professionals from leading Orange County law firms and other community partners promoting the recruitment, retainment, equity among, and advancement of diverse attorneys in Orange County, CA.


Updated Statement from OCCDL on the Mass Shootings in California

The Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law extends our deepest condolences to everyone impacted by the horrific mass shootings in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay, where a joyous celebration of the Lunar New Year, and then a normal workday, turned into yet two more devastating events forever changing many. We grieve with the families of the victims of these senseless acts of gun violence, many of whom were loved and respected elders within their communities:

     Valentino Marcos Alvero, 68                 Hongying Jian, 62 
     Yu Lun Kao, 72                                            LiLan Li, 63
     Mymy Nhan, 65                                          Ming Wei Ma, 72
     Diana Man Ling Tom, 70                         Muoi Dai Ung, 67
     Chia Ling Yau, 76                                        Wen Tau Yu, 64
     Xiujuan Yu, 57                                              Zhi Shen Liu, 73
     Qi Zhong Cheng, 66                                  Marciano Martinez Jimenez, 50
Ye Tao Bing, 43                                            Ai Xiang Zhang, 74
     Jing Zhi Lu, 64                                             Jose Romero Perez, 38

OCCDL named 2022 Community Partner Honoree by OC Charitable Fund

August 2022  Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law has been selected as the 2022 Community Partner Honoree by the OCBA Charitable Fund as an organization positively impacting the legal community in Orange County. The OCBA Charitable Fund is hosting its Annual “Raise Your Glass” Awards Benefit and the honorees was recognized on August 25, 2022, at Newport Beach Country Club.

OCCDL would like to thank the OCBA Charitable Fund for this recognition and support of OCCDL’s mission to advance and foster diversity in the Orange County legal community.




What We Do

Our efforts start with sponsoring and supporting local Orange County law school students and high school students through our Pipeline Committee. We continue with the promotion of our practitioners by providing practical workshops, diversity-based education (CLEs), and our annual DEI Awards ceremony through our Professional Development Committee.
OCCDL is a Community Partner of Project Youth OC and a proud sponsor of Project SELF (Summer Employment in Law Firms) internship program.

Our Members

Alan Matkins
brown rudnick
Call & Jensen
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Everett Dorey LLP
Haynes and Boone LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
jackson lewis P.C.
Jones Day
Kading Briggs llp
Knobbe Martens
Latham & Watkins LLP
mcdermott, will & emery llp
o'melveny & myers llp
rutan & tucker llp
Sheppard Mullin
Umberg Zipser LLP

Affiliate Members

Orange County Lavender Bar Association (OCLBA)

Community Partners

Chapman University's Fowler School of Law

Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
Project Youth OCBF
UCLA School of Law
USC Gould School of Law
Western State College of Law
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