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.



The rise of antisemitism has been ongoing for years and recently has been on shocking display as high-profile public figures espouse hatred of and promote violence against Jewish people. Such blatant hostility cannot be allowed to become commonplace. We hereby unequivocally denounce antisemitism and intolerance of any diverse or minority group. We also pledge to do our part to be vocal about these issues and stand up against such deplorable threats to Jewish Americans. We strongly encourage all policymakers, community leaders, and others to join us in promoting equality and in condemning the violence and harmful rhetoric against Jewish people that simply has no place in our community. We are stronger when we stand together against hate.

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.

Thank You to Our Generous
2022 DEI Awards Gala Supporters





Buffet Underwriter

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
Crowell & Moring LLP
Everett Dorey LLP
Haynes and Boone LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
Irell & Manella LLP
Jones Day
Kading briggs llp
Knobbe Martens
Lantham & Watkins LLP
mcdermott will & emery llp
morgan lewis
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.
Rutan & Tucker LLP
Sheppard Mullin
Snell & Wilmer
Umberg Zipser LLP

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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