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.


OCCDL's 2022 Annual DEI Awards Gala

Join us on the evening of Thursday, September 29th for our second annual DEI Awards Gala. 

OCCDL is excited to honor our 2022 awardees, in recognition of their achievements in their legal work, and their work to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Orange County legal community:

Top 10 Young Diverse Lawyers of OC
Top 10 Champions of DEI in the Law of OC
Top 10 Legal Organizations for DEI of OC

We are honored to host Camille Vasquez, Esq. as our keynote speaker, who will share her thoughts as a top young diverse attorney in OC.

We hope to see you at the Gala on September 29!

ATTENTION: Registration for this event is now closed. We are longer accepting names on the waitlist.

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





Upcoming Events

We have closed all ticket sales for our 2022 DEI Awards. We are no longer accepting names on the waitlist.

2nd Annual OCCDL DEI Awards Gala

Estate on Second 207 W. Second Street Santa Ana, CA 92701
29 Sep - September 29, 2022

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