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 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. Read More

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
Fisher phillips, llp
Haynes and Boone LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
jackson lewis P.C.
Jones Day
Kading Briggs llp
Kahana Feld
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
mcdermott, will & emery llp
o'melveny & myers llp
rutan & tucker llp
Snell & Wilmer
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Umberg/Zipser LLP

Affiliate Members

Orange County Lavender Bar Association (OCLBA)

Community Partners

Chapman University, Fowler School of Law
Pepperdine Caruso School of Law
Project Youth OCBF
UCI School of Law
UCLA School of Law
USC Gould School of Law
Western State College of Law