Dear OC Legal Community,

The Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law ("OCCDL") is now accepting nominations for its 2021 award programs: the "Top 40 Young Diverse Lawyers of OC" and "Top 10 Legal Organizations for Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion in OC"!

OCCDL's award programs are designed to provide recognition to young diverse attorneys and legal organizations who provide excellent legal services and work to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the OC community. Only attorneys in their first 10 years of practice who identify as part of a minority group within the OC legal community will be considered for the "Top 40 Young Diverse Lawyers of OC" awards. We will reach out to nominees individually to inquire about their identification prior to announcing our list of awardees. Any legal organization may be considered for the “Top 10 Legal Organizations for DEI in OC” awards.

Please submit your nominations HERE by April 30, 2021. We recommend nominations describe both the nominee's legal achievements as well as their community involvement efforts, though comments are optional. Awardees will be announced in Summer 2021, and they will receive a physical award as well as recognition on LinkedIn, other social media platforms, and the OCCDL website.

Nominations will be reviewed, and awardees selected, by the OCCDL Board of Directors and OCCDL Professional Development Committee. Please note we only will review nominations submitted by attorneys. Self-nominations are welcome.

Thank you,

The OCCDL Board of Directors and OCCDL Professional Development Committee