Continuing OCCDL Diversity Stories!

Several member firms and organizations within OCCDL put together short and valuable videos containing a few of their perspectives, experiences, plans, and ideas related to diversity, both in the legal community as a whole, and in Orange County specifically. This content highlights our member organizations, and can serve as a tool for other legal organizations to shape their own diversity ideals and initiatives!

Please enjoy our seventh OCCDL Diversity Story, courtesy of member firm Haynes and Boone LLP, featuring OC Partner and Attorney D&I Committee Co-Chair Tom Chen, Director of D&I, Jennifer Reddien, and OC Associate Andrea Levenson. At Haynes and Boone, diversity is not just programs and statistics, it is an important and integral part of its culture. In order to be responsive to clients’ needs, Haynes and Boone believes that its lawyers must reflect the diversity of its clients’ businesses as well as the communities in which they live and serve. Haynes and Boone’s diversity and inclusion efforts encompass a strategic action plan, a set of guiding values related to diversity, and a commitment to a broad spectrum of community outreach. Furthermore, many Haynes and Boone lawyers play an active role in numerous leading legal diversity organizations outside of the firm (such as OCCDL!). Haynes and Boone has achieved numerous awards for D&I, including achieving Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule 3.0 certification. View the video.
All times are Pacific time unless otherwise noted
November 24 | 11:00 am
Implicit Bias and a Changing World * Approved for CLE credit *
Brought to you by UCI Law and TorkLaw. How to combat old stereotypes in a new paradigm. Register and see more information HERE.

November 25 | 6:30 pm
BWL's Annual Thanksgiving Eve Cocktail Sip
Life is a Maskerade - A Virtual Mansion Party
Rooms for Comedy, to Network & Connect, and multiple DJ rooms for your enjoyment. This fabulous evening includes virtual raffle/prizes and other surprises! View ticket and sponsorship options HERE.

December 1 | 12:00 noon
Rock Your LinkedIn Profile: Using LinkedIn to Propel Your Career, Find Your Next Job, and Expand your Connections
Brought to you by John M. Langston Bar Association. RSVP HERE.

December 1 | 6:00 pm
Lifetime Achievement Award
Supreme Court Night Honoring Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. Sponsored by numerous bar associations. More information and register HERE.

December 2 | 12:00 noon (EST)
HNBA Insiders Series: Impact of the U.S. Elections in the Latino Community
More information and register HERE.

December 3 | 6:30 pm (EST)
APABA-DC’s Inaugural “Women Leaders” Event
Fireside Chat with Trailblazer Kalpana Srinivasan, co-Managing Partner of Susman Godfrey and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Go HERE for more information & to register.

December 3 | 6:00 pm
The 2020 APA Holiday Toy Drive Reception
APA is hosting a Virtual Toy Drive Reception. Go HERE for more information & find out how you can help them reach their fundraising goal.

December 8 | 4:00 pm
OCBA Racial Juctice Task Force Virtual Town Hall
Allyship In Action: How to Be an Effective Ally. Register at ocbar.org

December 8 | 5:00 pm
OCWLA Virtual Holiday Party and Installation of 2021 Board of Directors

December 9 | 6:00 pm
KABA Annual Holiday Party
KABA is hosting its annual holiday party virtually this year! Enjoy a fun night of networking and games. There will be raffling off several gift cards and gifts. Register HERE.

December 9 | 7:00 pm
Wine Down Wednesdays
As long as we have wine, the Holidays will be fine. Hosted by TMBA the second Wednesday of each month. Go HERE for more information.

December 10 | 6:00 pm
OCKABA Virtual Holiday Party
Holiday Networking: Free for members and non-members. Optional Wine or grape juice tasting starts @ 5pm - there is a cost to participate in this option. Go HERE for more information and to register.

December 10 | 6:00 pm
Join OCAABA for a beer tasting session from the comfort of your own home!
Go HERE for more information and purchase tickets.

December 11 | 5:00 pm
Meeting of Members and Toy Drive! Go HERE for more information.
OCLBA offers the M. Katherine Baird Darmer Equality Scholarship
Go HERE for more information.

Office of the Federal Public Defender in the Central District of California
The Office of the Federal Public Defender in the Central District of California is currently offering Post-Bar Fellowships. Go HERE for detailed information and to apply.
PLC Domestic Violence Assistance Project
Assist self-represented litigants who are seeking domestic violence restraining orders over the phone or Zoom during Covid 19 social distancing and closures. Go HERE to sign up (password DVAP); training and CLE available.

Laura's House
Laura’s House, a domestic violence shelter, also accepts a variety of items for their clients, families, and their upscale resale store. Get more information about Laura's House HERE.

Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association is partnering with Duidough Cafe & Cookie Lab to feed residents at Los Angeles LGBT Center's Triangle Square, the nations largest affordable housing development for LGBTQ seniors. Just $9 provides a meal! Go to SCCLA.org for details and to donate.

Working Wardrobes
For anyone doing some belated spring cleaning, Working Wardrobes is still rebuilding after their fire in the spring. Information about clothing and accessories needed for their clients is available HERE.
Please reference OCCDL when you apply
This diversity event and job posting roundup is being provided as a service by OCCDL for the legal community to share events and notifications on a roughly biweekly basis.

If you have an event or an item you would like to be included, please email info@occdl.org.