Diversity in the Profession Committee

Dedicated to facilitating full and equal participation in the legal profession by members of communities that historically have been underrepresented, including, but not limited to racial and ethnic minorities, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) people, the differently-abled and women. Focused on increasing the number of these attorneys and committed to promoting the advancement and retention of these attorneys in all areas of the legal profession. Serves as a forum for dialogue, supports collaboration on promoting diversity in the legal profession, and strongly encourages community service.

Los Angeles Law Firms/Legal Departments that have Proudly Adopted LACBA's
Pledge to Promote Diversity in the Legal Profession:


Crowell & Moring LLP

Dentons US LLP

Foley & Mansfield PLLP

Holland & Knight LLP

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Kabateck LLP

Kutak Rock LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP  

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Mayer Brown LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Murchison & Cumming LLP

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Sacks, Glazier, Franklin & Lodise 

Sidley Austin LLP

Tredway Lumsdaine & Doyle LLP


For more information on adopting LACBA's Diversity Pledge, please contact Brian Moskal.


Our Mission

The mission of the LACBA Diversity in the Profession Committee is to:

  • Increase the number of historically underrepresented people of color, LGBT people, people with disabilities and women at all stages of the pipeline (from college, to law schools, clerkships, firms, partnerships, and judgeships).
  • Provide networking opportunities for diverse law students, attorneys, and judges.
  • Serve the diverse legal community of Los Angeles County through education and outreach.
  • Provide resources to support law firms and legal departments in their own diversity and outreach efforts.
  • Support and promote policies that encourage greater diversity in law firms and legal departments.
  • Promote mentoring through all stages of the pipeline.
  • Facilitate and encourage the recruitment and retention of diverse attorneys in law firms and legal departments.
  • Encourage the promotion of diverse attorneys to positions of management, leadership, and ownership in law firms and legal departments.

Learn more about our High School Mentoring Program!