Committee for Diversity and Inclusion

This Committee shall promote inclusion in the legal profession to reflect San Diego County’s diversity, so all members of our legal community may have equal access to entry, advancement, and success in our profession. To learn more about the current projects of this committee, please contact the chair or or Alejandra Gonzalez at agonzalez@sdcba.org.

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Diversity Fellowship Program

The San Diego County Bar Association and Association of Corporate Counsel-San Diego Diversity Fellowship Program (Program) was created in response to the low number of diverse attorneys practicing law in San Diego County law firms and corporate legal departments. The Program provides an opportunity for diverse, first year law students to learn and develop skills necessary to be successful in law firm and corporate legal department environments and exposes law firms and corporate legal departments to qualified individuals who might not otherwise be considered. For more information on the Diversity Fellowship Program, click here.

Diversity Pledge

The SDCBA created a Diversity Pledge in 2007, to serve as a guideline for fostering diversity within the legal profession in San Diego. The Diversity Pledge was created to re-focus efforts within the legal profession on promoting diversity in the hiring, retention and advancement of attorneys within law firms an corporate legal departments and emphasizing diversity in leadership positions. Although the Diversity Pledge includes a detailed list of diversity goals and practices for organizations to consider, it is meant to serve as a guideline and is completely voluntary. For a list of those who have signed the Diversity Pledge Signatories please see the column on the right.

To read the SDCBA Diversity Pledge in its entirety, click here.
To become a Diversity Pledge Signatory, sign and return this form