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State Bar Applauds California Lawyers Association for Advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Legal Profession and Honors Organization with a DEI Leadership Seal

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 5, 2023): The California Lawyers Association (CLA) has been recognized as a DEI Leadership Seal Bronze tier recipient as part of the new California State Bar’s Leadership Seal program. In its inaugural year, the mission of the program is to encourage and incentivize legal employers to take action to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in their organizations in an effort to create a more diverse, accessible, and inclusive legal workplace.

The State Bar’s new DEI Leadership Seal program honors those organizations that commit to and implement research-driven actions that further workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion. Furthermore, the program monitors and tracks progress as organizations work toward achieving Gold seal status based on clearly defined action items. 

“California is a beautiful state with many opportunities,” said Jeremy M. Evans, President, CLA. “The California Lawyers Association will continue to do its part to lead in welcoming and encouraging a state and profession that is rich in culture and differences. This award and recognition is a reflection of that work.”

Headquartered in Sacramento, CLA is very proud of its intentional focus on advancing diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the voluntary organization that represents 80,000 lawyers throughout the state.

“We recognize advancing diversity, equity and inclusion is long-term work, and involves a thoughtful, and multi-faceted approach that includes resource development and outreach to support the pathway, mentoring, stakeholder convening, and advocacy on an ongoing basis,” said Oyango A. Snell, Chief Executive Officer, and Executive Director, CLA. “We’re committed to doing the work that will strengthen the profession and ultimately benefit those who work in the legal field and everyone who accesses legal guidance in California.”

More information about the California State Bar’s new DEI Leadership program is available here.  More details about CLAs commitment to advancing DEI among their membership is available here.

About California Lawyers Association

Established in 2018 and headquartered in Sacramento, California Lawyers Association is the statewide voluntary bar association for all California attorneys. CLA’s mission is to promote excellence, diversity, and inclusion in the legal profession and fairness in the administration of justice and the rule of law. Visit us at to learn more about CLA or follow us on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter.

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