Diverse groups based on disability, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression have historically been under-represented in the plaintiffs’ bar and state bar in general. The Consumer Attorneys of California Diversity Committee aims to overcome that disparity by fostering acceptance and promoting inclusion of a richly diverse collection of people heretofore underrepresented among the membership and leadership of CAOC. We attempt to welcome, encourage and promote the acceptance of diverse peoples as well as push to educate and foster knowledge, sensitivity and tolerance of diversity issues, both among the broader CAOC membership and the legal community at large. We also seek to identify and implement strategies that will result in significant and measureable progress toward increasing and acknowledging diversity among the plaintiff’s bar in general and CAOC in particular.
The Diversity Committee has released their strategic plan (pdf) for 2016.