Diversity

We believe that creative and innovative solutions are the result of collaboration from those with divergent perspectives and life experiences. Which is why, at Caldwell Leslie, the majority looks much different than at most law firms.

65%

of Caldwell Leslie & Proctor's lawyers are women, minorities, and/or identify as LGBTQ

75%

of the lawyers who serve on Caldwell Leslie & Proctor's management committee are women and/or identify as openly LGBTQ

18%

of Caldwell Leslie & Proctor's lawyers identify as openly LGBTQ

Founded by LGBTQ attorneys and allies, our commitment to creating a diverse workplace has been a core tenet of the firm’s mission since it opened its doors in 1988. From the beginning, Caldwell Leslie has been a leader in promoting diversity and inclusion, as evidenced by our support of numerous diversity-related initiatives:

  • Retention and Promotion of Women Call to Action: Caldwell Leslie is a signatory to the “Call to Action” developed by a joint task force of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Women Lawyer’s Association of Los Angeles for the retention of women in the legal profession, demonstrating our commitment to staying at the forefront of issues that may impact women disproportionately, but that we believe are concerns for many lawyers regardless of gender.
  • Diversity Fellowship: Caldwell Leslie also recognizes the continuing need to push for more diversity in the legal community. As a litigation firm comprised almost entirely of former federal court clerks, we recognize the particular importance of federal law clerk diversity. As part of our ongoing effort to advance, recruit, and retain attorneys of diverse backgrounds, we launched a Diversity Fellowship in the summer of 2014 to provide students of diverse backgrounds with an opportunity to observe and learn about the practice of law at Caldwell Leslie while helping them prepare for judicial clerkships.
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