Our Commitment To Diversity

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our success as a law firm.  We strive to develop initiatives at Payne & Fears to specifically address diversity and inclusion goals, while also continually inculcating inclusion principles into the fabric of the firm.  We recognize that the practice of law and the quality of firm life are enlivened and strengthened by people from different backgrounds. Our Diversity & Inclusion Team, together with the entire firm leadership, implements programs to reinforce our culture of welcoming, including, supporting and promoting diverse attorneys.  We have implemented the following initiatives:

  • Recruitment and retention strategies to increase diversity at all levels of the firm
  • Networking and education events for diverse lawyers
  • Collaborative efforts with community groups and bar associations

Our efforts at maintaining our well-earned reputation as a law firm that practices what is preaches includes active support of the National Association of Women Lawyers, California Minority Counsel Program, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Orange County Women Lawyers Association, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.

To learn more about Payne & Fears LLP’s commitment to diversity, please contact Leila S. Narvid, Chair of the Firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee.