Orange County, CA, February 9, 2022 - In honor of Black History Month, Tressler is proud to donate $1,000 to the Thurgood Marshall Bar Association.
The Thurgood Marshall Bar Association is a contemporary bar association committed to connecting, supporting, and increasing the Black legal community in Orange County, California. The organization strives to promote diversity, professional improvement and the advancement of justice through positive community involvement while promoting excellence in the practice of law for the Black legal community, allies and the legal community at large. In addition to giving out annual scholarships, the non-profit organization hosts programs and events to provide mentorship and connect students with experiences in the legal field.
"The Black Law Students Association at my law school emphasized the importance of connecting with the members of the Thurgood Marshall Bar Association and using the organization as a resource for mentors as well as applying for the scholarship opportunities," said Tressler attorney Cayla Whitley. "I personally knew multiple students who received scholarship funds that helped alleviate the financial burden of attending law school. The Thurgood Marshall Bar Association helps provide support for Black law students, and I am happy that Tressler LLP is contributing to their mission."
Black History Month Project Leader:
Cayla Whitley is a member of Tressler's national Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She is an associate in Tressler’s Labor & Employment Practice Group in our Orange County, California office. Cayla primarily handles employment and litigation matters and she provides management-side labor and employment litigation defense to a broad range of clients. While in law school, Cayla participated in Moot Court and interned at companies such as Forever 21, Lionsgate and Sundance Institute. She enjoys pro bono work that specifically helps children and participated in programs such as: Saturday Academy of Law, Educations Rights Project and ACLU Orange County: Juvenile Detention Chemical Restraints. In addition, Cayla was the Co-President of the Women’s Law Society, Co-President of the Entertainment Law Society and the Co-Fundraising Chair of the Public Interest Law Fund. Cayla Whitley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.