At CAL, we acknowledge the unique challenges and experiences that accompany being a person of color in the world, in the legal profession, and in the public defender community. To that end, our Color Collective, the brainchild of a group of staff attorneys and client advocates, was created to provide a supportive and nurturing space for its members. Through social events, networking, and programming, the Color Collective fosters community consciousness, solidarity, and enrichment. The group has grown exponentially since its inception in 2017, and strives to ensure that all members of the CAL community feel valued, supported, and empowered.