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January 2021

NY State Bar: Corporate Responses to Racial and Social Injustices in 2020 and Beyond

January 22 @ 3:20 pm - 4:10 pm

Historically, most corporations chose not to insert themselves into racial or social justice matters. This historical trend, however, has all but disappeared in 2020, as highlighted by the widespread racial demonstrations following the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many others. In response to the killings, corporations not only donated millions of dollars to social justice organizations and causes, but many openly used their platforms to join national conversations about racial inequality and social justice and made firm commitments…

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March 2021

ALI – CLE: Bias in the Legal Profession: Exploring How Biases Affect Mentoring, Sponsorship, and Evaluation

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Why You Should Attend Implicit (unconscious) bias is always present and with us, operating in the background of our brains much as a computer operating system does. Implicit bias is not always bad. Without it, it would be hard for anyone to make all the decisions that need to be made to get through a day. The problem is when implicit bias informs—or should we say misinforms--the judgments we make about others. In these unfortunate instances, bias operates for the…

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