NYC Bar: Dressing Authentically: Expressing Your Personal Style Within the Boundaries of the Law

Please Note: All attendees will receive an email confirmation including a zoom invite two hours prior to the program with details of how to access the webinar.

Description: A year ago, the NYC Human Rights Commission released guidelines called the New York City Human Rights Law which seeks to protect the rights of New Yorkers to maintain natural hair or hairstyles closely related with racial, ethnic or cultural identities. This law made New York the second state to ban this type of discrimination after California. A panel of experts will explore the recent legislation addressing acceptable dress in the work place. Additionally, the panel will expound upon how you can express your personal style while protecting yourself from discrimination, as well as giving you tangible ways to be authentic and professional through your style choices.

Chaumtoli Huq, CUNY Law School Professor
Nanyarid Gonzalez, New York City Commission on Human Rights
Jessica Moldovan
, NYU School of Law’s Center of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
Paula T. Edgar, Partner, Inclusion Strategy Solutions LLC

Bomopregha Julius, The Northern Law Group, P.C.

Sponsoring Committee:
Minorities in the Profession, Johan Erik Tatoy and Jonathan Waldauer, Co-Chairs

Cosponsoring Committee:

Labor and Employment Law, Katherine A. Greenberg, Chair
Civil Rights, Zoey Chenitz, Chair

AABANY Panel: Allyship and Black Lives Matter: Racism, Bias, and Xenophobia in our Communities

AABANY proudly presents the 2020 AABANY Fall Conference, “Stronger Together: Unity in Diversity,” which is taking place on Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26, 2020 through a virtual platform. We will be presenting CLE programs on cutting edge topics, and we hope you can join us.


Preliminary Schedule 

Friday, Sept. 25: Day 1

General Counsel Panel, 4:30 to 6:00
Trailblazer Award and Virtual Reception, 6:15 to 7:45 pm

Saturday, Sept. 26: Day 2
Morning Session A: 9:00 to 10:30
Morning Session B: 10:45 to 12:15
Plenary Lunch Session: 12:30 to 2:00 pm

Virtual Reception & Trailblazer Award Presentation

At the conclusion of the Friday sessions, all participants are invited to a Virtual Reception to connect or reconnect with peers, friends, and colleagues from AABANY. At the Virtual Reception, AABANY plans to present its Trailblazer Award to a prominent member of AABANY’s community who exemplifies the qualities of a role model and trailblazer in the legal profession in New York.

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ALI – CLE: Understanding and Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Legal Profession


Total 60-minute hours: 1.5 elimination of bias, ethics or general credit hours; Total 50-minute hours of instruction: 1.8 elimination of bias, ethics or general credit hours, *depending on state requirements in MCLE jurisdictions that accredit live webcasts.

(See CLE/CPE Credit below for state CLE and/or CPE credit details.)


Why You Should Attend

If you have a brain, you have implicit (unconscious) bias. 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. Implicit bias may limit your ability as a lawyer. If you draw conclusions based on implicit bias, you may be less effective in engaging with your colleagues, advocating for a client, getting a client, assessing a case, or arguing before a judge.


What You Will Learn

This enlightening webcast explains how implicit bias works, how it impacts your legal practice, and effective ways to minimize bias influences on your daily practice. In this program, we will discuss:

Overview of the state of diversity in the legal profession

The neurological basis for implicit bias

What factors may make it more likely that implicit bias will occur (such as stress)

What factors may make it less likely that implicit bias will occur (such as deliberate rather than reflective decision making)

How colleagues can raise concerns about implicit bias without specifically suggesting it

What can each of us do to minimize the risk and unintended impacts of implicit bias: What systems and strategies are effective

The faculty will answer questions submitted during the program. In addition, all registrants will receive a set of downloadable course materials.


Need Elimination of Bias or ethics credit?  This seminar qualifies for 1.5 to 1.8 Elimination of Bias, ethics, or general credit hours, depending on state requirements in MCLE jurisdictions that accredit live webcasts.


Who Should Attend

All attorneys, support staff, and related professionals will benefit from listening to this webcast on implicit bias and its practice impacts.


Register two or more and SAVE! Register as a group for this program and save up to 50%. Click on “Group Rates” for more information. (Offer valid on new registrations in the same delivery format; discounts may not be combined.)