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What Did You Mean By That?: Navigating the Shifting Landscape of Inclusive Language in Legal Environments

What Did You Mean By That?: Navigating the Shifting Landscape of Inclusive Language in Legal Environments

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:45 am

Free for New York City Bar Members & Attorneys from Sponsoring Law Firms* | Non-Members: $75

Attorneys from sponsoring law firms: To ensure your free registration, please register using your law firm email address.

In an era where language is under scrutiny and inclusivity is paramount, legal professionals face increased pressure to communicate without biases or unintentionally causing offense. Through engaging case studies and using interactive tools, this workshop will provide attendees with strategies they can use to avoid potential language landmines in the legal profession by:

• Reviewing historical terms and phrases that may now be perceived as biased, to help recognize and eliminate structural and institutional biases in the legal system
• Exploring the origins and implications of potentially biased language
• Recognizing potential language pitfalls in contemporary legal environments in order to enhance sensitivity to cultural and other differences when interacting with attorneys, judges, jurors, litigants and court personnel
• Learning strategies to adopt more inclusive verbiage and how to navigate mistakes when communicating with and on behalf of clients, as well as with colleagues

Speaker: Paula T. Edgar, CEO, PGE Consulting Group LLC


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**Thank you to our Sponsoring Law Firms:
Allen & Overy LLP · Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP · Ashurst LLP · Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP ·Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP · Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP · Debevoise & Plimpton LLP · Dechert LLP · Dorsey & Whitney LLP · Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP · Jackson Lewis P.C.· Jenner & Block LLP · Katten Muchin & Rosenman, LLP · Kelley Drye & Warren LLP · King & Spalding LLP · Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP · Labaton Keller Sucharow LLP · New York City Law Department · Norton Rose Fulbright LLP · Proskauer Rose LLP · Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP · Shearman & Sterling LLP · Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP · Sullivan & Cromwell LLP · Thompson Coburn LLP · Venable LLP · Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz · White & Case LLP

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April 16
9:00 am - 10:45 am
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