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April 2018

Unconscious Bias CLE Workshop

April 19, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Finn Dixon & Herling LLP, 6 Landmark Square
Stamford, CT 06901
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This 90 minute CLE workshop facilitated by attorney and diversity consultant Paula T. Edgar, Esq. will provide attendees with an overview of unconscious bias, resources, and best practices within the profession for attorneys and other professionals within the law firm environment to recognize and address organizational and individual unconscious biases.

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January 2020

NEBLSA Social Media Ethics and Etiquette for Law Students and Lawyers CLE

January 24, 2020

Presenters will discuss issues related to the use of various social media outlets by law students and practicing attorneys. In addition to a discussion on the ethical implications that may be prompted by use of social media use by the legal profession, our experts will also provide general etiquette on the use of social media so as to maintain the professional candor required within the legal profession. *Alumni will receive CLE credits for attendance* Presenters Taa Gray - Vice President…

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September 2020

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

September 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual

CLE 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…

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October 2020

#BlackLawyersMatter: Addressing Implicit Bias To Advance Inclusion For Black Attorneys In The Legal Profession

October 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual

The need to focus on Black attorneys and their experiences has been amplified in 2020. The experiences of the joint pandemics of COVID-19, as well as repeated instances of racial injustice, which were catalyzed by the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, have made law firms and other legal organizations say “Black Lives Matter”.   This panel will address the experiences of black attorneys in various legal environments, including private practice and the public sector, and discuss strategies…

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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
Virtual

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

NYC Bar Panel: Diversity In Employment Programs: Practical & Legal Issues with DEI Programs

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual

This year’s Employment Law Institute will examine recent trends, developments, and cutting-edge issues in employment law. Topics to be discussed include implications of reasonable and religious accommodations during the COVID-19 pandemic, newly enacted/amended New York State and New York City Law, NLRB/Section 7 rights, and the bounds of “appropriate” workplace behavior, including political speech and #BLM. You will learn tips on how to navigate remote proceedings, including depositions, mediations, and trials, as part of this “new normal.” The Institute will…

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

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual

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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