Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession: Both Personally and Professionally
This program is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of laws regarding bias and discrimination, and how they apply specifically within the legal profession, but overlap with a lawyer’s personal life. Participants will learn about the latest developments in state and federal laws governing bias and discrimination, and will be exposed to relevant practical examples of bias and discrimination under state and federal law. Through the program, participants will develop the ability to identify not just overt gender bias, but also subtle gender bias, stereotyping, and prejudices. The ethical rules that apply to exhibiting bias and discrimination in a work setting, as well as dealing with clients and potential clients will also be covered. The agenda will include strategies to eliminate and prevent bias within the workplace and a review of tips for creating an inclusive culture.
- Introduction: Welcome and overview of the seminar’s objectives and key topics to be covered.
- Developments in State and Federal Laws: A review of recent developments and updates in state and federal laws related to bias and discrimination and their implications for the legal profession.
- Practical Examples of Bias and Discrimination: Discussion of real-life scenarios and case studies that illustrate bias and discrimination within the legal profession.
- Identifying and Addressing Bias: Techniques for identifying and addressing overt and subtle bias, stereotyping, and prejudices in the workplace and beyond.
- Ethical Rules and Responsibilities: An overview of the ethical rules and responsibilities that apply to exhibiting bias and discrimination in the legal profession, including how to interact with clients and potential clients.
- Strategies for Eliminating and Preventing Bias: Discussion of strategies and best practices for eliminating and preventing bias within the workplace, including tips for creating an inclusive culture.
- Summary of key takeaways and next steps for attendees to continue learning and implementing the information covered in the seminar.