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CLE: Diversity and Inclusion—Increasing Diversity within the Legal Profession

Join us online from 11 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, Dec. 4 to gain a better understanding of the range and scope of bias in the legal profession, how it affects hiring, evaluation, and selection of leaders, as well as the actions needed to integrate diversity and inclusion in the law office and in the larger community.

Topics include: nationwide law firm studies and surveys; how bias is both explicit and implicit; how unequal gender distribution in certain roles creates implicit associations; how evaluation of a work product can be negatively influenced by the worker’s race and/or gender; the connection between implicit bias and subtle negative messaging; the importance of being open to the existence and influence of cognitive biases; and how to use training, reverse mentoring, accountability, and other activities to integrate diversity and inclusion in both the law office and the community.

This program qualifies for 1.0 hour MCLE credit, including 1.0 hour Professionalism, Civility, or Legal Ethics MCLE credit (subject to approval).

Learn more and register.



Posted on November 11, 2019 by Rhys Saunders
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