CLE: 2016 Joint Meeting/Midyear Meeting

ISBA/IJA Joint Meeting 2016

ISBA Midyear Meeting
(Joint meeting with the Illinois Judges Association)
December 8-10, 2016
Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 East North Water Street, Chicago, Illinois

Friday

IJA/ISBA Joint Program
Protecting the Participants: Providing a Secure Justice System for Judges, Lawyers and Litigants

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Violence against judges, lawyers, and litigants are not uncommon…but there are ways to help protect against court-related violence. Join us for this in-depth look at a number of key things that can help secure the safety and privacy of those working in our Illinois courts.

1.25 hours MCLE | PMCLE*

Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Judges' Association
Complimentary to registered attendees

IJA/ISBA Joint Program
Invisible Bias Creating Racial Disparities

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Learn how subtle (and often unintended) slights against marginalized groups
can be more harmful than blatant racial discrimination.
Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Frank H. Wu, Distinguished Professor at UC Hastings, as he provokes the audience to consider the cause-and-effects of implicit bias and micro aggression. The latest social science research suggests that in addition to explicit forms of racial discrimination, there are subtle yet significant forms of bias. "Stereotype threat" also burdens racial minorities with representing a race, influencings their performance with the internalized consequences of negative images. Using stories, data, and humor, Professor Wu challenges the Bench and the Bar to reflect on how to live up to our shared ideals of a diverse democracy.

Professor Frank H. Wu, University of California Hasting College of Law, San Francisco, CA

1.25 hours MCLE | PMCLE*

Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Judges' Association
Complimentary to registered attendees

CLE Program
History on Trial: The Alton School Cases

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Cosponsor: Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission

Join us for a look at the Bibb family's persistent legal efforts against racial segregation in Alton, IL, followed by a panel discussion regarding how the case might have unfolded under current laws and rules. The program includes a video replay of the DePaul University Theater School production chronicling the events surrounding the case.

1.5 MCLE | PMCLE*

This program may be registered for as part of the Spotlight on the Legal Profession: Inclusion and Professionalism Package or as an individual CLE program. To register as individual CLE program, please visit the CLE program page.

CLE Program
Lessons in Professional Responsibility: From Abraham Lincoln's Law Practice

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Let the words of Abraham Lincoln inspire you to practice with professionalism.

1.5 MCLE | PMCLE*

This program may be registered for as part of the Spotlight on the Legal Profession: Inclusion and Professionalism Package or as an individual CLE program. To register as individual CLE program, please visit the CLE program page.

 


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