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Recognize and Combat Implicit Bias in Your Daily Legal Practice

Most of us believe that we are fair-minded individuals, open and non-judgmental about social categories and values. Overwhelming scientific evidence reveals, however, that daily decisions in our personal and professional lives are impacted by unconscious bias, which often involves issues of race, gender, religion, income, sexual identity, home status and numerous other societal groups. This legal ethics briefing addresses the social science around implicit bias, providing examples of how it affects our lives, the circumstances under which bias is most likely to surface and strategies to combat such tendencies, both personally and professionally. Uphold the highest ideals of the legal profession - register today!

  • Learn how to recognize key types of implicit bias in yourself and others.
  • Prevent and combat stereotypes and discrimination in your legal practice.
  • Find out how to apply the implicit association test.

Session Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern
Presenter: Barry E. Lewin

  1. Implicit Bias: What is it?
    1. Confirmation Bias
    2. Ingroup Bias
    3. Halo Effect
    4. Status Quo Bias
    5. Continued Influence
  2. Stereotypes
  3. Discrimination
  4. Implicit Association Test
  5. Risk Factors That Increase the Likelihood of Implicit Bias
  6. Reducing the Influence of Implicit Bias
    1. Personally
    2. In the Office Environment

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