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Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias

Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias:
Practice Pointers for Pro Bono Advocacy
Thursday, March 9, 2023 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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This CLE will present a conceptual framework, concrete skills toolkit and interactive exercise intended to enhance attorney competence in pro bono advocacy, with particular attention to diversity and inclusion and the disruption of implicit biases when working with economically disadvantaged clients.

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CLE Credit:
New York:  1.5 Total: 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias, 0.5 Ethics
New Jersey: 1.5 Total: 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias, 0.5 Professional Responsibility
California: 1.5 Total: 1.0 Elimination of Bias, 0.5 Professional Responsibility
Pennsylvania: 1.0 Professional Responsibility 
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

Program Fee:
Free for Members | $50 for Nonmembers

This program is free to Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in 2021-2023), In-House Counsel, Judges, or Attorneys  in  Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors.

For New York Attorneys: Newly admitted attorneys (those admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) may participate in Skills CLE courses in  live, nontraditional formats, where questions are allowed during the program (through June 30, 2023 per recent guidance of the CLE Board – for more information, click here).  

Program Co-Instructors:
Cassandra Celestin
, Director of Pro Bono Initiatives, City Bar Justice Center
Ramona Morel, Director, Consumer Bankruptcy Project, City Bar Justice Center

Sponsoring Association Organizations:

City Bar Justice Center, Kurt M. Denk, Executive Director
Office for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, Tanya Martinez-Gallinucci, Executive Director

Co-Sponsoring Association Committee:
Pro Bono & Legal Services, Jessica M. Klein & Nicole Fidler, Chair

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