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Active Listening and Equitable Lawyering

Active Listening and Equitable Lawyering: Training in Implicit Bias and Methods to Halt Commonly Encountered Biases
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Program Fee:

$49 for Members | $99 for Nonmembers
Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, and attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

CLE Credit:
New York: 2.5 Total: 2.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias, 0.5 Ethics
New Jersey: 2.5 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
California: 2.5 Total: 2.0 Elimination of Bias, 0.5 Professional Responsibility
Pennsylvania: 2.0 Total: 1.5 General, 0.5 Professional Responsibility
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

Newly admitted New York attorneys (attorneys admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) cannot earn CLE credit in the category of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias.

The goal of the course will be to provide attorneys with a set of skills to detect and overcome implicit bias when interviewing witnesses. By addressing both implicit bias and the practice of working with clients from diverse communities and neighborhoods, the training will provide a nuanced take on listening, empathy, and fairness. Using real life examples from criminal defense work and public interest work, this training gives a foundational lexicon hence set of actions to practice being anti-racist. This course focuses on the role of narrative, or storytelling, in translating a client’s allegations and back story into a legal complaint without erasing the authenticity of the individual regardless of race, sex gender, and ethnicity.

Who Should Attend: Both new and practicing attorneys in the area of civil rights, criminal defense, prosecution, and any other public-facing legal practice.

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Program Co-Instructors:
Jonathan Andrew Perez,
Criminal Defense Attorney, Sheeley LLP, Founder of Justice Equity Design
Anton Robinson,
The Innocence Project, Attorney, Professor UVM Restorative Justice Clinic

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Criminal Courts, Terri Rosenblatt, Chair

Online Event

Wednesday, 30 June 2021


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