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Recognizing the Inherent Bias Within the Legal Profession

Recognizing the Inherent Bias Within the Legal Profession and Identifying Your Relationship with It
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Format: Webinar

An interactive CLE program about the systems, attitudes, stereotypes and actions that uphold white supremacy and prevent true inclusion - from the client to the law student to the courtroom and beyond. Engage in real time discussions about white supremacy with a panel of attorneys and Regina Jackson & Saira Rao, authors of New York Times Bestseller “White Women: Everything You Already Know About Racism and How to Do Better” and subjects of the documentary “Deconstructing Karen.” 

During this live webcast, moderators and the panel will dive into:

  • It’s All About the Money: How generational wealth impacts the work you do.
  • The Violence of your Silence: How your silence undermines the integrity of the law.
  • Your MACROaggressions: How microaggressions impact your Black, Indigenous and non-Black colleagues of color.
  • The Pro-Bono Savior: The saviorism in pro-bono work and how to transform the client experience.
  • The Call to Action: Building accountability through compensation, advancement, and real-world consequences. 

Faculty & Moderator

Regina Jackson & Saira Rao, Co-Founders of Race2Dinner, Co-Authors of “White Women: Everything You Already Know About Racism and How to Do Better,” and Subjects of the Documentary “Deconstructing Karen”

Robert ("Bobby") Moore, Baker & McKenzie Principal, Tax and current Chair of the firm's North America Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Committee

Jacqueline Horani, Moderator, NY Transactional Attorney & Advocate, Founder of Legally Unconventional, an Intersectional Feminist law firm think tank & global consulting practice dedicated to rooting out oppression & exploitation

Purchase of the book "White Women: Everything You Already Know About Your Own Racism And How To Do Betteris not required for this CLE program, however we encourage attendees to read or listen to the book in advance. It is also available at libraries online and in-person, including the New York Public Library.

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

Program Fee:

Free for Members | $50 for Nonmembers

This program is free to all Members including 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.

Nonmembers see below for further registration details. 

Sponsoring Association Committees:
African Affairs | Melissa Marie Verpile, Chair
Animal Law | Robyn S. Hederman & Rebecca Seltzer, Co-Chairs
Antitrust & Trade Regulation | Yee Wah Chin, Chair
Arbitration | Lea Haber Kuck, Chair
Art Law | Amelia K. Brankov, Chair
Asian Affairs | Dih-Lin Wong, Chair
Banking Law | N. Adele Hogan, Chair
Career Advancement & Management | Robye Margolius, Chair
Children & the Law | Christina Rich & Amy R. Hozer-Weber, Co-Chairs
City Bar Chorus | David A. Goldsheft, Chair
Civil Court | Charles Giudice & Tedmund Wan, Co-Chairs
Civil Rights | Evan Henley & Molly Thomas-Jensen, Co-Chairs
Commercial Law & Uniform State Laws | Curtis Campbell Mechling, Chair
Compliance | Rory M. Cohen, Chair
Condemnation & Tax Certiorari | Glenn Borin, Chair
Consumer Affairs | Jolevette Mitchell, Chair
Copyright & Literary Property | Lindsay R. Edelstein, Chair
Corporation Law | Trey Muldrow, Chair
Council on Intellectual Property | Nicole Haff, Chair
Council on International Affairs | Mark A. Meyer, Chair
Council on Judicial Administration | Fran R. Hoffinger, Chair
Council on the Profession | Melissa Colon-Bosolet & Mary Lu Bilek, Co-Chairs
Criminal Courts | Carola Beeney & Anna G. Cominsky, Co-Chairs
Criminal Justice Operations | Benjamin Wiener, Chair
Disability Law | Rebecca Juliet Rodgers, Chair
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Brittani R. McDonald & David Sarnoff, Co-Chairs
Diversity Pipeline Initiatives | Kendelle Ruth Argrette & Matthew Steinberg, Co-Chairs
Domestic Violence | Michael D. Scherz, Chair
Drugs and the Law | Alana Hans-Cohen, Chair
Education & the Law | Rebecca Berkebile & Jonathan D. Glater, Co-Chairs
Encourage Judicial Service | Hon. Devin P. Cohen, Chair
Energy | Justin Gundlach & Elizabeth Stein, Co-Chairs
Environmental Law | Jullee Kim & John Rousakis, Co-Chairs
Estate & Gift Taxation | Kevin Matz, Chair
Family Court & Family Law | Michael A. Weinstein & Tuozhi Zhen, Co-Chairs
The Federal Courts Committee, Richard Hong, Chair
Futures & Derivatives Regulation | Ian Cuillerier, Chair
Government Ethics & State Affairs | Mohammed Akber Alam & Gabriel A. Panek, Co-Chairs
Health Law | Debra L. Cohn, Chair
Hospitality Law | Larry A. Welch, Chair
Housing Court | Jennifer E. Hudson & Ronald S. Languedoc, Co-Chairs
Immigration & Nationality Law | Dorian E. Rojas & Ludivine Van Der Heyden, Co-Chairs
In-House Counsel | Michael S. Solender, Chair
Insurance Law | Sapna Maloor, Chair
Inter-American Affairs | Jessenia Vazcones, Chair
International Commercial Disputes | Stephanie L. Cohen, Chair
International Human Rights | Ramya Kudekallu, Chair
Juvenile Justice | Kirlyn Joseph & Cecilia R. Williams, Co-Chairs
Labor & Employment Law | Tracey Salmon-Smith, Chair
Law Student Perspectives | Jesse L. Kearney Jr., Chair
Lawyer Assistance Program | Priscilla Lundin, Chair 
Legal History | Alan W. Borst, Jr., Chair
Legal Referral Service | Joseph Tremiti, Chair
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights | Jared M. Trujillo, Chair
Litigation | Seth D. Allen, Chair
Middle Eastern and North African Affairs | Robert Eli Michael & Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong, Co-Chairs
Military and Veterans Affairs | Daniel M. Lewis, Chair
Mindfulness & Well-Being in Law | Lisa Podemski, Chair
Minorities in the Courts | Hon. Inga O'Neale, Chair
Minorities in the Profession | Jade Gary & TaLona H. Holbert, Co-Chairs
National Moot Court Competition | Alina Artunian & Heidi Goldsmith, Co-Chairs
New Lawyer Institute | Brian Daniel Farkas, Chair
Non-Profit Organizations | Tracy L. Boak & Katherine Hughes, Co-Chairs
Personal Income Taxation | Stephen Josey & Shira Peleg, Co-Chairs
Pro Bono & Legal Services | Jessica M. Klein & Hamra Ahmad, Co-Chairs
Professional Discipline | Kathryn Donnelly, Chair
Professional Responsibility | Rosanne E. Felicello, Chair
Puerto Rico Task Force | Wanda Sanchez Day & Carlos Morales, Co-Chairs
Recruitment & Retention of Lawyers | Jon M. English & Xiong Ni, Co-Chairs
Securities Litigation | Lauren Amy Ormsbee & Audra J. Soloway, Co-Chairs
Senior Lawyers | Diane Fener & Gertrude Pfaffenbach, Co-Chairs 
Sex & Law | Natalie R. Birnbaum & Susan E. Cersovsky, Co-Chairs
Small Law Firm | Adam N. Weissman, Chair 
Social Welfare Law | Lindsay Funk & Sandra Gresl, Co-Chairs
Sports Law | Joshua Fox & Bonnie L. Jarrett, Co-Chairs
State & Local Taxation | Michael J. Hilkin, Chair
State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction | Amy D. Carlin, Chair
Task Force on Civil Right to Counsel | Alison King & Sara Wagner, Co-Chairs
Task Force on Digital Technologies | Lorraine McGowen, Edward So & Jerome Walker, Co-Chairs
Task Force on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges | Christopher Pioch, Chair
Task Force on the Rule of Law | Marcy Kahn, Chair
Technology, Cyber and Privacy Law | Wesley Paisley & Adam Scott Wandt, Co-Chairs
Torts and Product Liability | Nathan E. Werksman, Chair
United Nations | Dr. Sophia Murashkovsky, Ervin Nina, & Catherine Van Kampen, Co-Chairs
Vance Center for International Justice | Werner F. Ahlers & Lorraine McGowen, Co-Chairs
Women in the Legal Profession, Linda A. Rosenthal, Chair

Sponsoring Association Organizations:

Office for Diversity & Inclusion |  Tanya Martinez-Gallinucci, Executive Director
Lawyer Assistance Program | Eileen Travis, Executive Director

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