As lawyers, we pride ourselves on objectivity. We find it hard to accept that our unconscious biases could possibly contribute to our decision-making, let alone the attrition rates of minority and female lawyers in the work place and that bias plays any role in our interactions with diverse attorneys. We are certainly too enlightened for that. But research has shown that everyone has biases; it is just a part of who we are.
The good news is that while our initial hard-wired responses are quick and more likely to be error-prone, research and experience also has shown that we we can activate a secondary, detailed processing system that can help us correct mistakes. We can teach ourselves to recognize our unconscious biases and, in essence, override them.
This course, presented by Alita Wingfield of Morgan Stanley and Debra Rosen and Stella Tsai of Archer & Greiner, PC, will review the latest research and science about implicit bias, the effect of implicit bias in the legal profession and the judiciary, and practical measures for self-assessment and mitigation of implicit bias in the workplace.
I. Understand the scientific foundations for implicit biases
II. Recognize the effect in the work place if those biases remain unchecked
III. Survey the historical impact of implicit bias in judicial decisions
IV. Identify best practices for mitigating bias
V. Incorporate best practices for promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession
Excellent program! Thank you Lawline for including this topic, "implicit bias" in your library of offerings. The panel provided substantive information, shared relevant comments, and addressed a topic that some would not feel comfortable discussing. Thanks for the "di-biasing" tips and best practices to use moving forward.
Very well done.
Liked the Clinton-Kimmel clip illustrating manspaling
great discussion -- it left me thinking about so much more than the "traditional" biases often discussed. thanks for introducing me to the implicit association test. fascinating!
Great course on a very important topic. This should be mandatory viewing for everyone.
Definitely worth viewing. Shocked at the memo study. Wow.
Very, very good. Ms. Wingfield's comments were incredibly insightful and useful.
Thought this was an important and engaging topic.
Interesting, engaging, and fun to watch
Entertaining at times. Some useful pointers were made, but on the whole there was little useful legal content.
Excellent information that applys beyond the office! I really enjoy the panel presentations!
Great real world examples of implicit bias.
Interesting research. Everyone should take this course.
The course was easy to understand and basic, but also thought provoking.
Good program with good lessons about guarding against those biases we are often unaware of.
The presentation was sufficient, and the participants appeared knowledgible in their respective roles.
Great Speaker .. Good Presentation !
enjoyable format and presenters
Thank you, great program.
Excellent interplay among faculty. I now strongly believe in the notion of "implicit bias" and the need for diversity inclusion.
I'd like to congratulate this panel for being diverse, inclusive, and interesting.
Best stmt - get out of your comfort zone
Great content and great presenters. I particularly liked that the presenters talked about their own experiences including sharing knowledge of their own implicit biases.
one of the more interesting and engaging classes i've taken recently.
The best program this cycle.
Being a minority woman, this course was especially applicable to me and the challenges that I face. I am glad I watched it.
This was an interesting course that made you think.
Loved the Hillary video
Liked that this was a candid but constructive conversation between intelligent professional women who were willing to reflect on the more subtle ways bias arises, which is exactly what's needed to begin productive problem solving.
Excellent program - one of the best I've seen on Elimination of Bias. Panel format kept things lively and allowed for different perspectives on the issues.
I really loved this program!
Good subject. I learned a lot.
This was a great course. I think all judges and lawyers should take this course.
I liked the part about bias over school pedigree.
Absolutely awesome. Every attorney/employer needs to watch this! Awesome job ladies!
Very informative and interesting!
Another course that met my need.
Great topic (implicit bias instead of bias in general) and more interesting than most courses on this subject.
Terrific panel, thank you
Engaging speakers, strong content.
Great panel and discussion
great presentation and topic worthy of coverage
Engaging discussion and insights. Thank you.
Good use of Kimmel
Fabulous program! I highly recommend for anyone who works anywhere, but especially for people in the legal field where it is all too easy to avoid even thinking about diversity and inclusion.
I thought this was not only an excellent course, but completely fascinating. Would love to see/hear more on this topic.
great - made me more aware of the possibilities of unknown biases.
We cannot be reminded often enough to look inside our own thought processes for implicit bias It is human, and we all do it. Awareness is so important, and this panel did a great job!
Excellent faculty panel! Candid and engaging discussion of implicit/unconscious bias -- a topic relevant to all. Understanding our biases, whether preferential or unfavorable, better equips us to reflect on how unintentional factors may impact our decisions in the workplace and elsewhere.
Interesting & well done.
Very important topic handled with sensitivity and optimism.
Convincing content, swell presented. Far better than most Lawlines!
This was a great CLE. Thank you.
This is THE best CLE I have taken. It should be mandatory for all attorneys. Outstanding!
This is a very thought provoking course.
Very funny clip from Kimmel Show on the phenomenon of "man speak"
Solid, entertaining and relevant discussion, interesting throughout.
Very good program. Strong panel--good exchanges among panelists. Thought-provoking...
fantastic and eye-opening
An important topic that was well presented.
Very interesting viewpoints.
Interesting and entertaining. The best ethics course on bias.
Hillary Clinton on late night was great addition
Excellent program. Very important subject. Ideas that were brought out were very illuminating.
Both the content and presenters were super excellent. I would like more courses with these presenters.