Leveling the Playing Field: Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession

(3985 Ratings)

Produced on: February 05, 2014

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

This program covers the applicable laws and standards regarding bias and discrimination, including the different types of protected classes and their specific application within the legal profession. It enhances the viewer’s ability to recognize signs of both overt and subtle bias in the legal workplace while providing strategies for eliminating bias and discrimination within the law firm, courtroom, and when dealing with clients.

 

San Diego County Deputy District Attorney, Wendy Patrick, illuminates how sensitivity to both overt and subtle signs of bias and discrimination is paramount.  Ms. Patrick reveals tools to staying aware of your law firm's practices and educating employees. Additionally, she analyzes options when faced with bias and discrimination dilemmas and the ethical rules and standards that specifically address these situations. 

 

Learning Objectives: 

I.     Recognize overt and subtle signs of bias and stereotyping 

II.    Identify various classes of individuals protected under different laws and standards.

III.   Grasp ethical rules and standards prohibiting bias and discrimination in employment and client interactions

IV.  Solve common dilemmas 

Faculty

Wendy Patrick

San Diego County District Attorney

Wendy L. Patrick is a San Diego County Deputy District Attorney named by her peers as one of the Top Ten criminal attorneys in San Diego by the San Diego Daily Transcript and one of San Diego’s Super Lawyers. She has completed over 150 trials ranging from serial stalking, to domestic violence, to first-degree murder. 

In her current assignment in the Sex Crimes and Human Trafficking Division, Ms. Patrick prosecutes sexually violent predators, human traffickers, rapists, and child molesters. She is the team leader in charge of the sexually violent predator cases her office handles, and Co-Chair of the statewide California District Attorneys Association Sexually Violent Predator Committee and Human Trafficking Committee. 

Ms. Patrick speaks to community groups, law enforcement organizations, and a wide variety of legal and educational institutions both nationally and internationally about the prevalence and methodology of sexual predators and human traffickers, and how to increase public awareness and take steps to protect the community. Her doctoral thesis for her PhD focused on research into the psychology of attraction as used to seduce victims and their families. 

Ms. Patrick has taught human trafficking throughout the United States as well as in Hong Kong and South Korea. She has been involved locally with the San Diego Domestic Violence Council, the San Diego Child Protection Team, and the Sexual Assault Response Team, from whom she received the SART Response with a Heart Award based on her significant contribution to the professional field of sexual assault prosecution. 

On a personal note, Ms. Patrick holds a purple belt in Shorin-Ryu karate, is a concert violinist with the La Jolla Symphony, and plays the electric violin professionally with a rock band, performing both locally and in Hollywood.

Reviews

AW
Ann W.

Nicely and methodically laid out.

IF
Ilia Yvette F.

The presenter was among the best I have seen.

PB
Peter B.

thank you

MM
Mario M.

Very good. Informative!

LC
Loretta C.

She is a great teacher.

SB
Steven B.

Wendy's presentation was engaging and informative. Great job!

VJ
Virginia J.

Excellent presenter!

MW
Mark W.

informative

FM
Frederick M.

excellent

DG
Dennis G.

Excellent presenter! Great info as well!

MI
Miriam I.

Wendy Patrick is a great presenter.

RM
Roya M.

Very informative and professionally rendered presentation.

KK
Karen K.

Excellent.

DC
David C.

Nice presentation

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Steve S.

Informative

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William H.

Thoughtful examples.

DB
Devon B.

Excellent and informative speaker

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Pamela M.

She is one of your best presenters.

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Thomas K.

Very well organized and clearly presented. Useful information.

CM
Christina M.

Really enjoyed her presentation. Great overview of rules and laws.

RM
Rondal M.

good job

MS
Marlon S.

VERY relevant - esp. recommended!

JI
Jennifer I.

Highlights important issues with a focus on one's legal responsibilities.

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Lisa H.

Excellent presenter. Best I have seen, so far.

MW
Michael W.

Well done and informative

DF
David F.

excellent presenter

JH
Joseph H.

Good speaker

HR
Holly R.

Presenter was FANTASTIC! Great and helpful presentation on the topic. Thank you.

KW
Kathryn W.

Great timely content.

PL
Philip L.

Speaker is engaging. Approached topic in a manner that I have not encountered before.

DG
David G.

Superior presentation. She is a credit to your program.

CM
Charles M.

Excellent Program

KC
Kristine C.

Excellent presentation

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Erin S.

I'd love to see a CLE like this aimed specifically at sole practitioners. But the presentation was excellent.

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Chris R.

Fantastic and necessary

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CHARLES P.

Excellent CLE!

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Anne R.

Very dynamic and interesting speaker.

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John D.

The presenter is excellent at presenting relevant material and still be entertaining...

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Iris G.

Very clear speaking; done very well; interesting

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Elise M.

Effective speaker.

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Reid S.

She is by far the best at the presentations for law line. very easy to listen to and very informative

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Patricia S.

Very detailed explanation of the applicable laws with good examples.

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A. Rebekah T.

Best presenter award! Excellent and interesting.

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Sara L.

This was one of the best trainings I've listened to yet -- the use of the cases was really interesting and kept my interest / attention much better than average.

KC
Kristen C.

Very good speaker

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Wesley P.

Great program, well done

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Ruth G.

Best I've heard.

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SCOTT W.

Really good.

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Kenneth S.

Excellent presentation, quality video

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Thelma F.

Speaker was excellent. Very Engaging.

KM
Kim M.

This is one of the best courses I've watched!

MD
Mark D.

Enjoyed the course....she presented information that was new to me.

MP
Michael P.

Very insightful and informative yet personable at the same time. This was very enjoyable and yet practically informative.

JE
Jodi E.

Highly recommend this course.

TM
Thomas M.

This course was recorded in 2014 and is still very timely today. Excellent

RL
Richard L.

good view of discrimination by lawyers against lawyers

BD
Brian D.

The instructor was very good - vibrant, lively and informative.

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John S.

An enormously complex subject explained with great clarity

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Jeanette taylor J.

Excellent

LT
Linda T.

great material. learned a lot.

CA
Cindy A.

Excellent speaker

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Charles L.

Time for this seminar should be expanded - great instructor

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Gayatry N.

Great speaker

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Karmel D.

One of the best presentations I have watched in years.

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Tadia W.

Very informative!

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Lauren K.

Engaging and coherent speaker

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Gabriel G.

all good

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Lily P.

good information

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Randy B.

Good course and well presented.

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Rick R.

Very thought-provoking. Handled sensitive work issues in an even-handed way.

MW
Melanie W.

excellent

DD
Donald D.

Well done. I liked the attorney!

RS
Randall S.

Interesting note on the adoption of ABA rules and "the views of a client" and your personal views" together with the implications.

CB
Carrie B.

Right on point.

VB
Vicki B.

Great presentation, thanks!

DH
David H.

Enjoyed the talk. It's always good to have a refresher.

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RICHARD G.

Really good presentation.

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Ellen D.

Good Job

DG
Deborah G.

Great presenter!

PB
Paul B.

Presenter was very effective in delivering the information. Great pace, and great examples.

SD
Shannon D.

Her presentation was vibrant.

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Vid B.

This was a really professional, entertaining and informative presentation. Liked it a lot

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reuben c.

good job!

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Brittin F.

Good course.

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Thomas M. C.

content excellent; presenter excellent;slides p

RC
Richard C.

a very ngood and useful seminar!

DC
Daniel C.

Excellent course for awareness. I didn't even think of tattoo or witchcraft discrimination before listening to this class.

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derryl c.

Good

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sosi v.

She is a good speaker.

WB
William B.

Really good presentation

AC
Allan C.

Wendy is just a great speaker and covers a difficult and confusing area with enthusiasm.

JC
John C.

A keeper

SB
Sandra B.

excellent

MB
Michael B.

Really good - especially for an ethics course (which I usually don't enjoy) - both practical and engaging.

SC
Scott Edward C.

Competent and well delivered

HD
Houman D.

Great Speaker!

DF
Dale F.

Wendy was informative and entertaining. I will take other courses by her.

VP
Vincent P.

I cannot imagine another lawyer doing a better job in delivering an hour-long discussion on this important topic than Wendy. Congratulations! Impressive performance.

LG
Loren G.

This is my second course delivered by Wendy (first was prior renewal cycle). Her enthusiasm for the course materials kept me alert!

PG
Patt G.

Speaker was excellent

RS
Rena S.

Lots of content provided in an engaging manner.

RE
Robin E.

Very well presented and concise.

TB
Tamela B.

Great presentation.

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Francesca F.

Very engaging presenter, knows the material cold.

AF
A E F.

Excellent. Please offer more bias, ethics and competence courses.

DD
David D.

Well and happily presented

SF
Susan F.

Excellent speaker.

RD
Ryan D.

Thank you.

DG
D. Larry G.

Outstanding, energetic presentation.

EA
Elizabeth A.

Excellent presenter and informative course!

JC
Jacqueline C.

W. Patrick covered lots of ground, had great pace, and was informative---not boring in the least.

SJ
Stephanie J.

Great presentation!

SD
Shirley d.

Wendy really nails every presentation she does and makes it interesting and enjoyable!

SA
Suuzen Ty A.

Delightful speaker - interesting and easy to understand. I would like to view or hear more courses taught by her.

JC
Joshua C.

interesting material

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Anne D.

Excellent!

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Hazel D.

excellent

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Raymond A.

Very dynamic speaker. She knows her subject matter!

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JEFFREY C.

Excellent presentation!!! Thanks Wendy.

AG
Albert Noel G.

Keeps it interesting and challenging while reviewing decided law as well as trend lines.

JF
Jeff F.

Great Speaker!

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Kimberly B.

well done

SG
Sara G.

This was the best Lawline program that I completed. Wendy was clear and animated; she provided a great discussion of the issues.

JE
josh e.

Great course.

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philippe d.

I learnt some things

RC
Richard C.

well presented, good overview and reminders

RC
Richard C.

Engaging speaker. Easy to follow.

TB
Thomas B.

Great presentation. Informative yet enjoyable.

JA
Joseph A.

Great presentation.

LB
Lisa B.

Excellent!

SA
Sheridan A.

I've listened to two of Wendy Patrick's lectures, and both have been grade "A" presentations.

JC
john c.

Excellent presentation

OL
Ornah L.

Great speaker!

SB
Suzanne B.

Very good presentation on a pervasive problem.

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Rachel T.

Great speaker

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Wayne C.

Enjoyable and informative. Excellent presenter.

SB
Susan B.

outstanding speaker

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Susan L.

Good basic information

VB
Veronica B.

OUTSTANDING! Ms. Patrick knocked it out of the park... I'll be keeping my eye out for more of her courses.

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arthur s.

speaker very good.

JB
Joseph B.

Wendy keeps you awake.

MG
Mark G.

Very interesting program!

TD
T.W. Ronald D.

excellent presentation

MB
Michael B.

Very good speaker

EF
Eileen F.

Ms. Patrick is an excellent presenter

BS
Beth S.

although this is not an area that I practice in, I found the information very useful for the education policy work I do.

LA
Larry A.

informative

MH
Mary H.

Really great course

DA
David A.

David F. Akin, Esq., Customer Advocate, City of San Diego Excellent presentation and very interesting.

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Julie S.

Great presenter

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michael L.

Great

MM
Michael M.

Very Good! I look forward to more presentations by this speaker.

DM
David M.

good course

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ROBERT E. G.

Very effective and held my interest

CT
Christina T.

Excellent course and topic

NF
Nickolaus F.

Ms. Patrick-Mazzarella was very good. I found the information would also be useful in my apt business as well as law....all in all, a very good corse.

EP
Elizabeth P.

Great presentation and insight!

JM
John M.

Very engaging speaker.

JA
Julia A.

Very good presenter.

TM
Tito M.

good presentation

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Bruce D. A.

Nice presentation style

JD
John D.

Good job. Well organized and clearly presentd..

ET
Elizabeth T.

Very informative

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Patrick L.

solid material

LA
Lisa A.

I thought the presenter did an excellent job.

IH
Ian h.

Good presentation.

MW
Michael W.

Good course! Very thought provoking!

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terri c.

Well done

KD
Karen D.

Very interesting and insightful

DW
Deborah W.

Information was enhanced by real-life examples. Interesting and informative. Not at all dry or boring.

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barbara e.

Great information for a practitioner.

MV
Michael V.

Solid program and delivery!!

EK
Elena K.

Dynamic seminar, updated material. Great overall!

CA
Charlene A.

She made the topic very interesting and lively.

RK
Rajeev K.

Great information it was very informative!!

JP
Judith P.

As before Ms. Patrick made a lovely presentation.

MW
Mark W.

Very good and enthusiastic presenter. Good subject matter

TH
Thomas H.

Excellent, energetic, encompassing presentation. I'm biased in favor of it!

WJ
William J.

Very good presentation.

AJ
Audrey Lee J.

Wendy was very good - animated, using interesting slides to illuminate the points she made, interesting and informative.

RH
Richard H.

she is great

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Sandra N.

The presenter was interesting and kept my attention. the material was current and addressed recent changes in the law.

LP
Leyla P.

Great

AM
Alexander M.

Good examples.

RM
Ronald M.

Very nicely done

CH
Carl H.

Nice pacing. Eloquent speaker. Good information. Very helpful.

JK
John K.

My second course with her. Excellent!

HH
Harold H.

Important to entire practice. Instructor was knowledgeable and gave good examples of office bias.

DL
David L.

wonderful speaker

EM
Emilee M.

Informative and great presentation style.

DL
David L.

First rate program and an even better instructor!

LM
Loretta M.

good

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Karen K.

This was useful.

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christian l.

great !

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MANUEL M.

Fantastic

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Wendy H.

great!

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Michael M.

good program

MS
Matthew S.

Very engaging course.

PL
Perry L.

covered the ground very effectively

KM
Kari M.

Wendy is a fabulous speaker.

MK
Mary K.

Great instructor

NH
Norman H.

Wendy is an outstanding speaker, who makes the course interesting as well as informative.

DM
David M.

Wendy is a remarkably good speaker, who also conveys a lot of key info. Big ups to Wendy!

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Bryan M.

Excellent program. Could easily have been longer.

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Roy L.

Very good. Presented me with a few cautionary ideas.

JM
John M.

This instructor is very engaging in this and her other CLE videos I've seen. I hope she keeps contributing to Lawline's library.

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Alva J.

Excellent!

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Adrienne L.

Good course

GK
Gopal K.

Great content and awesome presentation.

CL
Craig L.

Very well done.

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Mark J.

She was a very engaging speaker, and the content of the presentation was better than expected. Many of these elimination of bias CLEs don't seem to contain a lot of usable, actionable information. This one did.

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james p.

excellent

KM
Kelly M.

Good quality video and format. Engaging speaker.

MK
Michael K.

The presenter does a good job engaging the audience with her examples tied to the law and rules she's citing.

DB
Drake B.

Good seminar.

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bahram m.

very nice presentation

DH
Donna H.

good presentation of a sometimes difficult subject

CS
Christina S.

Speaker was very engaging and excited about her topic. I really enjoyed listening to her and hearing the examples of real life discrimination and how that fits under the law.

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Jacob L.

An enlightening discussion! Thanks!

GL
Gary L.

Best speaker on Lawline. Written materials were worth reviewing and even entertaining.

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Samantha D.

Highly recommend this course!

JF
Jordan F.

Learned interesting htings about the practice that I did not know previously.

CM
Christine M.

She's great! Material was relevant too

JK
Jacqueline K.

Informative.

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Theresa M.

Wendy Patrick-Mazzarella was very engaging and knowledgeable

RH
Rosana H.

Very well presented! I found this seminar to be substantive and very educational.

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Joy A.

Very Informative

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Julie A. B.

Informative. Instructive. Believe age discrimination merits its own presentation.

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