Join presenters Andrea S. Kramer, partner in McDermott Will & Emery, and Alton B. Harris, partner in Nixon Peabody LLP, for this important program about overcoming gender bias in the legal profession. They discuss the career achievement disparity between female and male lawyers, and demonstrate how understanding gender stereotypes and the biases that surround them provides lawyers with the information and insights they need to recognize and stop often subtle and unconscious gender biases. Additionally, Harris and Kramer provide advice and techniques that attorneys and legal organizations can use to overcome bias in the legal profession, with an emphasis on the application of the ABA’s Model Rule 8.4(g).
Ms. Kramer and Mr. Harris are practicing attorneys with extensive experience in management, hiring, promotion, compensation, stereotypes, and unconscious bias. They have both served in senior management positions and have in-depth experience with all aspects of personnel management, including recruiting, hiring and firing, individual and team supervision, compensation, promotion, and mentoring. This course is based on their extensive personal experiences and research used in their book, Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed to Work, Bibliomotion, Brookline, MA, 2016.
Excellent and well organized presentation. Very interesting topic. Wonderful presenters.
Very good presentation
This is a tough subject and the speakers did very well.
Very well done! This is an important topic that needs to continue to be addressed.
Good handling of subject matter
Good program. Hope there is a part 2 to discuss unconscious bias.
Informative and provides practical advice
Appreciated the partnership model presented by the female and male colleagues.
very very interesting and informative
Really good course. I learned a lot about gender bias and communication. As a female lawyer, I really identified with some of the comments.
By far the most intriguing class!
Interesting - although I did not always agree with the broad brush views espoused
The ways organizations can act to avoid gender discrimination were well spelled out.
Very enlightening and thought provoking. I appreciated the effort of the presenters in opening the eyes.
Controversial but I am very glad this was an available module.
Very helpful presentation.
Very informative and useful.
The presenters handled some difficult topics with professionalism and honesty.
Best content I have seen/heard on this topic ever!! Thank you!
This course exceeded my expectations. It should be required training for every lawyer!
Excellent info and practical advice.
Excellent discussion. Thought the format was interesting and informative.
Fantastic seminar! Buying the book today!
Good advice from both attorneys. Thank you.
An exceptionally fine, engrossing, top-notch program that scores a touchdown.