Implicit biases are subconscious beliefs (including attitudes and stereotypes) that affect people’s understanding, actions and decisions. Implicit biases may be positive or negative. This course takes a look at the way that our implicit biases impact the way we interact with each other and how biases have caused good people to justify or perpetuate injustices in our legal system and in society. It also provides tools for interrupting bias in ourselves and others, and in our legal workplaces.
This course, presented by attorney Mirna Santiago, is practical, innovative and demonstrative, which makes it effective for either the Diversity and Inclusion novice or expert.
MIRNA MARTINEZ SANTIAGO is Deputy Counsel at one of the largest Latino not-for-profit organizations in the United States. Mirna has over 20 years of legal experience, handling a range of matters from torts to professional liability to insurance coverage to regulatory affairs.
She also created the Girls Rule the Law program to introduce underprivileged and underrepresented middle and high school girls to the law.
Mirna lectures on an array of topics – with a focus on diversity, inclusion, the elimination of bias and cultural competency – and has published on legal, as well as non-legal subjects.
Mirna has been featured in Latina Magazine and on NBC News speaking about the Afro-Latina experience.
Excellent use of concrete examples and case studies. Very good presentation by very knowledgeable speaker.
What a wonderful presentation! It should be required viewing for all citizens. Thank you Mirna.
very thought provoking program
very good presentation. Examples drawn from own life helpful!
Very informative and interesting CLE program!!
Excellent lecture, thank you. I hope you have opportunities to share this message more broadly, and to other age groups (jr. high & hs). You are truly an outstanding lecturer. Run for office.
Thank you for sharing your own personal stories!
Important topic, well done.
Excellent presentation. We all need to be aware of biases and interrupt them.
Excellent speaker, who covered a lot and didn't waste time
Very informative and extremely well presented
She was very appealing to listen to and engaging, knowledgeable and the substance of the topic was on point and interesting.
Excellent presenter. The directness with which she discussed the issues was very refreshing and impactful.
Very good, clear presentation
Excellent program. Highly recommend it to all attorneys.
This presenter was excellent.
very timely subject with regard to the present news resulting in failure to abide by the lessons in the course concerning biases
Excellent. Should be required viewing.
Very down to earth and informative, citing studies that are remarkable in demonstrating implicit bias
The best presentation on this topic that I have ever participated in; laser focused and timely. Made me acutely aware of my own implicit biases. Kudos and thanks.
Very good. Thank you.
The presenter was really outstanding. It was the first "bias" course in 40 years that was interesting, direct, articulate and made me truly understand the problem, much as I would like to deny it.
Examples were illuminating
The instructor did an excellent job!
A very instructive and enlightening offering Thought provoking
The best ethics CLE I have listened to thus far! Outstanding and impactful.
Great, dynamic presenter who was both knowledgeable and passionate about the subject.
This was a fantastic course. She brought home the point very well.
Really even-handed, sensible approach to a difficult subject. Highly recommend.
Excellent knowledgeable and informative presenter.
The instructor, Ms Santiago, was indeed articulate. She is an excellent speaker.
Stellar course - great content and clearly a very passionate instructor on the topic.
Interesting & informative
Thought provoking CLE!
Her examples were notable.
Interesting subject matter which applies to all aspects of life, including law. Very well done.
Very well presented
Great presentation! Speaker was dynamic and engaging.
Very good presentation. The materials were excellent and detailed. I really enjoyed this presentation.
High energy presenter. Highly recommend.
Speaker was terrific ! Thank you
This was a very interesting course and I really liked the presenter. I thought she did a great job and had great anecdotal information and real statistics to support her material. Well done!
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I thought the speaker was articulate, clear, and very effective. She spoke about issues people don't always like to discuss, but she did it in a positive, non-threatening way and challenged viewers to open their minds and put themselves in the shoes of others, which I greatly appreciated.
This was an effective and outstanding program!
I appreciate her passion against the bais and practical advice on how to interrupt the bias.
This course was surprisingly good and interesting
This course is interesting and thought provoking and political and social, rather than enhancing of my legal knowledge. It reminded me to be courteous and polite to people.
Excellent presentation. I think everyone should watch it.
Much new and good information. Thanks.
Great presenter! Used real life examples to put her points across. Came out really well. Highly recommended!
Very well organized and presented.
Very thoughtful presentation.
Well, I was so impressed. Analytical method of insuring I am not biased. I learned so much about the rationales for the things I feel and support. Just a very direct, honest CLE. Loved it..
Best Ethics CLE program I have ever done!
By far, one of the best presentations I have seen.
This is an amazing CLE course!!! Awesome!!!
An excellent program
Ms. Santiago was awesome. Best, most inspiring CLE I've attended for years. Loved it.
Excellent presentation on eliminating bias. Good examples, good strategies for overcoming and eliminating biases. Presenttor was excellent.
Wow! This was the most transparent, blatant, thought-provoking and honest training on diversity I have ever heard. This specific course and facilitator should be mandatory for everyone in the legal profession!
Nicely done. There is a line from Joni Mitchell's Amelia that I like: "People will tell you where they've been, They'll tell you where to go: But, until you get there yourself, You'll never really know." Ms. Santiago has a good way of challenging people's thinking without getting one's defenses up.
Wonderful, powerful presenter
I could listen to this speaker talk about painting dry. she was amazing!
Spectacular presentation! Ms. Martinez Santiago deftly addressed this minefield of a topic with grace, confidence, and perhaps most importantly, humility. I only wish everyone had the ability to hear what she has to say.
Awesome CLE. Disappointed at the number of attendees
Phenomenal speaker and topic. You should offer more along these issues.
Very well done.
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