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.
The bar associations should make this presentation mandatory viewing for all lawyers
Excellent presentation. Very informative and thought provoking.
Very eye opening. I do wonder how biases affect thinking when it’s not inherent, but due to trauma like PTSD or bullying...
Very well done. Raised important and interesting dynamics of all our biases and how to deal with them.
Really great program
instructor was excellent.
Outstanding speaker and presented the subject in an excellent manner with introspective conducting examples and analysis.
Amazing presenter. Great information
Excellent course! Highly informative and interesting.
Both the presenter and the content were excellent!
This is a very enlightening presentation. It's actually got me worried now. I named my son Amir - meaning Prince. I'm born Catholic. My whole family (wife and of course kids) born catholic. I'm now worried about the implicit bias against Muslims! Anyway, I've long made a promise to myself, my son will never have to worry about writing a resume in Jesus name! Amen!!!
Excellent faculty!!! Very well presented program.
Good speaker, passionate
excellent content and presentation
I found this material very interesting, especially hearing about the studies that have been done. An eye opener!
Very informative and interesting
This presentation was mind blowing. The speaker's opening example of the Orchestra being unintentionally racist really hit a nerve.
I found this course very well presented and it made me reflect on my own social up ringing biases.
Very good information and engaging speaker.
This speaker and the content was superb. I intend to tell many of my non-lawyer friends about this as It is something from which everyone can benefit.
She was an excellent presenter.
Best elimination of bias course I have taken over the years
excellent speaker and program.
What a great course. Ms. Santiago is wonderful teacher, loved all of the examples she has of bias.
Honest, sensible, and engaging.
Excellent; very informative and helpful.
The examples that the instructor provided were so eye opening.
I enjoyed this course very much and believe it will help me greatly in the future. Thank you.
Very informative, engaging and great examples from different aspects of life and professional life.
Really well done.
excellent content & presentation
Excellent course. Explained a lot of the behavior that I have seen in my career.
Very engaging presenter.
This instructor is fantastic. She's a firecracker.
This one was very good - gave a lot to think about.
Such a wonderfully warm presenter! Really loved this class!
Excellent course; thank you!
I would highly recommend this class to everyone.
Excellent pacing and tone.
High energy and straightforward discussion of strategies to handle implicit bias. I highly recommend this course.
Best CLE I’ve done.
Great course...more people need to listen and implement the points raised.
Examples were great.
Everyone should watch this.
Great presentation of substantive and meaningful material. Should be shared with everyone, everywhere.
Excellent presentation & materials!
Excellent handling of a hot button issue.
Excellent course. One of the best courses taken at Lawline.
Really well done! Best speaker I have seen thus far.
Outstanding. One of the best presentations I have heard
This course should be required. Absolutely excellent.
A very clear thinker and a very clear speaker. You need to get more instructors like her.
Make her do more, she is excellent.
Best CLE I've taken!
This was an excellent presentation!
One of the best I've watched. Thank you.
Best CLE I’ve ever had! Outstanding!
Fantastic presentation. This should be a requirement for everyone (not just attorneys). Really, one of the best.
This was an EXCELLENT presentation.
FABULOUS!!!! I highly recommend this session to everyone. She's wonderful.
Good presenter. Interesting material.
Very Good Presentation
Very engaging and informative presentation,
Speaker was terrific.
I learned a lot. Engaging speaker, great slides
Presented with great insight and understanding.
I learned a lot from this presentation which I did not know before. I saw some of my own bias which I hadn't noticed before.
very interesting speaker. made it very relevant and relatable
Very good, thank you.
This was the best CLE video I've ever watched. She is amazing and the content is critical -- every lawyer should watch this.
Great content, difficult subject. Should be required for all.
very clear and useful
Excellent - Ms Santiago presentation on this important issue is impressive and she should be a consultant on this with HR departments of firms and companies.
Great Presentation! Very honest.
Great presentation and presenter!
Speaker was very interesting and authentic.
Incredibly helpful reminder to check biases and understand the implications - both legal and societal, of those biases
Best presenter so far on Lawline. Really compelling.
Really well presented discussion of implicit bias from a very engaging speaker.
I enjoyed the content of this course.
A great primer!
Really interesting subject, very well-presented
Excellent presentation and very informative presenter.
That was excellent and has application outside the practice of law.
This was great.
Absolutely awesome. Engaging,, informative, inspiring & current. One of the best CLE courses I have ever experienced.
The presenter did a great job of making her points understandable to an audience that probably doesn't get challenged much on its own biases. I hope they can hear her. I'd say she ought to look for a bigger platform beyond CLE to address these issues in our larger society, because she's very effective at making them relatable.
Engaging and brilliant. Great CLE!
Excellent and very helpful.
Exceptional presentation with great tips for identifying and interrupting personal bias. and assertively addressing external bias.
Professor was amazing. Very animated, interesting topic and lots of examples, very engaging. Would love to hear her speak on other topics.
The presentation was especially interesting and informative. Everyone on the earth should hear it! Thank you!
I thought the presenter was very interesting. Thank you.
Instructor was great, very interesting.
Excellent! Fascinating, eye-opening, and inspiring.
Very good presentation
This was captivating and interesting and relevant. I really enjoyed it. Thanks!
This was the best diversity presentation I have taken since becoming an attorney. The practical advice can be used iside and outside the practice of law. The prof was clear, engaging and interesting.
Very good speaker with a sense of humor.
She was excellent!
Very eye-opening and thought provoking presentation.
Timely presentation; speaker was very engaging.
What a great presenter! She presented the information in a fresh, informative manner.
Great message and great presentation!
i enjoyed the personal anecdotes that the presenter used as examples of implicit bias
This may have been the very best illumination of bias presentation I have ever heard. The presenter was articulate and I especially appreciated her own acknowledgment of her own implicit bias. Really excellent presentation!
Very well done.
One of the better programs on this topic
very engaging presentation
Great speaker, articulate and covered a lot of material with contemporary examples. Highly recommend.
Fantastic presentation. Candid, clear, dynamic. More from this presenter please.
Fascinating and entertaining
Very authentic and honest presenter.
outstanding- one of- if not THE -best I've seen
Best presentation so by far! Loved her strong voice and personal anecdotes.
Great presentation. Learned a lot. Thank you.
Excellent presenter and excellent presentation!
one of the best cles Ive taken here
Very good presentation
FIrst-rate program. Convincing, authoritative, relevant, interesting. well-presented. I am better off for having seen this.
I thought speaker was excellent and gave me insight into topic of bias and ways to enhance recognizing it and methods to change.
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.