DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION - IF NOT NOW; THEN WHEN?




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January 20, 2021| 5:00PM - 6:00PM

 

1 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

This seminar has been approved for nontransitional credit.

 

DIVERSITY

 

Diversity as defined by Webster’s English Dictionary means: “the condition of having or being composed of differing elements: VARIETY especially: the inclusion of different types of people (such as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization”.

 

When we talk about diversity in the legal profession we are usually referring to Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Age and Sexual Orientation.

 

Over the past months, we have been confined to our homes, and could not escape watching the massive nationwide protests that resulted from the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. These protests ignited a long simmering conversation on systemic racism and police brutality in America. These conversations were kept alive by the 24/7 news cycle and social media.

 

While diversity and inclusion can be a very difficult topic to discuss because it is difficult to admit we engage in biased conduct, we must face these issue head on to bring about meaningful solutions. We must engage in public and open discussions on this topic, rather than in the comfort of our confined spaces.

 

IMPLICIT BIAS

 

As humans we all possess a certain degree of implicit and unconscious bias. The challenge lies in how we handle and manage those biases. As attorneys, leaders and employers, we must confront whether our implicit or unconscious biases may hinder our ability to provide the best services for our clients as required by the RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT or run our practices.

 

We have come a long way in addressing diversity and inclusion, we have a much longer way to go in order to accomplish a fair and just society.

 

 

FACULTY

 

 

SHOSHANA T. BOOKSON, ESQ.

NYSTLA Past President

Law Office of Shoshana T. Bookson

 

HUGH W. CAMPBELL, ESQ.

NYSTLA Past President

Rodman & Campbell, P.C.

 

with

 

HON. LLINÉT M. ROSADO

Justice, Supreme Court

Bronx County

State of New York

HON. SALLY UNGER

Acting Supreme Court Justice

Queens County

State of New York

 

 

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Credit

This program has been approved for credit in the following jurisdiction(s):

New York State Unified Court System, CLE Board

Credit has been approved with the New York State Unified Court System, CLE Board for 1.00 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias credit. New York State Trial Lawyers Association is an approved CLE provider with the NY State CLE Board.

Materials

Materials available with registration:
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION - IF NOT NOW; THEN WHEN?:
WRITTEN MATERIAL
EVALUATION
AFFIRMATION

Travel/Accommodations

 

 


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

NYSTLI requires 24 hour prior notice to cancel seminar attendance.
No refunds will be given for later cancellations, or once the seminar begins.