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BIAS AND GRIEVANCE? THE VIEW FROM THE BENCH
Published by New York State Trial Lawyers Association



Summary
We all know---or should know---what “bias” and “implicit bias” are, and as lawyers and judges we certainly know we should act in an unbiased way. The real question is, do we act in an unbiased way and what happens to us when we don’t?

This round table discussion for experienced attorneys will teach the tools to recognize and overcome implicit bias and prejudice. It will focus on the acts, both unwitting and purposeful, of lawyers and judges that have landed us in trouble in the courts, in our cases, and with the ethics committees, and exactly what punishment we can expect for this behavior.

NEW CLE CREDIT REQUIREMENT IMPLEMENTED:

DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, AND ELIMINATION OF BIAS

New York State CLE Board has created a new category of CLE credit effective January 1, 2018: Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias ("D&I"). Under the revised rules, at NYCRR 1500.22(a), the total number of required CLE credits does not change, but experienced attorneys registering on or after July 1, 2018 must complete at least one credit hour in this new category.

Presenters
Michele Mirman, Esq.
President-Elect NYSTLA
Mirman Markovits & Landau, PC
Justice Betsy Barros
Associate Justice, New York State Appellate Division, Second Department
Justice Sylvia O. Hinds-Radix
Associate Justice, New York State Appellate Division, Second Department
Hon. Adam Silvera
Supreme Court, New York County
Originally Published
June 6, 2019

Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
  1. BIAS AND GRIEVANCE? THE VIEW FROM THE BENCH
  2. BIAS AND GRIEVANCE? THE VIEW FROM THE BENCH - Paper

How To Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
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Credit
If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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