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Your Time to Shine: Combating Bias in the Legal Workplace


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 60 minutes
Recorded Date: April 20, 2020
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Part 1: Combating implicit bias in courts: Understanding risk factors
        - Certain Emotional States
        - Ambiguity
        - Salient social categories
        - Low-effort cognitive processing
        - Distracted or pressured decision-making circumstances
        - Lack of feedback
       

Part 2: Combating implicit bias in the courts: Seeking Change
        - Strategy 1: Raise awareness of implicit bias
        - Strategy 2: Seek to identify & consciously acknowledge real group & individual differences
        - Strategy 3: Routinely check thought processes & decisions for possible bias
        - Strategy 4: Identify distractions & sources of stress in the decision-making    environment and remove or reduce them
        - Strategy 5: Identify sources of ambiguity in the decision-making context and  establish more concrete standards before engaging in the decision-making process
        - Strategy 6: Institute feedback mechanisms
        - Strategy 7: Increase exposure to stigmatized group members and counter-stereotypes and reduce exposure to stereotypes

Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: April 20, 2020

Description

Unconscious bias is a big problem in the practice of law, particularly in the office. Many lawyers don’t understand it and, as a result, we don’t understand how it’s undermining the legal workplace. In this program Stuart Teicher, Esq. explains unconscious bias, shows how it manifests itself in the legal profession and law office, and recommends strategies to eliminate that bias in the legal workplace and overall practice of law.

This program was recorded on April 20th, 2020.

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Stuart I. Teicher, Esq.

Professional Legal Educator

Stuart I. Teicher, Esq. is a professional legal educator who focuses on ethics law. A practicing attorney for over 17 years, Stuart's career is now dedicated to helping fellow attorneys survive the practice of law and thrive in the profession. Mr. Teicher teaches seminars, provides in-house training to law firms and gives keynote speeches at conventions and association meetings. He also provides consultation and representation in attorney disciplinary matters.

Stuart helps attorneys get better at what they do (and enjoy the process) through his entertaining and educational CLE Performances. His expertise is in "Technethics," a term Stuart coined that refers to the ethical issues in social networking and other technology. Stuart also speaks about "Practical Ethics" -- those lessons hidden in the ethics rules that enhance a lawyer's practice.

Mr. Teicher is a Supreme Court appointee to the New Jersey District Ethics Committee where he investigates and prosecutes grievances filed against attorneys, an adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey where he teaches Professional Responsibility and an adjunct Professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick where he teaches undergraduate writing courses.


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