This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.
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Friday, November 2 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Who Me, Biased? Recognizing & Responding to Bias & Microaggression in the Legal Profession [RJ]

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As our profession is grounded in principles of integrity and objectivity, it can be challenging to accept that implicit bias plays a role in legal practice. But humans are hardwired to be biased; it is just part of who we are. Such bias, though, can lead to explicit discrimination and prejudice or microaggression (such as micro-insults, micro-invalidations, and micro-assaults) based on, for example, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, weight, or ability. This interactive session will teach lawyers how to recognize and respond to implicit bias and microagression and implement techniques to mitigate, override, interrupt, and confront bias in their legal practice.


Tanya Douglas

Disability Director, Manhattan Legal Services
Tanya Douglas is the director of the Disability Advocacy Project (DAP) and Veterans Justice Project coordinator at Manhattan Legal Services (MLS), a program of Legal Services NYC (LSNYC). Tanya is a graduate of Cornell University and Cornell Law School and is admitted to the Southern... Read More →

Latonia Haney Keith

Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Education, Concordia University School of Law
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Lillian Moy

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Executive Director
Lillian M. Moy became the executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc., in 1995. She is a 1981 graduate of Boston University School of Law. She is a former member of the board of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association and past chair of NLADA’s... Read More →
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Dina Shafey Scott

Legal Services Corporation, Training and Technical Assistance Manager
Dr. Dina Shafey Scott is the training and technical assistance manager with the Legal Services Corporation. While at LSC, Dr. Shafey Scott is creating and managing the new Legal Services learning platform for grantees and other stakeholders in the legal aid field. During this COVID-19... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Woodway II