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  • October 4
  • 1:00 - 2:05 pm EST

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Fundamentals of Diversity and Inclusion and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession

October 4

Learn about implicit bias in law firms and strategies to combat bias for an inclusive environment.

Let’s face it: discussing discrimination and bias is often uncomfortable. However, it is a topic that cannot be ignored. If you are dedicated to having a law firm free of bias or want to make sure that your firm makes employment decisions in an unbiased manner, this program is for you. This course will teach you about implicit bias and how it manifests itself in law firms. It will also discuss intersectionality, the theory that the presence of more than one affinity status can negatively impact an employee when they are subjected to bias. Then, the material will review the role of effective anti-bias training and policies. Next, this course will teach how bias can translate into legal causes of action and show how these lawsuits have affected certain law firms. Finally, we will talk about strategies law firms can implement to cultivate a culture of diversity and inclusion and to eliminate bias.

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Agenda

Implicit/Unconscious Bias
  • Common Types of Bias
  • Bias Studies
  • Bias Behaviors
Intersectionality
  • Gender Pay Gap
  • Racial Pay Gap
  • Four Basic Patterns of Gender Bias
The Importance of Effective Policies and Training
  • Goals of Policies and Training
  • Costs and Consequences of Inappropriate Diversity Training
  • Key Components to Effective Policies
Legal Standards
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Notable Cases in General
  • Notable Cases in Law Firms
The Impact of Bias in the Legal Profession
  • Studies and Statistics
  • Reasons Lawyers of Color Stay in the Profession
  • Reasons Lawyers of Color Leave the Profession
Equity Strategies
  • Choice, Not Force
  • Make It Personal
  • Accountability
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  • AK CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.0 hours of continuing legal education, including 1.00 hour of ethics credit for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.1 including Ethics 1.1
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.1 hours' credit, including 1.1 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.0 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board, including 1.00 hour of ethics credit.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 1.00 hour of professional responsibility.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0 including Elimination of Bias 1
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.0 CLE hours of participatory credit, of which includes 1.00 hour(s) of Elimination of Bias.
     
  • CO CLE 1.0 (Pending)
     
  • This program has been submitted to the Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education for a maximum of 1.0 hours of CLE. Subject to approval.
     
  • CT CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.0 CLE credit(s) including 1.00 hour(s) of ethics credit.
     
  • FL CLE 1.5 including Bias Elimination 1.5; Business Litigation 1
     
  • This course has been approved by The Florida Bar for 1.50 hour(s) of Bias Elimination credit. This course has also been approved by The Florida Bar Certification Plan in the areas of Bias Elimination for 1.50 hours and Business Litigation for 1.00 hour. Course classification: Intermediate level.
     
  • GA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.0 CLE hours, including 0.0 ethics hour.
     
  • HI CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE credit hours including 1.00 ethics hour.
     
  • IA CLE 1.0 including Diversity and Inclusion 1
     
  • Fundamentals of Diversity and Inclusion and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession is accredited under the regulations of the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education. It is planned that this program will provide up to a maximum of 1.0 hour(s) of credit, including 1.00 toward the mandatory continuing legal education requirements under the Iowa rule.
     
  • IL CLE 1.0 including Diversity and Inclusion 1
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.0 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board. Of that total, credit was approved as Professional Responsibility credit by the Illinois Commission on Professionalism.
     
  • IN CLE 1.1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Indiana Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 1.1 hours of Distance Education credit.
     
  • KS CLE 1.0 including Ethics and Professionalism 1
     
  • This course has been approved by the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.0 CLE credit hours, including 1.0 hour of ethics and professionalism credit.
     
  • KY CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This activity has been approved by the Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.0 credits, including 1.00 ethics credit.
     
  • ME CLE 1.0 (Pending)
     
  • MN CLE 1.0 including Elimination of Bias 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 hours of credit, including Elimination of Bias for 1.00 hour.
     
  • MO CLE 1.3 including Elimination of Bias 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved for 1.3 total hour(s), including Elimination of Bias for 1.3 hours.
     
  • MS CLE 1.1 including Ethics 1.1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.1 credit hours, including 1.1 hour of ethics credit.
     
  • NC CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours, including 1.00 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • ND CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been reviewed by the North Dakota Commission for Continuing Legal Education and approved for 1.0 hours of CLE credit, including 1.00 hour of ethics credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). This Program contains 60 minutes of legal ethics credit.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.3 including Diversity, Inclusion, Elimination of Bias 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.3 hour(s) of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.3 qualifies as credit for Diversity, Inclusion or Elimination of Bias.
     
  • NM CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours, including 1.00 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NY CLE 1.0 including Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias 1
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.0 credit hours in the area(s) of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias for 1.00 hour. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for credit for established attorneys only. Lorman Business Center, LLC. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • OH CLE 1.0 including Professional Conduct 1
     
  • This course has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE credit hours, including Professional Conduct for 1.00 hour. Please note: In order to receive OH CLE credit for this audio conference you MUST use the streaming option and enable and complete the required progress checks. This course is considered Self-Study. No more than twelve (12) hours of self-study CLE credit for any biennial reporting period may be earned by an Attorney or Judge under Regulation 409.2.
     
  • OK CLE 1.0 (Pending)
     
  • This course has been submitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association MCLE Commission for 1.0 CLE hours. Approval pending.
     
  • OR CLE 1.0 including access to justice 1
     
  • Approved for 1.0 CLE credits in Oregon, including access to justice for 1.00 hour.
     
  • PA CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hour including 1.00 hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.0 hours of CLE credit, including 1.00 hour of ethics credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.08 including Dual 1.08
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.08 hours of credit, including 1.08 hour of dual credit.
     
  • TX MCLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.0 credit hours, of which 1.00 hour will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility. Lorman Education Services is an accredited sponsor approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE. This program has been approved by the Texas State Bar College for 1.0 hours of CLE credit, of which 1.00 hour will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility.
     
  • UT CLE 1.0 (Pending)
     
  • This program has been submitted to the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education. Approval Pending.
     
  • VT CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.0 hours of CLE credit, including 1.00 hour of ethics credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 hours of credit, including 1.00 hour of ethics credit.
     
  • WI CLE
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 0.0 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.3 including Elimination of Bias 1.3
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.3 MCLE hours, including 1.3 hour(s) in the area of Elimination of Bias.
     
  • NALA 1.0 including Ethics 1
     
  • This program is applicable for continuing legal assistant education credit. Please check with your accrediting board to see if this course will qualify towards your recertification requirements. Program Length: 1.0 hour(s) including 1.00 hour(s) of ethics credit.
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

OnDemand Course

Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on June 29, 2021.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

  • AK CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of continuing legal education, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.6 including Ethics 1.6
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.6 hours' credit, including 1.6 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 1.50 hours of professional responsibility.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5 including Elimination of Bias 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit, of which includes 1.50 hour(s) of Elimination of Bias.
     
  • CO CLE 2.0 including Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) 2
     
  • This program has been approved by the Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education for 2.0 hours of CLE, including Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) for 2.0 hours.
     
  • CT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s) including 1.50 hour(s) of ethics credit.
     
  • HI CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours including 1.50 ethics credit hours.
     
  • IA CLE 1.5 including Diversity and Inclusion 1.5
     
  • Fundamentals in Elimination, Diversity, and Inclusion of Bias in the Legal Profession is accredited under the regulations of the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education. It is planned that this program will provide up to a maximum of 1.5 hour(s) including Diversity and Inclusion for 1.50 hours hour(s) of unmoderated credit towards the mandatory continuing legal education requirements under the Iowa rule.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5 including Diversity and Inclusion 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board. The Illinois Commission on Professionalism has also approved this course for the following credit: Diversity and Inclusion for 1.50 hours.
     
  • MN CLE 1.5 including Elimination of Bias 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of credit, including Elimination of Bias for 1.50 hours.
     
  • NC CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • ND CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.6 including Ethics 1.6
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this Ondemand course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for 97 minutes of ethics credit.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8 including Diversity, Inclusion, Elimination of Bias 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hour(s) of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.8 qualifies as credit for Diversity, Inclusion or Elimination of Bias.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit, including 1.5 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NY CLE 1.5 including Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours in the area(s) of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias for 1.50 hours. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for credit for established attorneys only. Lorman Business Center, LLC. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • OH CLE 1.5 including Professional Conduct 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours, including Professional Conduct for 1.50 hours. Please note: Not more than twelve (12) hours of self-study CLE credit for any biennial reporting period may be earned by an Attorney or Judge under Regulation 409.2. To fulfill CLE requirements for self-study, web-based programs, you must complete 100% of the polling questions during the program. Your hours will be filed electronically within thirty (30) business days by Lorman Education Services provided you fulfilled 100% attendance and polling questions answered.
     
  • OR CLE 1.5 including access to justice 1.5
     
  • Approved for 1.5 CLE credits in Oregon, including access to justice for 1.50 hours.
     
  • PA CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours including 1.50 hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5 including Diversity and Inclusion 1.5
     
  • This self-study program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hour(s) of CLE credit including Diversity and Inclusion for 1.50 hours credit(s). Please note: Attorneys may only claim 12 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
     
  • WA CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit, including 1.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8 including Elimination of Bias 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours, including 1.8 hour(s) in the area of Elimination of Bias.
     
  • NALA 1.62 including Ethics 1.62
     
  • This program is applicable for continuing legal assistant education credit. Please check with your accrediting board to see if this course will qualify towards your recertification requirements. Program Length: 1.62 hour(s) including 1.62 hour(s) of ethics credit.
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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This live webinar is designed for attorneys. Other legal professionals may also benefit from attending.

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Faculty

Cheyne R. Scott

Cheyne R. Scott

Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC

  • Partner, Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC
  • Civil litigation attorney focusing her practice on governmental entity representation, labor and employment law, and represents individuals, municipalities, counties, authorities, and school boards in various litigation and compliance matters
  • Conducts anti-harassment, discrimination, and anti-bias training for public and private entities; also conducts harassment and discrimination investigations for public and private entities
  • Conducts regular seminars concerning labor and employment law, including but limited to Title VII, the Civil Rights Act, Whistle-blower Act, Equal Pay Act, and restrictive covenants
  • Has also conducted seminars and written about the impact of unconscious bias in the workplace; her article “The Evolution of Diversity Training and Impact of Unconscious Bias on the Legal Profession” was published in the August 2018 issue of the New Jersey Lawyer Magazine; regularly conducts seminars regarding mindfulness and well-being in the legal profession; her article “Mindfulness: A Simpler Way to Alleviate Attorney Stress” was published in the July/August 2017 issue of the American Bar Association GPSOLO Magazine, a national publication
  • Active member of the New Jersey State Bar, serving as a member of the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Section, as well as the Diversity Committee; member of the Garden State Bar Association and serves as co-chair of its Labor and Employment Committee; member of the Reitman Employment Law Inn of Court, the first American Inn of Court devoted exclusively to Labor and Employment Law advocacy; and also a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc., a service organization
  • Licensed in New Jersey and Michigan
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School; B.A. degree in political science, Michigan State University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Published 2021, 2022
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