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Diversity and Inclusion Fundamentals for Your Law Firm

Everyone in your firm has a special talent; learn how to bring out those gifts and build the best team around you.

When you move beyond the decades-old call for diversity and start inclusion initiatives, you will increase collaboration, innovation, and morale at your firm. In the traditional viewpoint of diversity, individual physical characteristics are identified. Inclusion is making associates included in the planning, goals, and the forward movement of the organization. Diversity refers to the individuals from different backgrounds and ethnicities that form your team or workforce. By embracing the diversity that has been established in the organization and then moving to inclusive initiatives, you, as a manager, will work to treat diverse others with respect and help them reach their potential and work at the top of their capabilities. With inclusion as part of your culture, your firm will be more profitable.

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Over 34 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Agenda

Make Inclusion Part of the Firm's Mindset

  • Addressing Unconscious Bias
  • Solving Complex Issues With Diversity of Thought
  • Promoting a Feeling of Belonging to the Group
  • Making Connections Intellectually and Emotionally

Features of Inclusive Law Practices

  • Culturally Intelligent Employees
  • Restraint in Judging Others by Personal Cultural Standards
  • Validation of the Unique Attributes Each Associate Brings to the Organization
  • Respect for Individual Opinions That May Not Be Mainstream but Could Improve the Outcome

How to Build an Inclusive Culture

  • See Inclusion as a Mosaic of New Possibilities
  • Use the Power of Gratitude and Recognition
  • Respect a Plethora of Education and Life Experiences
  • Identify Personality Strengths of Associates
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, 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 11, 2021.

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

  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 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.
     
  • 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
     
  • 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).
     
  • FL CLE 2.0 including Bias Elimination 2
     
  • This course has been approved by The Florida Bar for 2.00 hour(s) of Bias Elimination credit. Course classification: Intermediate level.
     
  • GA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IA CLE 1.5 including Diversity and Inclusion 1.5
     
  • Diversity and Inclusion Fundamentals for Your Law Firm 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. Please note: you can receive a maximum of 6 hours of unmoderated activities per calendar year.
     
  • 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.
     
  • KY CLE 1.5
     
  • This activity has been approved by the Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.5 credits.
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 5.
     
  • MS CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.5
     
  • 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 CLE credit(s). Program Length: 89 Minutes.
     
  • 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.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • 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
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.5 including Dual 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 hours of credit, including 1.50 hours of dual credit.
     
  • UT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • VT CLE 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. Please note: Attorneys may only claim 6 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
     
  • WA CLE 1.5 including Other 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hour(s) of A/V credit, including 1.50 hour(s) of credit in the "Other" category.
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.5 hour(s) of ondemand CLE through the WI Board of Bar Examiners.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8 including Law Office Management 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours, including 1.8 hours of law office management credit.
     
  • NALA 1.5
     
  • 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: 1.5 hour(s).
     

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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Over 34 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

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Karla Brandau, CEO

Karla Brandau, CEO

Workplace Power Institute

  • CEO of Workplace Power Institute
  • Areas of expertise includes productivity and time management, email survival skills, DISC and driving forces assessments, emotional intelligence, team building, and leadership, and conducts regular speeches, seminars, and workshops in all of these areas
  • Author of several publications: Wake Up the Winner Inside, Email Survival Skills, 101 Time Management Tips for Busy Professionals, Visual Guides to Outlook┬« 2010, 2013 and 2016, The Leadership of One, and How to Earn the Gift of Discretionary Effort
  • Certified speaking professional, registered corporate coach, certified facilitator, certified professional behaviors analyst, and certified professional motivators analyst
  • B.A. degree in education
  • Can be contacted at 770-923-0883, [email protected], on Twitter┬« @KarlaBrandau, LinkedIn/In/KarlaBrandau, and www.KarlaBrandau.com
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