Unconscious Bias: What is it and Does it Impact Our Professional Experiences as Lawyers Practicing in Law Firms?

Date
March 29, 2017

Speaker(s)
Jason Canales

Location
Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse
500 Pearl Street, Room 850
New York, NY 10007-1312

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Cocktail Reception: 5:30pm-6:00pm
CLE Program: 6:00pm-7:45pm
 
Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse
500 Pearl Street, Room 850

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Jason Canales, Co-Chair of the Federal Bar Council's Diversity Committee, will moderate the continuing legal education program titled "Unconscious Bias: What is it and Does it Impact Our Professional Experiences as Lawyers Practicing in Law Firms?" 
 
Human attitudes, stereotypes and routines shape our understanding and behavior without our even realizing it. Whether it be in our interactions with coworkers, clients, peers, or those in the courtroom, these unconscious biases have a profound impact on our professional experiences as lawyers. This program provides an overview of unconscious bias and how it manifests in the legal profession, generally, and more specifically, in recruitment retention and promotion within law firms. It examines the practical effects of unconscious bias on the legal profession and the justice system to raise awareness and lead to change.