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Thursday, April 22 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Solo Small Firm Section Remote CLE

Topic: Conversations on Implicit Bias and its Implications on Law Firm Practice: From Clients to the Courtroom
Speaker: Mindy Gulati, Founder and CEO, Fundamental Advisory

This CLE is aimed to address implicit bias and its implications on the practice of law. We will discuss the ethical implications of understanding and confronting bias in decision making, how this understanding leads to better communication with clients, opposing counsel, and within the firm. Understanding bias leads to more effective client management and client service, leads to more awareness of firm needs and issues, and assists partners in understanding their role as leaders and mentors as well as decision-makers within the firm. We will address bright spots and pain points within the firm with an eye to addressing these areas with practical tools and takeaways.

The Goals for the Presentation:

  • Define and explain how Implicit Bias affects and guides our decisions.
  • To give a clear understating of how implicit biases are a barrier to a truly inclusive workplace/law firm. How Implicit Bias can affect routine decisions that can be barriers to an inclusive work environment.
  • Breakdown and recognize implicit biases. Once bias is addressed and broken down, there will be a better path towards inclusiveness in all spaces at the firm.
  • Once recognized, give the tools necessary to effectively manage through for the good of building culture of inclusion and diversity. This will take an ongoing commitment that we will ask from all attendees.

Though somewhat difficult to translate over paper, we strive for a cultural transformation around bias through our presentations. We are going deeper than just learning about Implicit Bias. This is intimate, individualized and creates lasting change in the core of each person attending. And because Mindy is an attorney and has worked in and for law firms, she understands the dynamics of firm life, client relationships, and the business of the practice of law.

0.75 hours partic. CLE
0.75 hours Ethics

Cost for Section Members: Free
Cost for Non-Section Members: $10

CLICK HERE to register to attend the CLE via Zoom.

Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation message with a link to the Zoom meeting and password. If you have any questions, contact Kelli at kelli@austinbar.org.

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Costs

Cost for Section Members: Free
Cost for Non-Section Members: $10

Credits

0.75 hours partic. CLE
0.75 hours Ethics

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