Thursday, November 5, 2020

Two Great Forum Webinars in November!

Join the ABA Forum on Construction Law presentation on "Strategies for Confronting Unconscious Bias in the Legal Industry.”

November 18, 2020 at 1:00-2:30 pm EST
1.5 CLE
Click Here to Register!

Despite our best intentions, research shows we all have it -- unconscious, unintentional bias. Unconscious attitudes and beliefs are shaped by all kinds of influences -- some of which we would not agree with or accept on a conscious level. Yet, these unconscious thoughts influence decision-making and can have a profound impact in the workplace and the practice of law -- on retention; productivity; relationships with colleagues, clients, judges, witnesses and jurors; as well as people's careers.

The American Bar Association has acknowledged the ethical implications of bias in its Model Rule 8.4(g) that addresses harassing or discriminatory lawyer misconduct. The key is to learn how to recognize our own unconscious biases as well as practical ways to interrupt those biases so we can make better decisions and serve clients more effectively. You will also learn how unconscious, unintended bias plays out in the legal profession, which is the first step toward advancing diversity in the profession.

The course will be eligible for 1.5 Elimination of Bias or Ethics Credit contingent upon the state.

Erik P. Raines, Hill Ward Henderson, Tampa, FL

Kathleen Nalty, Kathleen Nalty Consulting, Denver, CO

Next, join the ABA Forum on Construction Law for a presentation on "Access and Opportunity: Why the Construction Industry Needs Diversity to Survive and Thrive.”

November 19, 2020 at 1:00-2:00 pm EST
Click Here to Register! 

Jennifer Todd, Founder & President of LMS General Contractors, joins Cathy Altman, Chair of Construction at Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, for a candid conversation about the barriers to diversity and inclusion in the construction industry, the steps to create opportunity and access, and why increasing the number of minority owned construction companies and skilled workers is critical to address shortages in the industry.

Jennifer Todd is a 2020 Construction Business Owner Outstanding Women in Construction Finalist and the youngest Black woman to procure a California General Engineering (A) license. She holds a BS from Georgia State University, an MLS from ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and a Project Management Certification from Emory University.

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