Minority Bar CLE Conference: 2020 Virtual Edition – Session 2
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About the Event
Registration for this Live Webcast is FREE for AABA members!
Friday, October 16, 2020 1:00 – 3:15 p.m. 2 hours MCLE credit, including 2* hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit in the following categories: 1.0 hour of Diversity/Inclusion PMCLE 1.0 Hour of Professionalism, Civility or Ethics PMCLE Don’t miss Session 2 this virtual edition of the annual Minority Bar CLE Conference that focuses on a number of hot topic issues impacting you and your clients today! Topics include:
- Understanding how bias impacts the hiring and promoting process;
- How to educate others on their unintended biases;
- How to respond when you are the subject of unconscious bias;
- How current events have altered our conversations about bias;
- Recognizing racial injustice is the courtroom;
- The challenges facing minority groups and their access to justice;
- The pros and cons of litigating virtually;
- What judges think of working virtually;
- How Black Lives Matter has affected the judiciary; and
- Much more!
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Addressing Biases in Your Workplace: How to Advocate for Yourself and Your Co-Workers* Learn how to identify and address unconscious biases in your workplace with this informative session. Topics include: knowing how unconscious biases manifest; understanding how biases play a role in the hiring and promoting process; how to educate others on the biases they may unintentionally exhibit; how to respond when you feel you are the subject of another’s unconscious bias; how to assist others that are affected by biased behavior; how these conversations have changed in light of recent events; and much more. Moderator: TBD Speakers: Kathryn Eisenhart, Eisenhart Law Office, Springfield Andrea S. Kramer, McDermott Will & Emery, Chicago Christopher A. Pickett, Greensfelder Hemker & Gale P.C., St. Louis
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Break 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Views from the Courtroom: Access to Justice, Technology, and COVID-19* This presentation examines issues of racial justice and access to justice in the world of COVID-19. Listen as our panelists discuss the challenges facing minority groups, and provide practical tips and best practices for litigating virtually. Topics include: how courtroom procedures have changed under COVID-19; how pro-se litigants can navigate the virtual process; what judges think of the new norm (and whether or not the prefer virtual work); what works and what doesn’t on Zoom; and what to tell someone interested in becoming a judge during these uncertain times. Moderator: Janice A. Dantes , Janice Dantes Attorney at Law, Chicago Speakers: Hon. Levander Smith Jr., Circuit Court of Cook County, Oak Park Hon. Maritza Martinez, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago Chastidy Burns, Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender
*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval
Presented by the Illinois State Bar Association, Asian American Bar Association, Black Women Lawyers’ Association, Chinese American Bar Association, Cook County Bar Association, Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago, Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, Korean American Bar Association, The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago, Puerto Rican Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
A special thanks to Locke Lord for making this opportunity available with their financial contribution.