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O’Melveny’s 2022 California CLE Marathon: Biases

January 11, 2022

Recognizing the impact of bias, even when it is unintentional, is key to creating inclusive environments and access to equitable treatment in our society. Our biases reflect how we internalize messages about our society rather than our intent. Nevertheless, we can still act on our biases in ways that can harm others. There is evidence of this in all walks of life including in the legal industry and the courtroom. During this program we will we define implicit bias, describe that various ways that it manifests, and consider how assumptions, micro aggressions, and bystander behavior play roles in identifying and addressing implicit bias. Finally, we will discuss how knowing yourself – through measuring your implicit bias, acknowledging your triggers or becoming aware of situations that are rife for implicit bias – is key to mitigating implicit bias.

Our Biases
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 12:00 - 1:00 pm PT
Speaker: Mary Ellen Connerty, O’Melveny Director of Diversity & Engagement

Register here.

Before the program:  It will enhance your learning during this program if you take at least one of the Implicit Association Tests (IAT) prior to the program. You can access various IATs by clicking here and confirming that you wish to proceed. You may take as many of the tests as you like, but for the purposes of this program, please focus on the race and gender-career versions.

Qualifies for 1 hour of California CLE credit in the category of Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 12:00 - 1:00 pm PT
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Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 12:00 - 1:00 pm PT
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