Elimination of Bias and the New Anti-Discrimination Rule [2020 Edition]


CLE credits earned: 2 ELIMINATION OF BIAS (or 2 ETHICS for WA state)

The program will focus on ABA Model Rule 8.4 (g). The goal will be for attorneys to: (1) learn definitions of terms used in the Rule; (2) learn best practices to avoid inadvertently violating the Rule; (3) gain knowledge about the types of statements and actions that can be viewed as discriminatory or may cause a hostile work environment; and (4) understand the interaction between Rule 8.4 and Rule 8.3, which requires lawyers to report the unethical conduct of other lawyers.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Understanding the language used in the Rule
•   Best practices to avoid a hostile work environment; handling office dating; creating a non-discriminatory environment
•   What NOT to do or say at work

Date / Time: February 17, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Recording Date: January 8, 2020

Anthony P. Ashton, Esq. is a commercial litigation partner and has practiced for more than 20 years. He is an expert in diversity, and has taught continuing legal education courses in, and written articles on, diversity. He has served throughout the United States as a speaker on issues of diversity in the legal profession. Mr. Ashton is a member of Character and Fitness Committee for the Maryland Bar. He is a past recipient of the NAACP Civil Rights Champions Award. His firm, Baxter, Baker, Sidle, Conn & Jones is full service law firm. His practice involves representation of individuals and corporations in lawsuits involving, contract disputes, real estate disputes, torts, class actions, consumer protection statutes, shareholders’ rights and fiduciary duties of officers and directors. He also represents and advises educational and religious institutions and their Boards. Mr. Ashton formerly was partner at DLA Piper LLP (US), where he headed the Diversity and & Inclusion Committee for its Baltimore offices.

Tonya Baña, Esq. is a seasoned employment attorney with more than a dozen years’ experience handling employment-related legal matters. A Baltimore native and proud graduate of Woodlawn High School in Baltimore County, Tonya received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard and her law degree from Stanford. After spending nearly a decade counseling and defending employers at two of the most well respected employment groups in the Baltimore-Washington area, Tonya started her own law practice to provide the same high-quality legal representation to individuals who have been victims of workplace discrimination or other civil rights violations.

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