Jeanine Conley Daves, Esq., an experienced litigator and shareholder at Littler Mendelson, represents a wide array of companies, both global and domestic, in employment-related disputes and workplace investigations. Daves regularly advises and counsels clients in a variety of industries, particularly the manufacturing, retail, financial services and media and entertainment industries on a wide-range of employment issues, including whistleblower and retaliation claims, trade secrets, Title VII anti-discrimination and harassment matters, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Through her experience as a trial lawyer, Conley is able to efficiently and effectively strategize with her clients to resolve employment disputes through the best possible means for the client by obtaining favorable settlements, dismissal of actions through summary judgment or full defense verdicts at trial. Along with her successful employment practice, Daves is extremely active in her community and is Chair of the Board of the New York Urban League.
Elimination of Bias: Understanding Its Impact in the Workplace and Learning How to Identify and Interrupt it
This CLE course will address the impact that unconscious bias can have on creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where employees can thrive and excel. It further explores how to identify biases in our own actions and the actions of others and how to counter it. The course also discusses how to develop inclusive behaviors and some of the best practices firms and other companies have engaged in to address bias. Lastly, it will provide strategies that individuals impacted by such biases can use to interrupt them.
This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.
Key topics to be discussed:
• Understanding Diversity and Inclusion
• Challenges to Creating an Inclusive Environment
• Defining Unconscious Bias
• Why is it Important to Recognize Bias
• Impact of Bias on Diversity and Inclusion
• How to Counter Unconscious Bias
• How to Interrupt Bias when it Impacts You
Date / Time: January 27, 2020
• 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern
• 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Central
• 9:00 am – 11:00 am Mountain
• 8:00 am – 10:00 am Pacific
Choose a format:
• 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.
myLawCLE seeks accreditation for all programs in all states. (Accreditation for paralegals sought thru NALA and NFPA paralegal associations.) Each attending attorney/paralegal will receive a certificate of completion following the close of the CLE program as proof of attendance. In required states, myLawCLE records attorney/paralegals attendance, in all other states attorney/paralegal is provided with the approved CLE certificate to submit to their state bar or governing association.
- Automatic MCLE Approvals
All myLawCLE CLE programs are accredited automatically either directly or via reciprocity in the following states: AK, AR, CA, CT, FL, HI, ME, MO, MT, ND, NH, NM, NJ, NY, and VT. (AZ does not approve CLE programs, but accepts our certificates for CLE credit.)
- Live Video Broadcasts
Live video broadcasts are new live CLE programs being streamed and recorded for the first time. All of these programs qualify for “Live” CLE credit in all states except NV, OH, MS, IN, UT, PA, GA, and LA —these states require in-person attendance to qualify for “Live” CLE credit.
- “Live” Re-Broadcasts
“Live” Re-broadcasts are replays of previous recorded CLE programs, set on a specific date and time and where the original presenting speakers calls in live at the end of the event to answer questions. This “live” element allows for “live” Re-broadcast CLEs to qualify for “Live” CLE credits in most states. [The following states DO NOT allow for “live” CLE credits on re-broadcast CLEs: NV, OH, MS, IN, UT, PA, GA, and LA]
Many states allow for credit to be granted on a 1:1 reciprocal basis for courses approved in another mandatory CLE jurisdiction state. This is known as a reciprocity provision and includes the following states: AK, AR, HI, CT, FL, ME, MO, MT, ND, NH, NM, VT, NJ, and NY. myLawCLE does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars or teleconferences in these states.
Section I. Key Concepts of Diversity & Inclusion
Section II. What is Unconscious Bias and What Does It Look Like
Section III. How Does Unconscious Bias Impact Diversity and Inclusion/Companies
Section IV. Developing Inclusive Behaviors
Section V. Best Practices Law Firms and Companies are Utilizing to Address Internal Bias
Section VI. Strategies to Interrupt Bias