Implicit Bias and the Brain

Danny M. Howell
Danny M. Howell | Law Offices of Danny M. Howell, PLLC

Danny Howell has been representing attorneys in professional liability suits, bar investigations and complaints, and disbarment actions before the federal courts and the United States Patent & Trademark Office, for 30 years. Danny also has an extensive insurance coverage practice in the areas of professional liability and commercial general liability insurance.

Live Video-Broadcast: October 10, 2022

Implicit Bias and the Brain

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Program Summary

The program will discuss research showing why we have implicit biases and will describe the principal types of unconscious biases impacting the practice of law. It will focus on how implicit bias can lead law firms to make bad decisions that can harm them financially, why traditional implicit bias training doesn’t work, and how law firms can implement research-based training that helps us re-wire our brains, promotes diversity and innovation, and gives us a competitive advantage in the market for legal services.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • How Implicit Biases Became Hard-Wired into Our Brains
  • Social Cognition: How implicit bias creates
    • False Positives and Bad Judgments
  • If Bias is Hardwired into Our Brains, Are We Capable of Change?
  • Implicit Bias Training that Works

Date / Time: October 10, 2022

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Eastern
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Mountain
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am Pacific

 

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Danny-M.-Howell_Law-Offices-of-Danny-M.-Howell,-PLLC_FedBarDanny M. Howell | Law Offices of Danny M. Howell, PLLC

Danny Howell has been representing attorneys in professional liability suits, bar investigations and complaints, and disbarment actions before the federal courts and the United States Patent & Trademark Office, for 30 years. Danny also has an extensive insurance coverage practice in the areas of professional liability and commercial general liability insurance. He has lectured and published extensively on legal ethics and insurance topics.

Danny is admitted to practice and has practiced extensively in the state courts in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth, and Federal Circuits, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He has also appeared pro hac vice in federal court cases in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of New York and the District of Minnesota.

From 2003 through 2016, Danny was a partner with the McLean, Virginia office of Richmond-based Sands Anderson, P.C. He joined Sands as part of its 2003 merger with Schraub Howell & Company, Chartered, where he served as managing partner. In 2016 Danny opened the Law Offices of Danny M. Howell, PLLC, a five-attorney litigation boutique in McLean, Virginia.

Danny carries an AV® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He was a 2007 Fellow of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism and has served as an Adjunct Professor with the University of Richmond’s.

Agenda

I. How Implicit Biases Became Hard-Wired into Our Brains | 12:00pm – 12:15pm

II. Social Cognition: How implicit bias creates | 12:15pm – 12:30pm

  1. False Positives and Bad Judgments

III. If Bias is Hardwired into Our Brains, Are We Capable of Change? | 12:30pm – 12:45pm

IV. Implicit Bias Training that Works | 12:45pm – 1:00pm