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Neurodiversity: A Primer for Lawyers

Understanding what neurodiversity means for individuals, their colleagues, and working environments assists when developing recruitment, retention, and intake policies that welcome all clients and ensure attorneys and support staff contribute to the firm’s success.

The Legacy of Bostock v. Clayton County for LGBTQ Rights Cases

In this presentation based on his award-winning book, Before Bostock: The Accidental LGBTQ Precedent of Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, Dr. Jason Pierceson, University of Illinois Springfield, examines the history of the inclusion of "sex" in Title VII and how that set the foundation for cases being brought on behalf of trans and queer individuals under Title IX, for example. The presentation further explores the development and application of legal theories used in “sex stereotyping” matters, specifically contrasting how caselaw has interpreted gender identity differently from sexual orientation in statutes that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex..

Mistreatment of African American Elders

The paucity of data on elder mistreatment is made worse by the intersectionality of race and age. This presentation will focus on risk factors for African American older adults for elder mistreatment within the framework of health disparities and social justice. It will also highlight resources for legal professionals interested in expanding their knowledge in the area so they can engage in culturally appropriate approaches to justice for this community.

Combating Ageism in the Legal Field

Unpack age bias in the legal field — what it is, why it matters, and ways to enhance collaboration across all age levels.

Jewish Identity and Antisemitism in the 21st Century

While well represented in the legal community, American Jews still may face antisemitic bias and misunderstandings of their diverse identities. Dr. Laura Shaw Frank utilizes her background as both a scholar of Jewish history and a legal scholar to provide strategies for fostering welcoming environments for colleagues, staff, and clients.

Demystifying the Transgender Laws (DCBA)

Every day, the law is evolving related to the rights of transgender individuals. This session will discuss the terminology, state and federal laws related to accommodation of transgender populations.

Dismantling Assimilation in the Legal Profession

This course addresses how cultures of assimilation in law firms can negatively affect the work and career growth of attorneys.

Representing People with Disabilities: Practical, Legal and Ethical Considerations


Representing People with Disabilities: Practical, Legal and Ethical Considerations

It is estimated that one in five people has a disability. Given the prevalence of disability in our society, attorneys need to be prepared to address the needs of clients with disabilities. This program offers practical tips on interacting with people with disabilities and the proper language to use as well as the legal and ethical issues that can arise when representing people with disabilities, with a focus on two common issues: access for clients with communication disabilities and representing clients with psychiatric disabilities.

The Justice Gap and How to Achieve Equal Justice for All

The Justice Gap and How to Achieve Equal Justice for All Learn about the factors that limit access to legal resources, along with proactive tips for what attorneys can do to help. Topics include the importance of pro bono work along with practical tips for working with low-income clients that may differ from their typical clients.

A Primer on Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the Practice of Law


A Primer on Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the Practice of Law

This presentation includes a study of federal and state anti-discrimination laws and its impact on the legal profession, as guided by the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 8.4(j). Topics include a discussion of the historical context of anti-discrimination laws, recent legislation and social movements to promote and foster diversity and inclusion in the profession, and case studies.

Ethics Institute 2022

Optimize your legal mindset to decrease conflict and positively influence the practice of law at the IICLE® Ethics Institute. Increase the civility of your practice with practical tips from the ARDC; learn the history of legal discrimination and how to eliminate it; and discover techniques to better represent people with disabilities and other typically underrepresented clients. Maximize your technological competence by learning about blockchain technology beyond just cryptocurrencies.

Earn as many (or as few) professional responsibility credits as you need as the end of the reporting period nears!
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