The occurrence of stereotypically outlandish bias has decreased in recent years (thankfully). But that doesn't mean that we’ve eliminated bias from the profession. In fact, it unfortunately continues to exist in more subtle ways. Join the “CLE Performer,” Stuart Teicher, Esq., as he explores implicit bias, uses several hypothetical examples to reveal how bias manifests itself in the practice…and gives a few ideas about what lawyers can do to eliminate it from the profession.
Presented in both “TED-Talk” and panel formats, learn from multiple perspectives (advocate, psychologist, mediator and arbitrator) how litigant anxiety and our own implicit (subconscious) biases can affect mediation and arbitration outcomes. Litigants often engage the legal system with anxiety and stress, which influences their participation in the process and can affect case outcomes. Mediators and arbitrators bear the responsibility of facilitating and adjudicating the rights and obligations of litigants and must understand their own implicit biases in order to prevent these internal influences from negatively impacting objectivity and neutrality. Learn tips and strategies for recognizing and overcoming your implicit biases.
At this inaugural IICLE® program for mediators, learn the art of handling complex disputes and online mediations; how to start and grow your practice; how to navigate implicit bias and psychological issues; how to ensure compliance with ethical rules and proper handling of problem scenarios; and the benefits of collaborative law.