Looking for a program that meets your ENTIRE professional responsibility requirement? Look no further! This unique program features panels of legal ethics consultants, top lawyers and Illinois ARDC officials on six timely and practical topics relevant to your modern law practice. Complete this course and rest easy knowing you are DONE with your professional responsibility credit requirements, including mental health/substance abuse and diversity/inclusion.
The modern lawyer must use communication skills in many diverse circumstances. This session focuses on ways that we miscommunicate and how to avoid common areas of miscommunication, promoting diversity and inclusion within the profession by helping attorneys communicate more effectively in diverse environments.
Organizations promoting diversity and inclusion need support if they are going to make progress. Such support includes critically examining 21st century diversity practices that end up perpetuating unfairness and maintaining the status quo—even when intended to do just the opposite. What are those actions and practices? How is it possible that, for instance, a woman or a person of color can be hurt by a company when a manager assigns them to a diversity committee? Learn about such unsuccessful practices, as well as how firms can rectify these practices in the name of fairness and social justice.
This session is designed to increase understanding of the importance of inclusion within the law firm setting; to help increase appreciation for why diversity of employees in the law firm setting is ideal; and to provide practical tips, including how to effectively utilize affirmative considerations, for increasing diversity in the workplace.
During these unprecedented times, employers must remain purposeful in creating a sense of community, belonging, and engagement in the workplace—whether physical or virtual. Learn practical and legally-compliant strategies for diversity, inclusion, and allyship that can improve productivity, professional development, retention, and overall success and explore emerging terminology and ways to overcome obstacles to diversity and inclusion.
Increase your understanding about the most respectful manner for communicating with LGBTQ and transgender colleagues and clients. Develop sensitivity to challenges in communicating with transgender children during custody proceedings.