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.
Credits: 0 General, 1 Diversity/Inclusion PR, 0 MH/SA PR, 0 Other PR
Arbitrator Deborah J. Baker, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago
Christine Evans, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Chicago
Dr. David Finn, Psy.D, Associates in Human Development Counseling, LLC, Palatine