Implicit Bias and the Law at National Lawyers Guild’s 7th Annual ‘Staying True to Your Roots’ program

The Equal Justice Society is proud to present a session on Implicit Bias and the Law at the National Lawyers Guild’s 7th Annual Staying True to Your Roots program, a day of inspiring and useful continuing legal education taught by leading advocates in the fields of social justice lawyering and legal work.

The program will be held on January 19, 2018, at the Practising Law Institute, 685 Market St # 100, San Francisco.

Register by January 10 for 20% off standard rates of $175 for the day/$35 per hour for members of the NLG and co-sponsoring organizations, or $285 for the day/$55 per hour for non-members. On-site lunch is $15. Law students can attend for free but will be asked to pay for their lunches. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Confirmed panels/speakers include:

9-10 a.m.
Mindfulness Training for Progressive Lawyers (Presented by Emily Doskow and Demarris Evans)
This panel will provide one hour of general CLE credit.

10-11:30 a.m. (1.5 hrs. Competence CLE credits)
Addiction and the Legal Profession: Prevention, Detection and Treatment (Presented by David Mann)
This panel will provide one and a half hours of CLE credit for prevention, detection and treatment of substance abuse or mental illness.

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Keynote: Jay Kim, the incoming Executive Director of the SF NLG chapter.

12-1 p.m.
Networking lunch
Newer attorneys and law students will have a chance to chat with more experienced practitioners about their particular fields.

1-3 p.m. (2 hrs. Elimination of Bias CLE credits)
Juries in the Age of Trump (Panelists include Jeff Adachi, Karen Jo Koonan, Steve McDonald, and Bobby Shukla)

3-4 p.m. (1 hr. Ethics CLE credit)
The Ethics of Balancing Left Politics with Clients That Don’t Always Live Up to Them: Views from the Labor, Criminal Defense, and Immigration Bars (Presented by Dale Brodsky, Daniel Mayfield, Peggy Bristol, and Shauna Madison.)

4-5 p.m. (1 hr. Elimination of Bias CLE credit)
Implicit Bias and the Law (Presented by Equal Justice Society)

Happy Hour at 111 Minna
All are welcome. *Please be reminded that, to ensure that all members are truly welcome, the Guild has zero tolerance for harassment of all stripes. Even though alcohol and informal socializing are involved, all attendees should be treated with the same professional respect and courtesy you would extend your peers in the workplace. We suggest reviewing this list to refresh on the types of behavior that can constitute sexual harassment. The NLG has a no sexual harassment policy.

Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

This event is co-sponsored by the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA), the Northern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), the Charles Houston Bar Association, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Equal Justice Society (EJS), the Legal Aid Association of California, the Minority Bar Coalition, the NLG National Police Accountability Project (NPAP), the Plaintiff’s Employment Law Association (PELA/CABAL), the South Asian Bar Association (SABA), ​the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA), and the Social Justice Collaborative.

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