Diversity — Inclusion — Professionalism
The LSBA Institute of Inclusion will present a Specialized Professionalism Facilitator Training Workshop for CLE credit on May 22, 2013, at the Red Cross Board Room (2640 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cathy Harris (C. Harris Companies, Inc.) and Theodore A. Quant (Director, Twomey Center for Peace through Justice, Loyola University New Orleans) will deliver a full-day workshop, "Train the LSBA Diversity Facilitator." To register, please go to http://www.lsba.org/2007cle/seminardetail.asp?CLEID=447.
The LSBA Institute for Inclusion hosted for approximately 30 participants a "Waking the Sleeping Giants: Strategies for Managing Unconscious Bias " ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION CLE on December 19, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Louisiana Bar Center. For more information on future Roundtable discussions, contact Kelly McNeil Legier at email@example.com.
The discussion focused on the impact that unconscious bias has on the administration of justice and the legal workplace, how actions, fact-finding, allocation of resources, and decision-making are affected by perceptions, assumptions, biases, values and stereotypes, and how conscious and unconscious actions affect co-workers and clients. Participants were exposed to modules to help them identify, share, and elicit in a non-threatening environment diversity of experiences. Further, participants received the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the mental models/frames of reference that cause prejudice. Participants also developed communication skills to minimize the effects of frames of reference on prejudice.