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Understanding and Eliminating Bias in the Legal Profession

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CA1.00(Includes 1.00 Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession)
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Understanding and Eliminating Bias in the Legal Profession
Understanding and Eliminating Bias in the Legal Profession

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Course Credit Hours: CA 1 Bias
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Course Description

As human beings, our everyday decision-making is unavoidably affected by implicit biases, stereotypes, and other types of cognitive biases. However, as attorneys, it is imperative that we understand these biases and take steps to ensure they do not have unfair or harmful consequences. In this program, viewers will learn about unconscious bias and the consequences they can have on us as professionals. The presenter will also help viewers recognize their own implicit biases and take steps to mitigate their influence over our professional lives.

Length: 1hr 4min

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Amy Oppenheimer

Amy Oppenheimer is an attorney and retired Administrative Law Judge with over thirty years of experience working in the field of employment law, emphasizing preventing and responding to workplace harassment and discrimination. Ms. Oppenheimer has trained lawyers, human resource professionals, employees, and employers throughout the country in preventing and investigating workplace harassment, discrimination and retaliation, implicit bias and diversity in the workplace. She is the founder and president of the board of AWI - Association of Workplace Investigators, Inc. and is an advisor to the executive committee of the labor and employment section of the California State Bar. She was a member of the executive committee from 2008 – 2011. Ms. Oppenheimer is the author of one of the only practical guides to performing workplace investigations: Investigating Workplace Harassment, How to be Fair, Thorough and Legal, published in 2003 by Society of Human Resource Practice (SHRM). She is a trial qualified expert on the issue of employment practices in preventing, responding to and investigating workplace harassment or discrimination. She is a frequent speaker at legal and HR conferences on topics such as performing investigations, interviewing techniques, implicit bias and the preventing workplace harassment. Ms. Oppenheimer has sat as an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association and as an arbitrator for the International Commission on Holocaust era Insurance Claims.


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