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Elimination of Bias CLEs

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9th Annual Immigrants Among Us

1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit

Immigration law and policy remain major issues in the United States. This CLE will bring attention to these developments and provide an opportunity for successful immigrant attorneys among us to speak about their careers, going through law school in the United States, obtaining a Minnesota law license, and practicing in different settings.

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  • Immigration Law
  • Elimination of Bias
Addressing Substance Use Disorder in Health Care Professionals

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Featured speaker Dr. Stephen Delisi, Medical Director at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, will examine the neurobiology and neuroscience of addiction and trauma and explain why people who suffer with addiction continue to make the “choices” they make and how these are often not “choices” at all. Participants will learn that what is commonly called “relapse” (a return to use) is really a recurrence of symptoms of a chronic disease, and not a moral failing. This understanding offers attorneys who represent health professionals with substance use disorder a new and more accurate perspective in situations that can be challenging, by helping them to acknowledge and overcome their own biases regarding the disability of addiction.

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Health Law
Barriers After Bars | Serving Formerly Incarcerated Clients with Less Bias

1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit

The objective of this program is to educate attorneys in Minnesota to identify and eliminate biases against formerly incarcerated clients, who are disproportionately Native, Black, and poor. We will familiarize attorneys with incarceration and post-release issues in Minnesota, encourage attorneys to actively inspect their own and others’ biases, and provide practical training on how to address and eliminate these biases through a better and deeper understanding of the reentry experience.

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
Bartenders Wanted | Women Need Not Apply

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

In the early 1940s, Clara Anderson worked as a bartender at a local hotel until the St. Paul City Council enacted an ordinance barring women from working behind the bar as men returned from World War II. Rather than lose her job to a man, Anderson went to court. Her battle lasted three years and involved one tenacious lawyer and nine judges along the way. Ramsey County District Court Judge John Guthmann accidentally discovered this long-forgotten case when conducting research for a judicial portrait dedication at the Ramsey County Law Library. 

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  • RCBA
  • HCBA
  • Elimination of Bias
Children Who Are Transgender and the Law | Understanding Transgender Children and the Challenges They Face

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Young humans who identify as transgender or nonbinary have become far more visible, which is reflective of greater parental and societal acceptance. Still, of the letters in the “LGBTQ+ alphabet” (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer), it’s the “Ts” (transgender and nonbinary humans), especially those who are younger, who more often face unique challenges relative to personal relationships, public interactions, and many other things that non-transgender persons (the technical phrase is “cisgender”) take for granted.

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  • Family Law
  • Elimination of Bias
Diverse and Inclusive Trial Teams | They Simply Work Better Together

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Research shows that diverse and inclusive teams are more thoughtful, strategic, careful, and innovative. They are smarter. However, the urge to choose colleagues that look like you and have had the same kinds of experiences is immediate and, frankly, consistent with human nature. We are most comfortable with what we are used to, and in most businesses (especially law firms), we have historically been most comfortable with, and most used to seeing, white men in positions of leadership. The benefits of a diverse and inclusive team, however, unquestionably outweigh any initial discomfort.

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Litigation
Domestic Violence | Addressing Bias in Family Courts and Related Systems

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Implicit - and even explicit - bias can impede the ability of family law practitioners to understand the full and complex nature of domestic abuse and how it is experienced in the lives of individual victim-survivors. Furthermore, abuse is experienced differently in different social and cultural contexts, which may not be fully understood by practitioners.  This session will prepare family lawyers to effectively account for such information gaps and biases as they represent these survivors, prepare clients for mediation or litigation, and present a clear and persuasive picture of the abuse to other practitioners and the court.

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  • Family Law
Eliminating Disparities in Healthcare | Putting Principles in Action

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Join us for a panel discussion on actionable initiatives for organizations to eliminate healthcare disparities from the government, health plan, and provider perspective. This panel will explore how organizations can put initiatives into action that increase inclusion and remove barriers in healthcare.  This informative discussion features Minnesota’s leading health equity experts and you will not want to miss!

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Health Law
Is Your Access to Justice the Same as Mine? Cultural Considerations in Handling Family Court Cases involving Domestic Violence

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

As part of a Justice for Families grant, Hennepin County Family Court conducted multi-cultural listening sessions with the goal of creating a more culturally responsive legal system for all communities struggling with domestic violence. This program will share feedback obtained from those sessions about current gaps, barriers and needs in the legal process for those experiencing domestic violence in family court cases; and will discuss the process of developing and holding those listening sessions and its replicability in other communities around the State. 

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Family Law
Law & Literature Series | Revisiting Tony Kushner’s Angels in America | Part 2

1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit 

More than a generation ago, Tony Kushner explored homophobia and the complicity of lawyers in perpetuating discrimination in Angels in America.  This elimination of bias law and literature CLE revisits this work, asking what we have learned in 30 years and what can we learn from this play at a time when intolerance seems to be on the rise.   In two CLE sessions, we shall discuss Angels in America, Part One Millennium Approaches, by Tony Kushner. 

Following registration, you will receive the reading materials in advance of the session. Attendees are expected to read the play in advance and come prepared for a lively discussion.

  • CATEGORY
  • Elimination of Bias
Law and Literature Series | Revisiting Tony Kushner’s Angels in America | Part 1

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

More than a generation ago, Tony Kushner explored homophobia and the complicity of lawyers in perpetuating discrimination in Angels in America.  This elimination of bias law and literature CLE revisits this work, asking what we have learned in 30 years and what can we learn from this play at a time when intolerance seems to be on the rise.   In two CLE sessions, we shall discuss Angels in America, Part One Millennium Approaches, by Tony Kushner.

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Laws in Translation

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Alma Miklasevics (she/her/hers) talks candidly about her own experiences as a transgender attorney, increased barriers, including attorney bias, that transgender people face when trying to access the legal system, and strategies to overcome that bias to ensure clients receive high quality representation. She will also provide tips for building a gender fluent, more inclusive law practice.

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  • Elimination of Bias
Moving Beyond the County Home School | Juvenile Out of Home Placements and Opportunities for Change

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Staff from the Legal Rights Center (Beau RaRa and Malaika Eban) will be discussing the upcoming closure of the Hennepin County Home School and the opportunities it provides for attorneys and community members to advocate for a new approach to youth justice. This CLE will cover ongoing advocacy to eliminate out of home placements and the racial disparities pervasive in the youth justice system by building up a network of support that effectively meets the needs of youth and families.

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Family Law
National LGBTQ+ Legislation Update

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Hundreds of bills have been introduced this year in state capitals around the country targeting LGBTQ people, many of them specifically targeting transgender youth. These bills have included government restrictions and bans on health care, identity documents, sports participation, pronouns usage, bathroom access, drag shows, and more. We will discuss the national legislation landscape including the content of these bills and the context for their introduction. We will also discuss litigation and legal strategies to counter these bills in state and federal courts around the country.

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Policing Indian Country | Recent Developments

1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Criminal jurisdiction in Indian country has been referred to as a “maze” by scholars and practitioners, and its complexity has been shown to result in increased rates of violent crimes against Native people. This panel will discuss how recent Minnesota legislation, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in U.S. v. Cooley, and other developments may produce better outcomes for Minnesota tribes and their members. The panelists will also offer additional suggestions for tribal, state, and federal reform.

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  • Tribal Law
  • Elimination of Bias
  • Appellate Practice
Pro Bono and Legal Aid | What Every Associate Should Know

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Minnesota has a robust legal services community that provides needed service to help the disadvantaged have access to justice. Every law firm associate should be familiar with the key elements of Minnesota’s legal services network: the need for service, who is served and why, the work done by legal aid providers, how the work is funded, and how to contribute by doing pro bono work. This CLE will explain the basics, looking at how legal aid organizations, pro bono attorneys, and the courts all play an important role.

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  • New Lawyers
  • Nonprofit
  • Elimination of Bias
Punching Down | The Intersection Between Economic Status, Cognitive Bias and Bankruptcy Debtors

1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit

This Elimination of Bias CLE examines the disposition of 210 bankruptcy adversary cases, and how the intersection of economic status and cognitive bias negatively impacts bankruptcy debtors. 

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Wellness
Reducing Stigma to Avoid Chronic Stress and Burnout

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

In serving clients, the profession, and the system of justice, lawyers bring intellect, passion, and skill, carry significant workloads, and work long hours in close relationship with others solving difficult problems. Lawyers seek not only justice and successful resolution for clients and others, but also fairness, meaning, and intrinsic and external rewards for themselves. These aspects of a lawyers’ work including bias can cause chronic stress, resulting in burnout, poor physical health, or other health challenges such as anxiety, depression, substance use, addiction, and mental illness.  Effectively managing workplace stress is critical to lawyer health, competence, and ethical responsibility.

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  • Probate and Trust
  • Elimination of Bias
  • Wellness
Suicide Awareness and Prevention

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Lawyer Wellness CLE Series

Presented by Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and co-sponsored by the Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, and Solo Small Practice Experience Sections

The stress lawyers face is a predictor for depression, and untreated depression is the #1 predictor for suicide. Lawyers must also deal with the fact that clients can be suicidal. This program will help you understand the facts and myths about suicide; recognize signs and indicators for clinical depression, anxiety, and suicide; and provide resources and a protocol for offering and seeking help to prevent suicide.

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Wellness
The Path to Lawyer Well-Being | Practical Recommendations for Positive Change

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

This groundbreaking and comprehensive report, released in August 2017, was created by a coalition of entities from the American Bar Association and throughout the profession. It contains 44 recommendations for 7 groups of stakeholders along with an action plan, and has been the basis of many more initiatives to reduce stigma and bias regarding seeking help for serious mental health issues.

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Wellness
Women’s Access to Justice | Barriers and Pro Bono Solutions

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit 

Last year, two-thirds of legal aid clients identified as women. Join us as we discuss the barriers to justice that are behind this high need for legal assistance, including the higher barriers faced by those with intersecting identities, as well as how pro bono can help meet the need for this community. Our panel includes experts on domestic violence, immigration, pro bono management, and working with low-income individuals.

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Nonprofit