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Elimination of Bias CLEs

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7th Annual Immigrant Attorneys Among Us | Successes and Challenges of Our Colleagues Who Were Born Outside of the U.S.

1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits

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. The panel discussion will allow speakers to share successes and challenges as well as discuss implications that possible changes in law and policy could have on future immigrant attorneys.

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8th Annual Immigrant Attorneys Among Us | Successes and Challenges of Our Colleagues Who Were Born Outside of the U.S.

1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits

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. The panel discussion will allow speakers to share successes and challenges as well as discuss implications that possible changes in law and policy could have on future immigrant attorneys.

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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.
 
Presenter Laura Nelson, Partner at Stinson LLP, will discuss integrating this understanding of addiction into legal representation of health care practitioners facing adverse professional and licensing actions in connection with a substance use disorder and health care facilities seeking to address these issues in their workforce. 

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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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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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Diversity in Law Firms | Why it is lacking and strategies to address it

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Hear from three knowledgeable panelists who have studied, experienced and worked to address the lack of diversity in the practice of law. From law school to law firms, learn some of the causes and potential solutions to this issue and how we can all participate to address it.

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  • Employment and Labor Law
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Domestic Violence | Addressing Bias in Family Courts and Related Systems

1.0 Elimination of Bias 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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Elder Law 101 Series | Introduction to Estate Planning and Elder Law Planning Impacting Solo Older Adults

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

A growing number of older adults, by choice or circumstance, cannot or do not rely on family members for care and decision support during the second half of life. No one knows how many solos age 55+ there are now or will be in the future, though preliminary estimates suggest this definition could apply to from 23% to 30% of older adults. Because solos have no family safety net, it is essential that they plan for support across the “long middle,” when they have capacity, as well as for the end-of-life. Attorneys who work with older adults on incapacity planning are well positioned to assist solos.  This presentation will summarize current data related to solos, resource needs and gaps. It will offer practical tips on how participants can better assist solos and will present emerging issues that warrant discussion and likely future policy action.

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How Bias Affects ADR

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

This program addresses the ways that bias affects the legal profession, especially in the arena of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Specifically, we will look at research and data relating to the selection of arbitrators and mediators, interactions during a mediation/arbitration, and biases that can preclude resolution.

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How to Walk the Talk on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | an Employment Law CLE on Recruiting and Hiring Best Practices

1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits

Effectively recruiting and hiring a diverse workforce means more than just taking the steps to avoid discrimination. Learn tips to “walk the talk” and address challenges in creating a more inclusive workplace, such as “screening in,” uncovering bias in the hiring process, and realigning job search efforts. This CLE, to promote inclusion in hiring, is presented by the MSBA Labor and Employment Section for employment lawyers and those in positions to hire lawyers and law clerks.

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Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession | Mental Health and Double Stigma

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

The primary focus of this program is to understand and demonstrate how implicit bias discussions in the legal profession must include mental health (including substance use) and stress issues.  This program will begin with a general understanding of the concept of implicit bias and discuss how implicit bias stands in the way of lawyers seeking the help they need for mental health and stress issues.  While it’s hard for anyone to ask for help, there is a double stigma for those already in underrepresented groups.  This program will address the challenges faced by lawyers, judges, and law students when asking for help for mental health issues. It will also address the relationship between mental health issues and diversity and inclusion. The program includes a discussion of strategies to overcome these issues.

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Law and Literature Trial Trilogy | Race, Gender, And Bias in Three Acts Trial Act III | “Twelve Angry Men”

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

The law embodies a perspective, but whose?  These three law and literature CLEs look at the role that racial and gender biases have in the law through a discussion of three literary works: Susan Keating Glaspell’s short story, “A Jury of Her Peers,” Ann Petry’s short story, “The Witness;” and Reginald Rose’s play, “Twelve Angry Men.” 

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

1.0 Elimination of Bias 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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Policing Indian Country | Recent Developments

1.5 Elimination of Bias

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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Racial Trauma in Communities and Individuals | Increase Your Awareness - Increase Your Effectiveness

1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits

Providing competent legal representation to all clients, including pro bono clients, goes beyond mastering the substantive law and administrative procedures. A fully proficient attorney meets the client where they are at and understands racial trauma and challenges that black and indigenous people of color (BIPOC) face in the US legal system and society at large. Join us for a question-and-answer session with Resmaa Menakem, Minnesota resident, national speaker, and author of My Grandmother’s Hands, on the topic of pro bono representation within the realm of transformational change and understanding racialized trauma. Hamra Ahmad, Director of Law & Policy at HerJustice, will follow with a presentation that aims to provide practical tools for lawyers to address challenges faced by people living in poverty and to recognize the strengths and positive attributes that clients bring to the attorney-client relationship.  The panel will be moderated by Sharon Sayles Belton from Thomson Reuters.

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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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Workplace Diversity and Inclusion | Success Stories and What You Can Do Going Forward

1.25 Elimination of Bias CLE credit

This CLE program will feature a panel of diversity and inclusion leaders who will discuss tangible ways they have advocated for diversity and inclusion in their workplace.

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