This package includes a recording from ALA Today: The Virtual Conference as well as a Legal Management CE course and a webinar.
VC20: HR14 Bias and Discrimination During Times of CrisisContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/25/2020
As a profession, how do we recognize and respond to bias or discrimination arising from concerns about the pandemic, including identifying possible new ways that they might manifest in the current environment? How do we begin to prepare for the effects of that bias or discrimination once life begins to return to something resembling the pre-pandemic normal?
Times of crisis induce fear, frustration and anger. They also result in heightened levels of expressions of bias and discrimination, typically directed against marginalized groups. During the pandemic, anti-Asian/anti-immigrant violence and hate crimes have surged, and discrimination against racial minorities seeking health care were an undercurrent to reports of daily infection and death rates. And while fears of African Americans are part of a four-century history of anti-Black bias in this country, racial minorities were often the groups who, by virtue of their marginalization, found themselves incentivized to take on some of the more dangerous work during the pandemic: health care providers, cleaning and sanitation crews, and delivery and transport workers. As lawyers and legal professionals, we may feel somewhat removed, perhaps even protected, from that. But should we? As a profession, how do we recognize and respond to bias or discrimination arising from concerns about the pandemic, including identifying possible new ways that they might manifest in the current environment? How do we begin to prepare for the effects of that bias or discrimination once life begins to return to something resembling the pre-pandemic normal?
- Illustrate how to recognize and respond to bias and discrimination
- Explain how bias and discrimination may manifest in the current environment
- Identify possible effects of bias and discrimination once we return to the pre-pandemic normal.
Educational Category: Human Resources Management
CLM App Management Category -FS: Human Resources Management
CLM Recertification Eligible: Yes
HRCI: General Credit
SHRM: Relationship Management
SHRM Learning Format: Instructor-Led Activity
CLE: Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society
CPE Field of Study: Personnel/HR CPE
CPE Credit Eligible: 1
CPE Prerequisites: None
CPE Advanced Preparation: None
Group Live - Presented Online Due to COVID-19
Sharon Jones is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Jones Diversity, Inc., a diversity and inclusion strategy consulting firm. Her firm's services include the hiring, development and retention of di-verse employees into leadership roles. Jones has practiced law and been a community leader over a 25-year career, including positions as a federal prosecutor, with major law firms, and with Fortune 500 corporations. She is the author of Mastering the Game: Career Strategies for Success, which provides the unwritten rules for career success for women and diverse professionals. Sharon is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College.
Sandra S. Yamate is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP). IILP is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession through research and educational programming. She frequently speaks and writes about diversity and inclusion issues within the legal profession. Sandra earned her JD from Harvard Law School and her bachelor's in political science (cum laude) and history (magna cum laude) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The Ever-Evolving World of Legal Ethics (CE Credit)Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
Ethics in the legal profession is typically focused on lawyers, but applies equally to all staff and paraprofessionals in all settings. Read the article in Legal Management magazine and then take this quiz for CE credit.
This course reviews the foundations and tenants of ethics. Historical and contemporary schools of ethics are examined, and ethical decision-making and behaviors are reviewed. Ethics as a component of leadership is also addressed, and several frameworks to address ethical decisions and dilemmas are presented.
Ethics in the legal profession is typically focused on lawyers, but applies equally to all staff and paraprofessionals in all settings — in law firms, corporate settings and the judicial branch. No organization, regardless of size or setting, is exempt from obligations of ethical behavior.
Read the article in Legal Management magazine here. Then, purchase access to the quiz: members pay $49; nonmembers pay $69.
- Define ethics and its importance.
- Describe several systems of ethical thought.
- Identify how ethics are formed at individual and organizational levels.
- Apply the importance of ethics to professions and codes of ethics.
- Identify and describe a framework for ethical decision making and ethical dilemmas.
- Provide suggestions for development of organizational ethics.
Members and nonmembers can read the article in Legal Management magazine, then log in to take a test. If you pass with at least 70 percent, you will earn one CE credit hour.
SHRM: Ethical Practice
CLE: Law Practice Management
HRCI: General Credit
CLM App Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Legal Industry/Business Management (LI) toward the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application.
CLM Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of ethics.
From Diversity to Inclusion: Creating a Culturally Competent Law FirmContains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/20/2020
The goal of this presentation is to enhance knowledge and skills for building and maintaining a multicultural organization and becoming positive change agents for our workplaces.
The goal of this presentation is to enhance knowledge and skills for building and maintaining a multicultural organization and becoming positive change agents for our workplaces. This program asks participants to understand and reflect on their role as a leader responsible for promoting inclusion and building successful and effective working relationships within our organizations.
- Illustrate and recognize the unique challenges that the legal industry faces when it comes to diversity and inclusion.
- Define diversity and culture and its impact on relationships within our organizations.
- Demonstrate the importance of collaborative working relationships with diverse colleagues and the benefits of diverse perspectives in problem-solving.
- Recognize the importance of infusing diversity and inclusion into our organizations to achieve a more productive, respectful and cooperative work environment.
- Develop a plan of action for becoming a change agent for diversity and inclusion within our organizations.
CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application.
CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR)
HRCI: General Credit
CLE: Recognition of Bias
Jessica L. Mazzeo is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Griesing Law, LLC, a full service business law firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Jessica focuses on overseeing and implementing all of the Firm’s business operations while establishing policies that promote and retain the Firm’s culture and strategic vision. In addition to her role at the Firm, Jessica is co-founder of Bossible, a company that focuses on business and professional development for individuals and small businesses as well as GriesingMazzeo Leadership which conducts diversity, inclusion, elimination of bias and sexual harassment education and training for businesses. A thought leader on diversity and inclusion, employee issues, business generation and over all law firm management, Jessica writes a quarterly column for The Legal Intelligencer and speaks around the country. She is the 2020-2021 Chair of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion of the Association of Legal Administrators, a staff volunteer for the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms and a volunteer for the Women's Business Enterprise Council East. Jessica is also currently pursuing her law degree at Widener University Delaware School of Law. You can reach Jessica at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.