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Understanding Implicit Bias in the Legal Workplace – COMING WINTER 2020

This interactive online session explores the science and psychology of implicit bias, why addressing workplace bias is important to the legal profession and practical tools for positive change.

What you will Learn:

  • The definition of it - What implicit bias is and its relationship to explicit forms of bias.
  • The neuroscience of it – How the human brain is naturally biased and what you can do about it.
  • The impact of it - The research on the impact of bias in the legal workplace.
  • How to take first steps in building awareness of your own bias as a foundation for positive change.
  • Debiasing strategies for individual lawyers.
  • Myth busting - Dealing with misconceptions as barriers to understanding and potential pitfalls of anti-bias training.
  • Best practices for promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Credit Details:



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3 Hour Duration



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9 Lessons

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Key Takeaways:

  • Module 1 – Lesson 1
    • Defining implicit bias.
    • Understanding why we have biases – their function in human behaviour.
    • How implicit bias is measured.
  • Module 1 – Lesson 2
    • The relationship of implicit bias to other forms of bias.
    • Implicit bias vs. explicit bias – concealed bias – attitudes – stereotypes – prejudice – racism – discrimination.
    • Interactive scenarios on explicit bias in the workplace.
  • Module 1 – Lesson 3
    • Research on the impact of bias in the legal profession.
    • Understanding the effect of bias on equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Module 2 – Lesson 1
    • The psychology of bias formation.
    • How our culture and experience influences formation of bias.
    • Why its so hard to overcome bias.
  • Module 2 – Lesson 2
    • Understanding the most common forms of implicit bias in the workplace.
    • Defining affinity bias, attribution bias, conformity bias, confirmation bias, halo effect and more.
    • Understanding barriers to increasing awareness of one’s own bias.
  • Module 2 – Lesson 3
    • Interactive scenarios exploring implicit bias in the legal workplace.
    • Increasing awareness of the effects of implicit bias on the individual.
  • Module 3 – Lesson 1
    • Developing an egalitarian mindset.
    • The neuroscience of bias activation.
    • Undoing neural patterns that drive bias.
  • Module 3 – Lesson 2
    • Debiasing strategies for the individual lawyer or legal professional.
    • Decision readiness – what stress, fatigue and distraction have to do with bias.
  • Module 3 – Lesson 3
    • Best practices for addressing bias at the organizational level.
    • Reducing disparities and increasing inclusion in your firm, association or organization.

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