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Everything You Wanted to Know About Diversity In The Legal Profession, But Were Afraid to Ask

Diversity and inclusion are difficult topics to avoid, especially as they apply to workplace hiring. This CLE course will deal specifically with the legal profession and offer a frank discussion on the real reasons why diversity in the legal workplace is so uncommon. The course will also delve into the issue of the harm this causes both in general and to the legal profession and how to implement changes that will better serve the public at large.

Diversity/Inclusion
0.75
Price$50

Implicit Bias and Micro-Aggressions: Their Effect on Law Firm Culture and Success

In the current legal landscape, the long term success of a law firm no longer solely depends on client relationships and big wins. Diversity and Inclusion are essential. Diverse attorneys are needed to attract, retain, and service an increasingly diverse client base. This CLE presentation provides information on implicit bias, the automatic associations individuals make between groups of people and stereotypes about those groups; and micro-aggressions, the external expressions of those associa...

Diversity/Inclusion
1.25
Price$50

Dying for a Laugh: Lessons Learned from Lawyers in Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

This important CLE program will take a look at famous people suffering from mental illness and substance abuse and how it relates to the Legal Profession. The statistics dealing with lawyers and law students regarding Mental Illness and Substance Abuse are eye-opening. Compared to the normal population, lawyers and law students suffer from these conditions at an alarming rate, and need to be addressed. Mr. Tagtmeier also provides his insights from suffering from depression and alcoholism, an...

Mental Health/Sub Abuse
1
Price$50

The Realities of Mental Health and Substance Abuse and How to Practice Wellness in the Legal Profession

This CLE program will assist attorneys to understand how mental health and substance abuse are impacting the legal profession and why. Learn how to recognize signs of impairment; Hear about how free, confidential assistance programs and early intervention measures; Learn about steps that lawyers can take to incorporate wellness skills into their lives

Mental Health/Sub Abuse
1
Price$50

Lawyers, Thrive and Be Alive: Substance Abuse Prevention Techniques to Save Our Law Firms and Ourselves

Design your happy lawyer life while avoiding the “Lawyer Zombie Apocalypse!” You have all seen them – those lawyers who have become shells of themselves through years of workaholism and self-abuse in the name of their clients and their practices. This CLE course taught by lawyer and certified nutritional health coach Michelle Niemeyer will help you improve your focus and boost productivity while you avoid burnout and reclaim the joy in your law practice and in your life.

Mental Health/Sub Abuse
1.5
Price$75

No Lawyer Left Behind: Substance Abuse Prevention Techniques to Save our Law Firms and Ourselves

This CLE course is intended to bring lawyers and law firm management up to speed about the troubling statistics regarding lawyers and alcohol and substance abuse as well as the high incidence in our profession of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. We will discuss how to identify these issues, how to address them in a law firm environment, and how to prevent their happening in the first place. This is Part 1 of a two part series which is intended to help lawyers bring back the...

Mental Health/Sub Abuse
1
Price$50

Diversity in the Legal Profession Law Departments, Firms and the Courts

Although ABA Resolution 113 urged "all providers of legal services, including law firms and corporations, to expand and create opportunities at all levels of responsibility for diverse attorneys," the legal profession still has not achieved its goal of having a workforce comprised of people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences. Our panel of judges, corporate counsel and law firm attorneys will discuss the importance of a diverse, inclusive and bias free workplace. The panel...

Total Credits
1.75
Incl. 0.75 Ethics, 1 Div
Price$75

New Illinois Attorney Basic Skills

Illinois Basic Skills for Newly Admitted Attorneys is designed to help newly admitted attorneys in Illinois meet their first-year Minimum Continuing Legal Education Basic Skills Course requirements. This program will address important topics and is designed to equip you with the information you need as a new Illinois attorney. This is a Basic Skills Course as defined under Rule 793.

Total Credits
6
Incl. 5 Ethics, 1 Div
Price$250

Female Testimony in Beit Din: An Untold Story of Halachic Justice

Contemporary rabbinical courts accept testimony even from classes of individuals who are barred from testifying under Biblical law. In this fascinating discussion about how Jewish justice operates in the sphere of rabbinical court decision making, an expert in religious arbitration law from Pepperdine University School of Law describes the interplay between religious law and societal norms.

Diversity/Inclusion
1
Price$50

Diversity and Inclusion: The Concept of Implicit Bias

Implicit bias is a phenomenon that is under increasing study. It is unconscious bias formed by associations in the brain that link two ideas together, and is formed by experiences, cultural affirmations, society, media and other influences. This CLE program will address how implicit bias can affect a workplace, and how companies can incorporate best practices and measures to address bias and promote morale.

Diversity/Inclusion
1
Price$50

How Leadership Can Create Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

The increased focus on workplace discrimination, bias and harassment has raised awareness and management of these issues tremendously. But what happens when the behavior stays just above the threshold of legal acceptability? This CLE course will review all the ways, big and small, that prejudicial attitudes or implicit bias may adversely impact the legal profession, particularly for vulnerable employees. The course will explore the legal, sociological, psychological and organizational aspects...

Diversity/Inclusion
1.5
Price$75

Should Online Legal Referral Services be Regulated?

In many ways we are becoming more and more dependent on our digital devices for both business and personal endeavors, Yet in other ways the business environment has not really changed - businesses are still trying to reach as broad a potential market as possible and counterbalancing potential regulatory and consumer protection issues are still being raised by their products. In the legal arena, on-line attorney referral services have become an attractive way for attorneys to generate n...

Total Credits
3.25
Incl. 2.25 Ethics, 1 Div
Price$175

Diversity & Inclusion: The #MeToo Movement’s Impact on the Legal Profession

In the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, all individuals, organizations and professions need to evaluate their understanding of and policies towards issues of gender discrimination and gender diversity. The legal profession is no exception. This timely CLE course will review issues of sexual harassment, pay equity and diversity in law firms. Practical tips and strategies for increasing diversity and avoiding inappropriate sexual conduct in the workplace whether by individuals or by company culture w...

Diversity/Inclusion
1
Price$50

Voir Dire: The Differences between Civil and Criminal Litigation

Understand how to select a jury from the perspective of the plaintiff/prosecutor and the defendant in a civil and a criminal case. The different considerations that arise when selecting a jury for a criminal and a civil case will be discussed, as well as how to identify implicit bias on the part of jurors or counsel, and how to deal with it when bias does occur.

Total Credits
3
Incl. 1 Div
Price$150

Less Stress, Better Advocacy: Practicing Mindfulness and Addressing Our Unconscious Bias

As lawyers, we face countless demands on our time, energy, and attention each and every day. This can cause us to feel overwhelmed, say things that we regret, and make poor decisions in our cases. In order to think more clearly and become better advocates for our clients, we can manage our stress with mindfulness and stop unconscious bias from undermining our decision-making. Join former public defenders, Pooja Kothari, Esq., unconscious bias facilitator and founder of Boundless Awarene...

Total Credits
2
Incl. 1 Div
Price$100

Removing Gender Bias From Your Speech and Papers

In this CLE program, renowned legal author and homilist, Dov Treiman, uses his seminary education and homiletic background to train attorneys in the practical techniques to edit improperly gender specific writings into gender neutral writing. Eschewing the theoretical, Mr. Treiman makes this a tutorial less why one should and more how one can, while having fun, write papers and learn to speak in ways that are gender neutral, grammatically sound, and easy on the eye and ear.

Diversity/Inclusion
1
Price$50

Recognizing and Removing Bias from the Legal Profession

Have you been hearing about implicit bias and wondering what that means and if it affects you? Do you question whether the legal profession truly upholds justice and fairness for all? Maybe you’re just wondering what all the hullabaloo is about. In any case, this CLE is for you. Together we will explore the origins of bias, define implicit and explicit bias, look at ways that bias has impacted the legal profession, and define the causes of action arising from bias.

Diversity/Inclusion
1
Price$50

Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession: Recognition, Understanding and Intervention

Presented by seasoned attorney and acclaimed author on intervention Mick Meagher, Esq., this CLE course offers insight into identifying the signs of addiction within the accepted guidelines and how to define addiction and addictive behaviors. The course will review the disease process of addiction, the warning signs to look for and how addiction impacts the lives of substance abusers both personally and professionally.

Mental Health/Sub Abuse
1
Price$50

Prevention, Detection & Treatment of Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession

This vitally important CLE program focuses on substance abuse and related issues which affect a surprising and disproportionate number of legal professionals. The program will raise attorney awareness about the challenges of identifying the initial behavior which indicate abuse of alcohol, drugs and even prescription medication. The consequences of such behavior, which constitutes an attorney's breach of ethical or legal obligations resulting in possible State Bar sanctions or resulting in cri...

Mental Health/Sub Abuse
1
Price$50

Bias in the Legal Profession

Learn how to make sure that you and your firm makes employment decisions in an unbiased manner. This CLE course will teach how bias can translate into legal causes of action and show how these lawsuits have affected certain law firms. Learn what to avoid, what actions to take, and how to make sure that our profession creates a fair and just playing field for all.

Diversity/Inclusion
1
Price$50
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