Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias: Practice Pointers for Pro Bono Advocacy

Originally held on Monday, March 9, 2020 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Program Instructors:

Kurt M. Denk
Pro Bono Counsel
City Bar Justice Center

Ramona Morel
Director, Consumer Bankruptcy Project
City Bar Justice Center

  • This CLE will present a conceptual framework, concrete skills toolkit and interactive exercise intended to enhance attorney competence in pro bono advocacy, with particular attention to diversity and inclusion and the disruption of implicit biases when working with economically disadvantaged clients.

    Program Fee: Free for Members | $50 for Nonmembers

  • 6:00 pm – 6:05 pm

    6:05 pm – 6:15 pm
    Diversity, Inclusion, and Pro Bono

    6:15 pm – 6:55 pm
    D&I Skills Toolkit

    6:55 pm – 7:00 pm

    7:00 pm – 7:25 pm
    Ethics Application

    7:25 pm – 7:30 pm
    Questions & Answers

  • New York: 1.5 Total: 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias, 0.5 Ethics
    New Jersey: 1.5 Total: 1.0 General, 0.5 Professional Responsibility
    California: 1.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 1.0 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

    Newly admitted New York attorneys (attorneys admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) cannot earn CLE credit in the category of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias.

    Please Note: Newly admitted NY attorneys cannot fulfill ethics or skills credits through our on-demand programs under OCA rules. For more information on this, please see http://www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/changes_for_2016.shtml.

  • Sponsoring Association Organizations:
    City Bar Justice Center, Lynn Kelly, Executive Director
    Office for Diversity & Inclusion, Deborah Martin Owens, Executive Director

    Co-Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Pro Bono & Legal Services Committee, Amy P. Barasch and Jennifer K. Brown, Co-Chairs

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org