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

Thursday, March 9, 2023 | 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Cassandra Celestin
Director of Pro Bono Initiatives, 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 Nonmember

  • 3:30 – 3:35 p.m.
    Introduction (Cassandra Celestin, Ramona Morel)

    3:35 – 3:45 p.m.
    Diversity, Inclusion, and Pro Bono (Cassandra Celestin)

    3:45 – 4:25 p.m.
    D&I Skills Toolkit

    • Toolkit Skill 1: Cultural Competence (Ramona Morel)
    • Toolkit Skill 2: Disruption of Implicit Bias (Cassandra Celestin)
    • Toolkit Skill 3: Navigating Socioeconomic Differences (Ramona Morel)
    • D&I Toolkit Skills: Compliance (Cassandra Celestin, Ramona Morel)

    4:25 – 4:55 p.m.
    Ethics Application (Cassandra Celestin, Ramona Morel)

    4:55 – 5:00 p.m.
    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 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias & 0.5 Professional Responsibility
    California: 1.5 Total: 1.0 Elimination of Bias & 0.5 Professional Responsibility
    Pennsylvania: 1.0 Professional Responsibility

  • Sponsoring Association Organizations:
    City Bar Justice Center, Kurt M. Denk, Executive Director
    Office for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, Tanya Martinez-Gallinucci, Executive Director

    Co-Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Pro Bono & Legal Services, Jessica M. Klein & Nicole Fidler, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Yelena Balashchenko, Manager, Business Development & Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | ybalashchenko@nycbar.org