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

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Program Instructors:

Kurt M. Denk
Executive Director
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

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • 3:30 – 3:35 p.m.          Introduction

    3:35 – 3:45 p.m.          Diversity, Inclusion, and Pro Bono

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

    4:25 – 4:30 p.m.          Break

    4:30 – 4:55 p.m.          Ethics Application

    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
    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.

  • Sponsoring Association Organizations:
    City Bar Justice Center, Kurt Denk, Executive Director
    Office for Diversity & Inclusion

    Co-Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Pro Bono & Legal Services Committee, Nicole L. Fidler 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