Competency and the Practice of Law; and Implicit Bias v. Microaggression

Date: Friday, July 10th

Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Location: Zoom Webinar

Cost: FREE

Register: Here

MCLE: 1.5 Hours Competency MCLE Credit

The first part of this program is entitled “Competency and the Practice of Law.” This program will explore the impact of substance abuse and mental health issues on the practice of law. We will examine how the rules of professional conduct address these issues, resources offered by the State Bar and common signs of substance abuse and mental health issues and how to respond.

The second part of this program is entitled, “Implicit Bias v. MicroAggression.” The program will define the terms implicit bias and microaggression, and describe the empirical research that suggests implicit biases are wide spread, and can coexist with explicitly avowed anti-racist and tolerant attitudes. We will also explore the different types of microaggressions and how they impact the work environment and relationships. Finally, we will discuss strategies to reduce the influence of implicit bias on our decisions and actions.

About the Speakers:

Phoenix Coverly is a solo practitioner in San Diego County working with clients in the areas of family law, mediation, and disability law. Ms. Coverly has a Masters in Special Education and was a profession of Business, Employment and Labor Law for San Diego University of Integrative Studies from 2012-2015.

Alfred Ray English is currently an Assistant Dean at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. In the past, he has served as a U.S. Air Force Assistant Staff Judge Advocate and law professor and speaks regularly on diversity issues such as implicit bias and inclusion.

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