Join PBPO for our popular annual professionalism CLE program as we continue our conversation on promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession with a focus on strategies to interrupt even those unconscious thoughts that can influence decision-making and can have a profound impact in the workplace and in our communities.
Despite our best intentions, research shows we all have it – unconscious, unintentional bias. Unconscious attitudes and beliefs are shaped by all kinds of influences – some of which we would not agree with or accept on a conscious level. Yet, these unconscious thoughts influence decision-making and can have a profound impact in the workplace as well as people’s relationships and dealings with clients, opposing counsel, witnesses, and judges. The key is to learn how to recognize your own unconscious biases as well as practical ways to interrupt them.
PBPO is thrilled to welcome Kathleen Nalty, a nationally recognized expert in strategies for creating cultures of inclusion to retain and advance diverse talent. Author of Going “All In” on Diversity and Inclusion: The Law Firm Leader’s Playbook, Kathleen specializes in helping organizations identify systemic issues that cause higher attrition rates for people in already underrepresented group.
In this interactive session, attendees will engage in a competitive game and visualization exercise, as well as create their own personal action plans to interrupt unconscious bias.
Kathleen Nalty is a nationally recognized expert in strategies for creating cultures of inclusion to retain and advance diverse talent. Kathleen is a lawyer, author, and consultant who helps legal organizations advance diversity and inclusion. She has received multiple awards for her groundbreaking work in diversity and inclusion. Kathleen currently works with a wide variety of organizations, including law firms, corporations, and government organizations. She also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law School where she teaches a course on diversity and inclusion. In 2019 she published the second edition of “Going All-In on Diversity & Inclusion: The Law Firm Leaders’ Playbook.” Previously, Kathleen founded the Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI) in Denver, Colorado, and led the nonprofit as its Executive Director for over five years. Kathleen earned her J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School. Early in her legal career, she worked as a federal civil rights prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC where she prosecuted hate crimes, slavery, and police brutality cases.
- Tara Burke, Esq., Jackson Lewis P.C.
- Erin Childs, Esq., Executive Director, Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio
- Kathleen B. Nalty, JD, Kathleen Nalty Consulting, LLC
Location: Online webinar. Webinar link will be emailed to registrants in advance of the program.
CLE Credit: 1.5 Ohio Professional Conduct CLE credit, pending approval
Cost: Free for PBPO Volunteers* | $25.00 for non-PBPO Volunteers
*PBPO Volunteers who have volunteered for at least 1 project in the past 12 months do not need to pay the registration fee. Non-PBPO attorneys who will commit to volunteering for at least 1 PBPO project in 2021 are not obligated to pay the registration fee.
Presented by: Grow PBPO, advisory council to PBPO
Registration: Please register in advance. Registration closes on November 4, 2020.