Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Via Zoom at 12:00pm

This course will address practical considerations and “bias busting” strategies to reduce bias in the courts. Presentation will focus on the science behind implicit bias and when we are most susceptible to it; common types of bias that show up in the courts; microaggressions and the biases in our language and behaviors; and practical strategies to mitigate bias and cultivate a more inclusive courtroom environment.

Our speaker, Lisa Wachtell is a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) practitioner and consultant. Lisa partners with organizations to develop and integrate effective DEIB principles and strategies into their business practices and company cultures. Lisa has successfully designed and launched practical DEIB strategies, executed actionable implementation plans, and learning/training programs that focus on “meeting organizations where they’re at” and moving the needle to motivate sustainable organizational and behavioral change.

Lisa holds her M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, a Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion for Human Resources from Cornell University, and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Lisa is a Course Facilitator and Coach for Stanford’s Graduate School of Business LEAD leadership certificate program. During this presentation Lisa will go over:

  • What is DEIB and why does it matter in the courtroom.
  • Implicit bias and the science behind it
  • Recognizing common biases 
  • Language, microaggressions, and their impact
  • “Bias busting” — cultivating a more inclusive courtroom environment.
  • Keeping it real!

When: Tuesday, May 23rd from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.

Cost: Free for SMCBA members, $20 for non-members. Cost includes 1.0 hour of Implicit Bias MCLE credit.

Registration and Information: Please click on the button below to register for this event. If you wish to pay by check, please still register online first and send your check payable to SMCBA, to: 333 Bradford St., Ste. 150, Redwood City, CA 94063. Attn: Events. *Please note for which event you are paying and the name of the attendee.

Logistics: Your Zoom credentials will automatically be emailed to you shortly after you register online, as well as the day and hour before the event. Please note that you’ll need to be logged into a Zoom account to join the webinar. The written materials for the webinar will be emailed to attendees the morning of the event. 

Contact Info for this Event: For questions about this event, please email events@smcba.org.

Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to the event for a full refund of the registration fee. If you do not cancel within 48 hours or do not show up to the event, you will be charged the full amount.