Austin area attorneys can listen to a discussion about implicit bias in law from a UCLA law professor at an American Bar Association event on October 8.
The program—“Our Implicit Biases: A Revealing Self-Examination … And What To Do About Them”—is a part of the ABA Section of Litigation’s Fall Leadership Meeting.
UCLA Law Professor Jerry Kang, a leader in studying implicit bias, will give a presentation about the implicit and explicit biases people from different social and ethnic backgrounds bring to complex and often stressful and emotional legal settings.
“In such environments, a complex jumble of implicit and explicit biases inevitably come into play,” a flyer about the program states. “But knowing they exist is not enough—how well do we quickly recognize them? And what can and should we do about them?”
Attorneys can register online for the free event. The ABA Section of Litigation will be offering free trial memberships to lawyers who are not ABA or section members.
The talk will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the JW Marriott Austin, 110 E. Second St.