Understanding the Impact of Unconscious Bias

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When:
October 29, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2013-10-29T19:00:00-07:00
2013-10-29T20:00:00-07:00
Where:
Jason's Restaurant
Drakes View Circle
Greenbrae, CA 94904
USA
Cost:
$30.00
Contact:
Mary McLain

Understanding the Impact of Unconscious Bias

Current cognitive science research indicates that, despite our best intentions, we all harbor implicit biases which impact our behavior toward others. How do these biases affect our work as attorneys or mediators?  Does the gender or race of a judge impact the outcome of the court process?  This program addresses these questions and invites you to explore your internal assumptions and external practices when litigating multi-cultural disputes. This program presents recent research on implicit bias and utilizes interactive exercises to illustrate the commonality of these biases and assumptions.

 

CLAUDIA M. VIERA, Esq

 

Claudia Viera is a highly-experienced and dedicated mediator focusing on employment, contract and business disputes.  Since 2001, Ms. Viera has successfully mediated hundreds of tough cases, including: all areas of harassment and discrimination, wage and hour class actions, wrongful termination, retaliation, breach of contract, business dissolutions of partnerships, landlord-tenant, and estates and trusts, among other areas.  Ms. Viera is a regular speaker on mediation at bar associations and local law schools.  She is currently on the Executive Committee of The Mediation Society.  She was the past co-chair of BASF’s Mediation Committee and the former President of the Board at SEEDS Community Resolution Center.  For more information, please see her website: www.claudiaviera.com .

 

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 29, 2013

WHERE: Jason’s Restaurant

300 Drakes View Circle, Greenbrae

TIME:   Noon-1:00

(registration begins at 11:30)

COST: $30.00 (includes lunch)

1  MCLE CREDIT ELIMINATION of BIAS*

RSVP by October 25, 2013

Mary McLain  mclain.mediator@gmail.com

Choose: Salmon, Chicken, Focaccia Paesana

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