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PART 1 | Gender Pronoun Training

This introductory course, led by SOGI Commission Director Skip Harsch, is designed to help participants explore sexual orientation and gender identity, and to identify ways to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.

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PART 2 | Eliminating Bias: Microaggressions and the Legal Profession

This introductory course, led by certified diversity professional Melissa A. Little, is designed to help participants define and explore the concept of microaggressions and their impact on recipients.

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PART 3 | Implicit Bias

Held on April 13 during the virtual portion of CRSJ's Spring Meeting, the third iteration in the four-part DEI Training Series focuses on implicit bias and is led by Sarah Redfield, Professor Emerita at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Her research and scholarship are focused on diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and along the education pipeline. Her current work continues her long-standing interest in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and concentrates on implicit bias and on strategies to interrupt that bias and reduce the negative consequences of its manifestations in legal, medical, education, and workplace environments.

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PART 4 | Disability Accommodations

The fourth and final training is on disability accommodation, held on August 5 during the ABA Annual Meeting, was led by CRSJ Disability Rights Committee Co-Chair and CRSJ Liaison to the Commission on Disability Rights Robert D. Dinerstein.

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Diversity and Inclusion Center

The ABA Diversity and Inclusion Center promotes collaboration, coordination, and communication to advance ABA Goal III – to eliminate bias and enhance diversity and inclusion throughout the Association, legal profession, and justice system.

Upcoming Programs

In order to serve and provide resources to our Section members, the greater ABA, and the general public, the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice presents a variety of webinars highlighting critical legal issues of civil liberties, human rights, and social justice.