Toolkits & Projects

Take the "Harvard Implicit Bias Test"

Implicit bias occurs automatically as the brain makes quick judgments based on past experiences, stereotypes, background etc., which can perpetuate discrimination.  Psychologists at Harvard, the University of Virginia, and the University of Washington created "Project Implicit" to develop  Implicit Association Tests or IATsβ€”to help educate the public about and help them measure these implicit biases.  The IAT tests are anonymous complimentary tools that can be used to examine your own potential biases in many areas, such as, race, gender, ethnicity, overweight, age, religion, disability, and sexual orientation.

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Once identified, we have awareness of and can begin to employ best practices and techniques to try and interrupt any negative impact caused by such biases.  The ABA has several implicit bias resources to help identify best practices and techniques.   A few select resources include:  Implicit Bias Videos and Toolkits for judges, prosecutors, and public defenders; β€œInterrupting Racial and Gender Bias in the Legal Profession” research report; Implicit Bias Initiative;  and Joint Committee on Fighting Implicit Bias in the Justice System.

Implicit Bias Videos and Toolkit

A series of implicit bias training videos, developed by the Diversity and Inclusion 360 Commission, targeting key players in the judicial system: judges, prosecutors and public defenders. The videos are accompanied by a toolkit that offers additional resources and materials that can be used in training programs for those groups of professionals.

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How to Be an Ally

This toolkit educates employees about being better allies to their LGBT coworkers and provides law firms, corporate legal departments, companies, and corporations with the materials needed to present a successful LGBT ally training program.

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Judicial Clerkship Program

This program increases diversity in judicial clerkships by bringing together hundreds of diverse law students with judges and former law clerks for three days of panel discussions, research and writing exercises, and structured networking events.

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The Grit Project

The program educates women lawyers about the science behind grit and growth mindset - two important traits that many successful women lawyers have in common.  By providing the tools to assess and learn these traits, the program enhances the effectiveness as well as the retention and promotion of women lawyers.

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The Women of Color Research Initiative Program

This toolkit provides information, insights, and advice gathered from women of color partners in national law firms as well as an examination of law firm practices.

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Gender Equity in Partner Compensation

This toolkit provides bar associations and law firms with resources and solutions to play a critical role in eliminating the gender gap.

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Power of the Purse

How General Counsel Can Impact Pay Equity

This toolkit provides law firms, in-house counsel, individual lawyers, and bar associations with recommended policies, practices, and actions for achieving gender equality.

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Planning Accessible Meetings and Events

This toolkit assists organizations with planning meetings and events that are accessible to persons with disabilities, including checklists and recommendations for all phases of a meeting or an event.

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What Do Lawyers Do?

This toolkit is an interactive web-based tool designed to educate high school and college students about how to become a lawyer - focusing on preparation for law school, the law school experience, and different career paths for law school graduates.

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The Invisible Barriers

This toolkit is a brochure that educates and encourages dialogue amongst teachers, parents, students, and other stakeholders on three invisible barriers or non-cognitive factors that adversely affect student performance: implicit bias, stereotype threat, and growth mindset.

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Model Entity Evaluation Self-Assessment Tool

This tookit was designed to provide ABA entities with model diversity and inclusion tools to evaluate their respective programs, presentations, and overall diversity and inclusion efforts.

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