Typically, firm-wide emails are the type of thing I glance at and move on. However, early this year, that consistent practice was turned on its head. Like many others, I received an email with the subject line—a call to action—sent by an attorney I deeply admire. The email, authored by Vanessa Kelly, expressed feelings of sadness and grief amid the recent death of George Floyd and shared the details of an interactive challenge meant to mobilize change—the 21-Day Equity Habit Building Challenge© pioneered by Dr. Eddie Moore. The challenge paired each of the 21 days with an equity building resource geared toward challenging the participant’s fundamental perspective concerning race dynamics in the United States.
Illumination of Bias: Practical Strategies for Recognizing and Reducing Implicit Bias in the Practice of Law (On-Demand CLE)
This program looks at cross-cultural interactions and the ways in which our implicit biases can affect how we interact with each other. Explore the ways that implicit biases may show up, the impact they can have, the sources from which they arise, and best practices for mitigating their effects.