April 11, 2016

Hidden Injustice: Bias on the Bench

As the nation continues to address alleged instances of racially based police violence and other incidents of institutional racism, the American Bar Association has made the elimination of bias in the justice system a top priority.  “Hidden Injustice: Bias on the Bench” is the first tool of its kind to raise awareness and provide practical tips for America’s judges on the damage caused by implicit bias and the necessary steps to combat it.  Featuring the nation’s top judges, law professors and experts, the 10-minute training video is the centerpiece of an upcoming toolkit designed by the ABA’s recently formed Diversity and Inclusion 360 Commission to help create a fair system of justice for all Americans.

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Speakers in order of appearance:

Jerry Kang
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Vernā Myers
Diversity and Inclusion Expert
Vernā Myers Consulting Group

Jeffrey Rachlinski
Henry Allen Mark Professor of Law
Cornell Law School

William D Missouri
Chief Judge (ret.)
Seventh Judicial Circuit of Maryland

Cheryl Cesario
Associate Judge (ret.)
Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois

Mark W. Bennett
U.S. District Judge
Northern District of Iowa