November 19, 2017

Hidden Injustice: ‎Toward a Better Defense

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: Toward a Better Defense” is the first tool of its kind to raise awareness and provide practical tips for America’s public defenders and defense attorneys on the impact of implicit bias and the necessary steps to combat it.  Featuring the defense attorneys, law professors and experts, the 10-minute training video is one of the centerpieces of a toolkit designed by the ABA’s 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:

Song Richardson
Law Professor
University of California, Irvine School of Law

Jeffrey Rachlinski
Henry Allen Mark Professor of Law
Cornell Law School

Jerry Kang
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Vernā Myers
Diversity and Inclusion Expert
Vernā Myers Consulting Group

Denise R. Avant
Assistant Public Defender
Office of the Cook County Public Defender

David M. Gonzalez
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Austin, Texas