On Demand Elimination of Bias CLEs

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Elimination of Bias CLEs

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10th Annual Immigrants Among Us

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

The program will cover the following topics:
• The speakers will consider how lawyers from a different national origin and culture are selected or not selected by clients because of client assumptions on how well we know the U.S. legal system and can or cannot complete the job;
• How immigrant lawyers use their own personal immigration story to support an understanding of immigrant clients’ needs – not only for immigration law matters but also in other legal matters like business ownership, employment law, or family law/domestic relations;
• How immigrant lawyers are perceived by judges and colleagues in the profession and how bias can creep into attitudes of competence towards immigrant attorneys because of English spoken with accents;
• How there are positives and negatives associated with clients from the same national origin select immigrant attorneys because of a shared cultural/ethnic heritage;
• How immigrant attorneys are able to use their life experience and language skills to differentiate themselves from native-born attorneys for business development;
• How immigrant attorneys interact with clients of various nationalities and the logistics and complications of translators and interpreters in client relationships, and how those issues impact the administration of justice;

• How immigrant attorneys deal with gender considerations, that is, male clients who are uncertain and/or uncomfortable with representation by women; and female clients who may face cultural barriers and ethnic traditions in speaking freely with men, including a male attorney.

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  • Elimination of Bias
9th Annual Immigrants Among Us

1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit

Immigration law and policy remain major issues in the United States. This CLE will bring attention to these developments and provide an opportunity for successful immigrant attorneys among us to speak about their careers, going through law school in the United States, obtaining a Minnesota law license, and practicing in different settings.

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  • Immigration Law
  • Elimination of Bias
Barriers After Bars | Serving Formerly Incarcerated Clients with Less Bias

1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit

The objective of this program is to educate attorneys in Minnesota to identify and eliminate biases against formerly incarcerated clients, who are disproportionately Native, Black, and poor. We will familiarize attorneys with incarceration and post-release issues in Minnesota, encourage attorneys to actively inspect their own and others’ biases, and provide practical training on how to address and eliminate these biases through a better and deeper understanding of the reentry experience.

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
Children Who Are Transgender and the Law | Understanding Transgender Children and the Challenges They Face

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Young humans who identify as transgender or nonbinary have become far more visible, which is reflective of greater parental and societal acceptance. Still, of the letters in the “LGBTQ+ alphabet” (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer), it’s the “Ts” (transgender and nonbinary humans), especially those who are younger, who more often face unique challenges relative to personal relationships, public interactions, and many other things that non-transgender persons (the technical phrase is “cisgender”) take for granted.

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  • Family Law
  • Elimination of Bias
Chronic Stress, Trauma, Mental Health, and Addiction in the Legal Profession

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Lawyers are exposed to experiences that can lead to higher stress and greater consequences than those in many other careers. There is a clearly recognized continuum where unresolved chronic stress becomes a predictor for substance use problems and mental illness, particularly depression and anxiety.  By understanding this continuum and the facts about addiction and mental illness, lawyers can reduce their risk and, hopefully, get help earlier when there is a mental health, substance use, or related problem.

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Wellness
Culturally Responsive Legal Services for Health Care Decision-Making

1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits

Attorneys adopt habits and patterns for many good reasons. Efficiency and quality control are just two. Still, we as attorneys may develop practices for counselling our clients or drafting health care directives that need rethinking to meet the needs of individuals with different cultural backgrounds and lived experiences than our own.

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Elder Law
Eliminating Disparities in Healthcare | Putting Principles in Action

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Join us for a panel discussion on actionable initiatives for organizations to eliminate healthcare disparities from the government, health plan, and provider perspective. This panel will explore how organizations can put initiatives into action that increase inclusion and remove barriers in healthcare.  This informative discussion features Minnesota’s leading health equity experts and you will not want to miss!

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Health Law
Is Your Access to Justice the Same as Mine? Cultural Considerations in Handling Family Court Cases involving Domestic Violence

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

As part of a Justice for Families grant, Hennepin County Family Court conducted multi-cultural listening sessions with the goal of creating a more culturally responsive legal system for all communities struggling with domestic violence. This program will share feedback obtained from those sessions about current gaps, barriers and needs in the legal process for those experiencing domestic violence in family court cases; and will discuss the process of developing and holding those listening sessions and its replicability in other communities around the State. 

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Family Law
Law & Literature Series | Revisiting Tony Kushner’s Angels in America | Part 2

1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit 

More than a generation ago, Tony Kushner explored homophobia and the complicity of lawyers in perpetuating discrimination in Angels in America.  This elimination of bias law and literature CLE revisits this work, asking what we have learned in 30 years and what can we learn from this play at a time when intolerance seems to be on the rise.   In two CLE sessions, we shall discuss Angels in America, Part One Millennium Approaches, by Tony Kushner. 

Following registration, you will receive the reading materials in advance of the session. Attendees are expected to read the play in advance and come prepared for a lively discussion.

  • CATEGORY
  • Elimination of Bias
Law and Literature Series | Revisiting Tony Kushner’s Angels in America | Part 1

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

More than a generation ago, Tony Kushner explored homophobia and the complicity of lawyers in perpetuating discrimination in Angels in America.  This elimination of bias law and literature CLE revisits this work, asking what we have learned in 30 years and what can we learn from this play at a time when intolerance seems to be on the rise.   In two CLE sessions, we shall discuss Angels in America, Part One Millennium Approaches, by Tony Kushner.

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Laws in Translation

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Alma Miklasevics (she/her/hers) talks candidly about her own experiences as a transgender attorney, increased barriers, including attorney bias, that transgender people face when trying to access the legal system, and strategies to overcome that bias to ensure clients receive high quality representation. She will also provide tips for building a gender fluent, more inclusive law practice.

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National LGBTQ+ Legislation Update

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Hundreds of bills have been introduced this year in state capitals around the country targeting LGBTQ people, many of them specifically targeting transgender youth. These bills have included government restrictions and bans on health care, identity documents, sports participation, pronouns usage, bathroom access, drag shows, and more. We will discuss the national legislation landscape including the content of these bills and the context for their introduction. We will also discuss litigation and legal strategies to counter these bills in state and federal courts around the country.

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  • Elimination of Bias
Policing Indian Country | Recent Developments

1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Criminal jurisdiction in Indian country has been referred to as a “maze” by scholars and practitioners, and its complexity has been shown to result in increased rates of violent crimes against Native people. This panel will discuss how recent Minnesota legislation, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in U.S. v. Cooley, and other developments may produce better outcomes for Minnesota tribes and their members. The panelists will also offer additional suggestions for tribal, state, and federal reform.

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  • Tribal Law
  • Elimination of Bias
  • Appellate Practice
Pro Bono and Legal Aid | What Every Associate Should Know

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Minnesota has a robust legal services community that provides needed service to help the disadvantaged have access to justice. Every law firm associate should be familiar with the key elements of Minnesota’s legal services network: the need for service, who is served and why, the work done by legal aid providers, how the work is funded, and how to contribute by doing pro bono work. This CLE will explain the basics, looking at how legal aid organizations, pro bono attorneys, and the courts all play an important role.

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  • New Lawyers
  • Nonprofit
  • Elimination of Bias
Punching Down | The Intersection Between Economic Status, Cognitive Bias and Bankruptcy Debtors

1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit

This Elimination of Bias CLE examines the disposition of 210 bankruptcy adversary cases, and how the intersection of economic status and cognitive bias negatively impacts bankruptcy debtors. 

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Reducing Stigma to Avoid Chronic Stress and Burnout

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

In serving clients, the profession, and the system of justice, lawyers bring intellect, passion, and skill, carry significant workloads, and work long hours in close relationship with others solving difficult problems. Lawyers seek not only justice and successful resolution for clients and others, but also fairness, meaning, and intrinsic and external rewards for themselves. These aspects of a lawyers’ work including bias can cause chronic stress, resulting in burnout, poor physical health, or other health challenges such as anxiety, depression, substance use, addiction, and mental illness.  Effectively managing workplace stress is critical to lawyer health, competence, and ethical responsibility.

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  • Probate and Trust
  • Elimination of Bias
  • Wellness
Serving Clients Across Language Barriers

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

This presentation by Joanna Labastida of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility will review the American Bar Association Opinion 500 and the ethical implications of language access in the client-lawyer relationship. The discussion will review specific rules of professional conduct, scenarios you might encounter in your practice, pitfalls to avoid and practical resources to ensure you are communicating effectively with your clients.

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Probate and Trust
Suicide Awareness and Prevention

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

Lawyer Wellness CLE Series

Presented by Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and co-sponsored by the Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, and Solo Small Practice Experience Sections

The stress lawyers face is a predictor for depression, and untreated depression is the #1 predictor for suicide. Lawyers must also deal with the fact that clients can be suicidal. This program will help you understand the facts and myths about suicide; recognize signs and indicators for clinical depression, anxiety, and suicide; and provide resources and a protocol for offering and seeking help to prevent suicide.

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Wellness
Women’s Access to Justice | Barriers and Pro Bono Solutions

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit 

Last year, two-thirds of legal aid clients identified as women. Join us as we discuss the barriers to justice that are behind this high need for legal assistance, including the higher barriers faced by those with intersecting identities, as well as how pro bono can help meet the need for this community. Our panel includes experts on domestic violence, immigration, pro bono management, and working with low-income individuals.

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  • Elimination of Bias
  • Nonprofit