Detecting Bias Model Rule of Professional Responsibility As Viewed Through the Lens of Sherlock Holmes Movies and Television

Program Number: 2861

Program Date: 12/17/2018

Description

Hidden bias is difficult to root out. We are all incapable of completely impartially examining our reasons for acting; that’s why hidden bias is “hidden.” This CLE program seeks to explore differences between “bias” and “deduction and inference” through the innovative technique of following alongside one of fiction’s great ratiocinators – Sherlock Holmes. Using video clips from decades of Sherlock Holmes movies and television episodes our Moderator and Panelists will take you on a guided tour through ways in which Holmes, Watson, London and rural police inspectors and constables have either fallen prey to bias or avoided bias by thinking clearly. The end result? The program presents a series of positive and negative examples of interacting with the ABA’s amended Model Rule addressing bias and beyond.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, New York - Experienced Attorneys Only, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour

State Program Numbers

Credit Eligible for Experienced Attorneys Only in NY

Presenters


Umarah Ali, Esq.

Jones Day

Umarah Ali focuses her practice on M&A and general corporate matters. She advises public and private corporate clients on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, investments, corporate restructurings, and corporate governance. Her transactional experience also includes venture and later-stage equity financings. Umarah has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including technology, energy, and consumer goods.

 

Craig S. Friedman, Esq.

Jones Day

Craig Friedman, whose practice focuses on employment law, is a leader in the defense of employment class actions including wage-and-hour litigation. He has secured victories around the nation in employment class actions, including for clients such as Publix Super Markets, Dick's Sporting Goods, and The Scott Fetzer Company.

Beyond class actions, Craig represents employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters. This includes lawsuits brought under the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and various state laws. On behalf of The Scotts Company, Craig successfully argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that the lower court properly dismissed claims of race, gender, and disability discrimination. In addition, he was recognized as a recommended attorney by Legal 500 for workplace counseling and for ERISA litigation.

Active in community service in Atlanta, Craig is a member of the board of directors of the Labor and Employment Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. He is also on the board of directors of the JDRF Georgia Chapter. Craig is past president of the Executive Committee of Georgia Appleseed's Young Professionals Council and previously served on Georgia Appleseed's board of directors. He also has served on the Leadership Council of Arts For Learning, Woodruff Arts Center, a nonprofit organization that provides educational arts programming to Georgia students.

 

Gregory R. Hanthorn, Esq.

Jones Day

For more than 30 years, Greg Hanthorn has successfully tried disputes ranging from multimonth jury and bench trials to "no discovery" arbitrations. Greg has extensive experience in the alphabet soup of consumer class actions (including TCPA, FDCPA, RICO, ERISA, FCRA, and hybrid TILA/usury cases) and in major individual product liability, federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, and leveraged buyout fraud litigation.

Greg represented the estate of Margaret Mitchell's brother in recovering unique papers concerning the book and movie Gone with the Wind. He obtained a permanent injunction against union organizers who were demonstrating against a property owner hosting events during the Democratic National Convention, and he achieved trial court and appellate victories clarifying the duties owed by individual and professional fiduciaries. In the product liability arena, Greg represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a four-month jury trial in Shelby County, Tennessee (defense verdict) and has represented other manufacturers of products ranging from complex medical devices to respirators used by workers in manufacturing operations.

Greg is a member and past co-chair of the Federal Practice Task Force of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association and is also a past chair of the Litigation Section's Ethics and Professionalism Committee. He is a past president of the Lamar Inn of Court where he remains on the executive committee and is a past member of Berry College's board of visitors and a past chair of the board of directors of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company.

 

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