Celesq® Programs

Communication Techniques to Overcome Gender Bias in the Legal Profession

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Program Number
30242
Program Date
2020-12-01

Andie Kramer and Alton B. Harris, authors of Breaking Through Bias (Second Edition) and Its Not You, Its the Workplace, discuss the nature and extent of the achievement disparity between female and male lawyers, and why and how gender stereotypes and the biases that flow from them cause this disparity by preventing women from advancing in their legal careers as far and as fast as men. Andie and Al provide lawyers with specific insights and communication techniques they can use to avoid or overcome these often subtle and unconscious gender biases in their legal practices. The program includes a discussion of the relevance of ABAs Model Rule 8.4(g), ABA Resolutions 10A, 108D, 300, 302, and ABAs Mission Statement. I. Understand the pervasive nature of gender stereotypes with respect to women, men, families, work, and leadership II. Recognize how these gender stereotypes result in discriminatory biases that operate to hold women back in their legal careers III. Learn practical strategies and effective techniques to avoid or overcome gender bias and achieve gender equality in the legal profession IV. Develop the ability to use Attuned Gender Communication, when, and as appropriate

Available in States

  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas Self Study

Program Categories

  • (ADR) Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Communication Skills
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
  • Elimination of Bias--Special ethics
  • Employment & Labor Law
  • Ethics & Professionalism
  • Federal Courts
  • Florida Eligible
  • In-House Counsel
  • Labor & Workforce Management Law
  • Labor Law
  • Professional Development