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Law Firm Leadership Forum March 2018
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Join us for our Law Firm Leadership Forum with topic: "Implicit Bias - Habits of the Mind: The Complexities of Managing a Legal Practice"

3/6/2018
When: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Where: The Pacific Club
4110 MacArthur Boulevard
Newport Beach, California  92660
United States
Contact: Terry Vickrey, CLM
(949) 223-1170

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Please bring your Managing Partner or other members of your law firm's leadership team as our speaker is L. Song Richardson, UCI Law School Dean. 

Topic:  Implicit Bias - Habits of the Mind: The Complexities of Managing a Legal Practice

Many individuals believe in racial and gender equality and reject discrimination in any form. Yet, unconscious mental processes which are shaped over time by history and culture can lead us to view the world through a biased lens and to behave contrary to our deeply held egalitarian values. Dean Richardson will discuss these unconscious mental processes and how they can influence decision-making and judgment. She will end with some recommendations for safeguarding against the influence of these unconscious biases.

Speaker Bio:

 

L. Song Richardson is the Dean and Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law with a joint appointment in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society.  She received her AB from Harvard College and her JD from Yale Law School.  Her interdisciplinary research uses lesson from cognitive and social psychology to decision-making and judgment in a variety of context.  Her scholarship has been published by law journals at Yale, Cornell, Duke and Northwestern, among others.  Currently, she is working on a book that examines the legal and moral implications of mind sciences research on policing and criminal procedure.  She is a member of the American Law Institute, the country's leading independent organization made up of elected judges, academics, and practitioners, which publishes works to clarify and improve the law. 

Her legal career has included partnership at a boutique criminal law firm and work as a state and federal public defender in Seattle, Washing.  She was also an Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.  Immediately upon graduation from law school, Professor Richardson was a Skadden Arps Public Interest Fellow with the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles and the Legal Aid Society's Immigration Unit in Brooklyn, N.Y.  A leading expert on implicit racial and gender bias, Richardson is frequently invited to speak to law firms, district attorney and public defender offices, police departments, universities, judges, bar associations, and private industry across the nation about the science of implicit bias and its influence on decisions, perceptions, and judgments.  She also presents her work at academic symposia and non-academic legal conferences.

Agenda:
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Networking
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.    Program

Entree Selections: 
Chicken  (or)
Crispy Baby Eggplant (Vegetarian)

Salad:  Baby Spinach
Desert:  Chocolate Turtle Cake

Please note that advance notification of special dietary needs is required, and should be indicated when you register online. Requests will be honored when possible but are not guaranteed. 

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