PT03 Strategies for Teaching Implicit Bias to Legal Professionals (2020CLC)

September 16, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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The President’s Track

Presented by the Executive Committee and The National Judicial College

About the Program

The panel of judges and judicial educators will provide best practices for teaching implicit bias to legal professionals. They will assist the participants in conceptualizing and simplifying the research concerning implicit bias. They will provide suggestions for sidestepping anger or embarrassment among future students by ensuring those students know that all humans have biases, including the instructors. Most importantly, the panelists will provide strategies for mitigating implicit biases.

You Will Learn

  • How to describe methods for conceptualizing and simplifying implicit bias research
  • How to define implicit bias and implicit association
  • To summarize ways to help future learners avoid becoming defensive in the learning process
  • How to identify successful strategies to help future learners mitigate implicit bias

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (Ethics); 1.0 NY (D&I)


Delissa Ridgway Hon. Delissa Anne Ridgway
United States Court of International Trade, New York, NY

Alvin_Wong Hon. Alvin T. Wong
Georgia State Court, DeKalb County, GA

Benes_Aldana Hon. Benes Z. Aldana (Ret.)
The National Judicial College, Reno, NV

Joseph_Sawyer Joseph R. Sawyer
The National Judicial College, Reno, NV


Simpson_Robert Robert R. Simpson
Carlton Fields, Hartford