Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias Curriculum

Update to the CLE Rules

The CLE Board issued two updates to the CLE program rules, including the addition of a new category of CLE credit.

In addition to ethics and professionalism, skills, law practice management, and areas of professional practice, a new category was added for diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias courses. This category of credit is effective July 1, 2018. Providers of CLE will be able to classify courses as diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias courses.

For more information regarding this new rule visit: www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/CLE

In an effort to assist attorneys with compliance with the new rules, free CLE programs were offered on diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias topics for NYSBA members. The online on-demand archives as well as upcoming live programs are listed below.

If you have course proposals and speaker suggestions for programs that incorporate diversity, inclusion and the elimination of bias topics please email them to NYSBA CLE Director, Katherine Suchocki.

Upcoming Programs

Reducing Minority Attrition Rates at Law Firms
Thursday, February 27 | 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | NYC
Networking Reception | 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

A Guide to Diversity & Inclusion in the 21st Century Workplace
Free CLE Program for NYSBA Members | Each registrant will receive a copy of "A Guide to Diversity & Inclusion in the 21st Century Workplace"
Thursday, March 12 | Long Island
Friday, March 13 | NYC
Tuesday, March 17 | Niagara Falls
Wednesday, March 18 | Syracuse
Friday, March 20 | Albany or Webcast
Wednesday, June 3 | Miami
Friday, June 5 | Washington, D.C.

Lawyering and Religious Diversity CLE Symposium
Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | NYC
Lunchtime keynote address from Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Online On Demand Programs

Cognitive Bias: Consequences and Challenges Within the Legal ProfessionNovember 12, 2019
Diversity and Inclusion | Updates 2019 | August 15, 2019
Diversity, Inclusion, Elimination of Bias and Cultural Competence
 | July 26, 2019
The Cultural Diversity in Americas Military 2019 | June 12, 2019
Moving the Culture Forward: #MeToo and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace | November 29, 2018
Disrupting Unconscious Bias in the Legal Profession | November 1, 2018
Representing People with Disabilities | October 19, 2018
Best Practices for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession | September 21, 2018
Diversity & Inclusion: Employees, Clients and Business Customers | July 11, 2018 
The Challenge of Achieving Meaningful Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession | June 14, 2018
A Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Review of How to Serve Veterans in Your Law Practice
 | June 12, 2018
Introduction to Immigration Law
 | May 24, 2018
Mitigating Bias: A Focus on Clients with Capacity Concerns
 | May 15, 2018
Diversity in the American Workforce: Applying Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Retaliation Laws
 | April 10, 2018
Transcending Labels: Diversity in the Legal Profession | March 29, 2018
Mindful Communication: Exploring Implicit Bias and Relating Respectfully with LGBTQ People | March 1, 2018
Implicit Bias: What Is It and How Do I Interrupt It
 | February 8, 2018


A Guide to Diversity & Inclusion in the 21st Century Workplace
by: Professor Michael L. Fox

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