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Moving the Bar: Recognizing and Tackling Bias in the Practice of Law

impact upon the profession and how to move forward

According to a 2018 Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data, the “post-Millennial” or "GenZ" generation is more racially and ethnically diverse than previous generations, with only 52% identifying as non-Hispanic whites. Yes, most are still getting their primary and secondary educations, but the elders of the group are "...enrolling in college at a significantly higher rate than Millennials were at a comparable age." What does this have to do with the legal profession? This is the future for both clients and the justice system that serves them.

While the U.S. continues to grow more diverse every year - with a majority of the U.S. population is predicted to be nonwhite by the year 2050 - the law continues to be a very white (86%) and very male (63%) influenced profession. Combine this with an aging population and you have two intersecting groups where communication and understanding are paramount, if for no other reason than to provide better legal services to a changing client base.

This course will provide perspectives on bias in the legal profession and steps that individuals and organizations can take to mitigate any negative impact on the justice system and the people within it.

Not sure if this course is for you? Check out this short clip that shares practical ways to incorporate diversity in day-to-day decisions and a fun story to illustrate the implicit bias in all of us.

CLE Eligibility

If you are unsure if this program has been approved in your state or have any questions about self-reporting, please click on the CLE icon to find out more or  contact us before taking the time to purchase and complete this program!


  • Members and Alumni: $30
  • Non-members: $45