1.00 Elimination of Bias Credit - The focus for the program is to understand and demonstrate
how implicit bias discussions in the legal profession must include mental
health (including substance use) and stress issues. This program will
begin with a general understanding of the concept of implicit bias and discuss
how implicit bias stands in the way of lawyers seeking the help they need for
mental health and stress issues. While it’s hard for anyone to ask for
help, there is a double stigma for those already in underrepresented groups.
This program will address the challenge for lawyers, judges and law students to
ask for help for mental health issues, the relationship between mental health
issues and diversity and inclusion and a discussion of current challenges and
strategies to address them.