Implicit Bias Toolkit: A Guide to Recognizing and Eliminating Bias in the Legal Profession


The presenters of this course focus on the topic of implicit bias in the legal profession. They provide a thorough discussion of the issues associated with bias in the workplace, supporting their discussion with  current statistics regarding minorities and women entering and staying in the practice of law.

The presenters address subtle forms of discrimination and explore how we can all become more aware of the implicit biases that we present with in our lives. With a call to action by many major businesses in the U.S. to have diverse vendors and providers of legal services, this course provides helpful insight as to how law firms and corporations alike can work toward promoting diversity in the workplace.


I. Addressing Bias in the Legal Profession
    A. Introduction
    B. A Roadmap
    C. Key Terms
    D. The Legal Landscape Today
        1. A Look at Diversity in Law Firms
        2. Women in Big Law Today
    E. Why Diversity Matters
        1. It's the Fair and Right Thing to Do
        2. Client Expectations
    F. Recognizing Implicit Biases
   G. Studying Bias in the Legal Profession
        1. Overcoming Challenges
        2. What In-house Counsel Might be Doing
   H.  Action Items to Address Bias
        1.  Addressing Bias at Individual Level
        2.  Unconscious Bias Training for an Organization
    I.  Jeopardy: Diversity Statistics and Implicit Bias and     
         Diversity in the Workplace
    J.  Survey Says...
    K.  Key Misconceptions of Harassment

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With influence and presence on both U.S. coasts and abroad, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP enjoys an expansive international platform. The firm has 14 offices in global centers for capital markets, energy and technology and provides its clients with the strength of this reach and a commitment to cross-border service and responsiveness. Pillsbury is a leader in its core areas of focus: capital markets and finance, energy, global sourcing, litigation, real estate, technology, life sciences, and communications.

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Jean Kuei

Jean Kuei is a partner with the law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. She is a bi-coastal labor and employment attorney who partners with employers to craft creative solutions to workplace disputes.

Ms. Kuei advises clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies across a wide array of industries, with an emphasis on the financial services, retail and automobile industries. She is not only a tenacious litigator, but a highly-skilled negotiator, who has earned the respect of her clients and opponents alike. Her work covers a broad range of labor and employment cases from single-plaintiff retaliation, discrimination and harassment matters to multi-plaintiff wage and hour class actions. Ms. Kuei also regularly advises employers on breach of contract, trade secrets, unfair competition and ADA accessibility issues.

She was a 2016 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow, and a recipient of the Greater Washington Urban League’s President’s Award for exemplary legal, community and pro bono service in 2016.

Ms. Kuei received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2003, where she was Staff Editor, Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy and a Gourley Mock Trial Team Member. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000.

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Candice S. Petty

Candice S. Petty serves as Senior Corporate Counsel, Director of Litigation for 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. Ms. Petty oversees and manages all litigation for the Company, including labor & employment litigation, all single-plaintiff and class action litigation, breach of contract actions, regulatory agency complaints and investigations, and a variety of other commercial and consumer-oriented litigation. In addition to her litigation caseload, Ms. Petty is responsible for labor and employment advice and counsel. She advises senior leadership and internal corporate clients on legal and business risks, and provides advice and counsel to Human Resources and field management to ensure compliance with state and federal employment and labor laws and company policies.

In her spare time, Candice volunteers as the Executive Director of the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center overseeing all operations, programming, communications, marketing and corporate fundraising. As the daughter of a police officer, Candice has from a very young age been aware of criminal justice and law enforcement issues, sharing two perspectives: that of someone growing up in the police community, but also witnessing police brutality, racial profiling, and other challenges black people face in the judicial system.

Candice recently completed her term on the Board of Directors for the California Bar Foundation, whose mission it is to promote diversity in the legal profession and create a better and more equitable legal system for all Californians. She is also the past President of Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California, serving two consecutive terms.

Candice received her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2004, and her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 2001.


Price (USD)

Standard Rate: $99.00
Subscribers: FREE
Pillsbury U Online: FREE
Metro State Univ: $99.00


Course Code : 775537

Release Date : 05/29/2018

Length : 57min
Recorded Date : 1/15/2018

Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible

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