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NCWBA Conversations About Implicit Bias @ABA Meeting — Miami

February 3, 2017

For those of you who will be attending the ABA midyear meeting in Miami this coming February, we hope you will spend part of your Friday with us in conversations about strategies for bar leaders of all generations to combat bias.


On  Friday, February 3 we will meet from 11:45 to 1:15 at the Hilton Miami Downtown with the ABA Young Lawyers Division for lunch, a panel presentation and discussion entitled Cross-Generational Collaboration to Conquer Implicit Bias. The program will be moderated by Kathleen Nalty, a nationally-recognized authority on implicit bias and author of Going ‘All-In’ on Diversity and Inclusion: The Law Firm Leader’s Playbook. She will be joined by Laura Rees Acosta, Director, Diversity & Inclusion at Goodwin, and Robin Wolpert, Minnesota State Bar Association President. Cost of the luncheon program is $50. To register, click here. After filling out the initial registration information, click on the link for Young Lawyers Division to access information about the luncheon.


After lunch, we will join with the National Conference of Bar Presidents and the ABA Young Lawyers Division in a Diversity Forum, from 2:40 – 3:40 pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Monroe/Tuttle, Terrace Level. Ray Abadin, past president of the Florida Bar will lead a provocative and interactive discussion on the subject of implicit gender bias: what is it? Why does it matter? What can be done to approach this very real dynamic in a way that unifies rather than divides? Whether and how you respond will determine what your association will look like in years to come. Following the presentation, attendees are encouraged to participate in round-table discussions. To attend, there is no registration fee, but you must register for the ABA midyear meeting.



February 3, 2017