CLE Program

Navigating Unconscious Bias


Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Massachusetts Bar Association
Conference Room 101
20 West St
Boston, MA, 02111

Program Code:



MBA Paralegals : $0.00
MBA Law Students : $0.00
MBA New Admittee : $0.00
MBA Member : $0.00
Non-member : $50.00

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Potential Impact and Real World Strategy

We all have unconscious biases. We come by them naturally. They are a result of how our brains work and our experiences in life. Our brains make quick assessments, without us even knowing that the process is taking place. As a result, we move toward some people and step back from others. We make positive or negative judgments. We assume potential or dismiss value. Split-second decisions our brains make throughout our day have an impact on how we do our jobs.

Together we will engage in an experiential exercise to probe the concept of unconscious bias and consider the impact it has on interactions within our organizations. We will help participants evaluate how they engage with other lawyers, staff and clients. Finally, we will strategize ways to uncover the process and minimize the negative consequences.

The progam is co-sponsored by the:

  • The Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
  • The Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association
  • The South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston
  • The Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association

Members of the sponsoring organizaitons may attend the program free of charge. To register, please contact member services at (617) 338-0530



Meghan Slack, Esq., Program Co-chair
Law Office of Meghan Slack, Arlington
Michael J. Leard, Esq., Program Co-chair
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Boston
Marguerite A. Fletcher, Esq., Panelist
Fletcher Legal Consulting, Newton
Patricia Hennessy, Esq., Panelist
Hennessy Consulting Group

Sponsoring Sections:

Young Lawyers Division
Labor & Employment Section

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