CLE Program

Challenging Implicit Bias in the Probate and Family Court


Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Massachusetts Bar Association
Zoom Webinar

Program Code:


Program Options:

This event is free.

The MBA offers, upon request, Certificates of Attendance to individuals who attend real-time webcasts. Certificates are not available for participation in recorded MBA On Demand programs.

Online registration for this event has closed.

This event is FULL.

Please note that all programs are subject to cancellation. All program updates will be posted on

If you have questions concerning a program you are registered for or your registration status, please contact MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530.

If you have questions/issues with purchasing or viewing a CLE Program, please click here to email Massbar Education.

Our legal system is built upon an inherent and overarching assumption of equality under the law, and a denial of equal justice to one is a failure for all. Recent events have exposed the reality in our society that the aspiration of complete equality often falls short, sometimes with tragic consequences. Unconscious patterns in human behavior can give rise to an implicit bias that impacts delivery of justice in our legal system and in society in general.

Please join us for an in-depth panel discussion and interactive training with Probate and Family Court Chief Justice John D. Casey, David Hoffman and John Laing. Learn how to recognize implicit biases in yourself and how to minimize their impact in the context of Probate and Family Court matters.

This webinar will be hosted using Zoom. Registration is required by 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, to participate in this program. After you register with the MBA, please look for an email from the  Probate and Family Court with the Webinar ID and Password. The email will be sent before the program.


Kevin G. Diamond, Esq., Program Co-chair
Rico, Murphy, Diamond & Bean LLP, Natick
Dana Sue Doyle, Esq., Program Co-chair
Probate and Family Court-Berkshire, Pittsfield
Hon. John D. Casey, Chief Justice, Panelist
Probate & Family Court Department, Boston
David A. Hoffman, Esq., Panelist
Boston Law Collaborative LLC, Boston
John Laing, chief experience and diversity officer, Panelist
Executive Office of the Trial Court, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Family Law Section
Probate Law Section

Become an MBA Member Today!

Education, advocacy, networking, volunteer and mentoring opportunities, insurance, referrals ─ these are just some of the many reasons to belong to the MBA. We also provide access to services and tools to help you sharpen your practice and manage your work-life balance.