On Demand Program

Combating Incidents of Bias in the Workplace and Courtroom


Date Aired: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Runtime: 1:30h

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The Massachusetts Bar Association's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Lawyer Well-Being Committees have joined forces with the Trial Court to host a program on “Combating Incidents of Bias in the Workplace and Courtroom.” During this program, a set of dynamic panelists will discuss active steps the Trial Court has taken to address bias, offer methods for responding to and reporting incidents of bias that are personally experienced or observed in the courtroom, and explain how such steps can be taken in the workplace.

Panelists provided their insights into:

  • How attorneys can report and respond to incidents of bias that are personally experienced or observed in the courtroom.
  • How firms, agencies and other practices can better identify and combat incidents of bias in the workplace.
  • How to effectively impact and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion in the Massachusetts legal community.

The information contained in “Combating Incidents of Bias in the Workplace and Courtroom” represents the views and opinions of the presenters and participants and does not necessarily represent the views or opinions of the Massachusetts Bar Association or the Massachusetts Trial Courts. The On Demand content has been made available for informational and educational purposes only.

This webinar is FREE and was hosted using Zoom.


Grace Garcia, Esq., Program Co-chair
Morrison Mahoney LLP, Boston
Shayla Mombeleur, Esq., Moderator, Program Co-chair
CPCS, Boston
Denise Murphy, Esq., Program Co-chair
Rubin and Rudman LLP, Boston
Hon. Shannon Frison, Panelist
Middlesex Superior Court
Hon. Mark D Mason, Panelist
Hampden County Superior Court, Springfield
Gavin Alexander, Esq., Panelist
Jackson Lewis, Boston
Heidi Alexander, Esq., Panelist
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Boston
Taneekah Johnson, Panelist
Senior Manager for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Experience, Office of Court Management, Massachusetts Trial Court, Boston
Theresa Coney, Esq., Panelist
Racial Equity Trainer, CPCS, Brockton
Sheriece M. Perry, Esq., Panelist
Director of the Court Services and Law Libraries Department, Office of Court Management, Massachusetts Trial Court, Boston
Margaret Peterson Pinkham, Esq., Panelist
Office of Court Management, Massachusetts Trial Court, Boston
Marissa Soto-Ortiz, Esq., Panelist
Director, Corporations Division, and legal counsel, Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Civil Rights & Social Justice Section

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