Diversity and Inclusion: Every Lawyer’s Professional Responsibility (In-person or Live Webinar)
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When: 12/27/2017
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: In-person (ISBA Headquarters) or Live Webinar
625 E. Court Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

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12:30 - 1:00 - Registration

1:00 - 2:00 - You’re a Lawyer, You Should Know Better: Anecdotal Tales of Workplace Inappropriateness - Speaker: Gina Messamer, Parrish Kruidenier

In "You’re a Lawyer, You Should Know Better: Anecdotal Tales of Workplace Inappropriateness," Gina Messamer will discuss stories from Iowa lawyers that illustrate bias, prejudice, and/or harassment--from the obvious to the insidious. This program will give real-life examples to illustrate where the profession has room for improvement.

2:00 - 4:00 - Calling Out the Culture: Next Steps - Speaker: Hon. Annette Scieszinski, Senior Judge, Iowa District Court

In their professional calling, lawyers are required to avoid manifesting bias, prejudice, and harassment against other persons. In "Calling Out the Culture: Next Steps," Judge Scieszinski will alert participants to ways in which the legal profession falls victim to a culture that implicitly demonstrates bias, prejudice, and/or harassment--typically in ways not recognized by the professionals involved. This program will highlight strategies to reduce the exercise of subconscious influences in the practice of law, leading to a culture of diversity and inclusion.

ISBA Members - $80
ISBA YLD Members (Years 1-5) - $50
Non-ISBA Members - $90
Law Students - Free

CLE CREDIT (approved)
3 state hours which includes 3 ethics hours

Please select attendance preference (in-person or live webinar) when registering for this event. In-person portion of this event will take place at the ISBA Headquarters in Des Moines.

If attending via the live webinar option, any materials related to this event, as well as joining instructions, will be sent via e-mail prior to the event. Please include e-mail address when registering for this event. ISBA members, please make sure we have your most up-to-date e-mail address.

Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee