Dealing with Unconscious Bias & Discrimination
237 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Whether discrimination comes from overt prejudice or unconscious bias, minorities and women are not receiving equal opportunities or treatment when it comes to landing in-house counsel positions, earning promotions, or making partner in a law firm. In fact, the impact of unconscious bias can be insidious and underestimated or rationalized too easily. How can lawyers identify their own unconscious biases and overcome discrimination when it affects them directly?
This panel will explore:
- The types of unconscious bias to look out for:
- Power of language
- Institutional bias
- Ignorance and education
- How to approach:
- Direct reports
- When an official approach is needed – reporting bias