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Sexual Orientation Bias In and Out of the Courtroom

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Date Published

January 31, 2013


Consumer Attorneys of California


Elimination of Bias


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This program will provide participants with one hour of required specialty credits for elimination of bias by looking at society’s shifting attitudes towards the LGBT community, and how to make sure you are addressing these changes inside and outside of the courtroom to ensure the best possible representation of your clients. The program will include a brief overview of LGBT history, including how “gay” looked historically, as well as an up-to-date look at LGBT individuals and how increased visibility is challenging antiquated stereotypes. After a touching briefly on results November’s election, key LGBT legislation and cases currently pending before the United States Supreme Court, the program will provide practical tips for interacting with colleagues, clients, jurors and judges to help you avoid inadvertently offending friends, family and members of the LGBT community.

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Casey R. Johnson
Aitken Aitken & Cohn

Casey R. Johnson is a partner at Aitken Aitken & Cohn, representing plaintiffs in matters involving catastrophic... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Sexual Orientation Bias In and Out of the Courtroom - Video
Sexual Orientation Bias In and Out of the Courtroom - Audio
Sexual Orientation Bias In and Out of the Courtroom - Paper
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If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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How to Attend

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