Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

Communication Techniques to Overcome Gender Bias in the Legal Profession

Program Number: 30242

Program Date: 12/01/2020

Description

Andie Kramer and Alton B. Harris, authors of Breaking Through Bias (Second Edition) and It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace, discuss the nature and extent of the achievement disparity between female and male lawyers, and why and how gender stereotypes and the biases that flow from them cause this disparity by preventing women from advancing in their legal careers as far and as fast as men. Andie and Al provide lawyers with specific insights and communication techniques they can use to avoid or overcome these often subtle and unconscious gender biases in their legal practices. The program includes a discussion of the relevance of ABA’s Model Rule 8.4(g), ABA Resolutions 10A, 108D, 300, 302, and ABA’s Mission Statement.

I. Understand the pervasive nature of gender stereotypes with respect to women, men, families, work, and leadership

II. Recognize how these gender stereotypes result in discriminatory biases that operate to hold women back in their legal careers

III. Learn practical strategies and effective techniques to avoid or overcome gender bias and achieve gender equality in the legal profession

IV. Develop the ability to use Attuned Gender Communication, when, and as appropriate

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour, including 1.0 Credit of Diversity, Inclusion and EOB
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour, including 1.0 Credit of Diversity, Inclusion and EOB

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Presenters


Alton (Al) B. Harris, Esq.

Ungaretti & Harris

Alton B. Harris was a founding partner of the Chicago law firm Ungaretti & Harris, now part of Nixon Peabody LLP. At Ungaretti and Harris, Mr. Harris served at various times as managing partner, executive and compensation committee member, and head of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group. He is an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law, and he sits on the board of directors of a billion-dollar technology corporation. He has served as mentor, coach, and counselor to many businesswomen and persons of color, recently wrote with Ms. Kramer, “Taking Control: Women, Gender Stereotypes, and Impression Management” and their book, Breaking Through Bias.


Mr. Harris and Andrea S. Kramer have been working together for more than 30 years to promote gender equality in the workplace. Married to each other, they are highly successful lawyers who have mentored thousands of women over the course of their careers. They have collaborated on more than 100 articles, blog posts, and webcasts, given numerous workshops, speeches, and panel discussion across the country, and co-authored the groundbreaking book, BREAKING THROUGH BIAS: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work. Their writing, speaking, and mentoring all have as their objective helping women, men, and organizations to recognize and eliminate the discriminatory consequences of stereotype bias of all sorts, including gender, racial, and age. Their presentations—and BREAKING THROUGH BIAS—offer unique, balanced advice to employ communication techniques and to adopt policies and practices to reduce the difficulties women and minorities face in advancing in their careers and assure their career opportunities are comparable to white men’s.

 

Andie and Al now have a new book!

Breaking Through Bias, Second Edition!!

Here is a link to the book: https://bit.ly/BTB2ndEd.

 

 

Andrea S. Kramer, Esq.

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Andrea S. Kramer is a partner in the international law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP. She has mentored thousands of women and written many articles on implicit bias and affective communication techniques, including co-authoring the American Bar Association’s guide, “What You Need to Know About Negotiating Compensation.” She co-founded the Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance (WLMA) and currently serves as the organization’s board chair. She was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America by the National Law Journal and received the prestigious Gender Diversity Lawyer of 2014 award from Chambers USA. She is Chair Emerita of the Chicago Foundation for Women.

Ms. Kramer and Alton B. Harris have been working together for more than 30 years to promote gender equality in the workplace. Married to each other, they are highly successful lawyers who have mentored thousands of women over the course of their careers. They have collaborated on more than 100 articles, blog posts, and webcasts, given numerous workshops, speeches, and panel discussion across the country, and co-authored the groundbreaking book, BREAKING THROUGH BIAS: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work. Their writing, speaking, and mentoring all have as their objective helping women, men, and organizations to recognize and eliminate the discriminatory consequences of stereotype bias of all sorts, including gender, racial, and age. Their presentations—and BREAKING THROUGH BIAS—offer unique, balanced advice to employ communication techniques and to adopt policies and practices to reduce the difficulties women and minorities face in advancing in their careers and assure their career opportunities are comparable to white men’s.

 

Andie and Al now have a new book!

Breaking Through Bias, Second Edition!

Click here to see the book: https://bit.ly/BTB2ndEd.

 

 

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