Southern District to offer CLE on implicit bias

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The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana next month will host a training session on implicit bias in the legal environment, welcoming both experienced and young attorneys to attend.

The program will be presented by Preshuslee Thompson from the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. The goal of the program is to “equip attorneys with a deeper understanding of unconscious mental processing, the ways in which these implicit associations impact our decision-making despite good intentions, and what actions can be taken to prevent and respond to the emergence of bias.”

The event will begin at 1 p.m. March 6 in the William E. Steckler Ceremonial Courtroom at the Birch Bayh Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, 46 E. Ohio St., Indianapolis. The event will also be livestreamed in Chicago at the Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse.

Sponsored by the 7th Circuit Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the event is free and pending 90 minutes of continuing legal education credit. Preregistration is required.

Individuals interested in attending can register by emailing Debbie Groboski at dg@ag‐ Those registering for the free event must specify attendance in Indianapolis or Chicago.

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