THURSTON COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION PRESENTS A HALF-DAY CLE
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Hotel RL, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502
The Thurston County Bar Association is making a commitment to diversity. We are offering a half-day CLE on the topics of diversity, white fragility, implicit bias, etc. Increase your awareness and familiarity with these topics and practice the skills needed to improve you work styles, behavior, communications and relationships.
Please mark your calendars now and join us in this commitment.
4 Law & Legal credits are pending approval with the WSBA.
|11:30 am:||Check-in; arrival|
|12:00 pm:||Program Begins|
|12:00pm–1:30 pm||90 minutes: White Fragility (Opening and Skill Building)
Jody Suhrbier, Thurston County Dispute Resolution Center
Introduction of White Fragility, Skill Building
|1:30 pm -1:40 pm||10 minutes: Break|
|1:40 pm –2:30 pm||50 minutes: Implicit Bias: Ensuring Treatment of Clients/Parties as Individuals
Donna Lurie, Mediator/Arbitrator, Lurie Workplace Solutions
Discussion of communicating/interacting with folks of different backgrounds and demographics (veterans, homeless, elderly, race, etc), by learning to identify implicit bias and ways we can ensure we are treating others as individuals rather than stereotypes that stem from some physically-defining or cultural-based characteristics.
|2:30 pm –2:40 pm||10 minutes: Break|
|2:40 pm –3:30 pm||50 minutes: View from the Bench: How the Judicial System Addresses Parties as Individuals
The Honorable G. Helen Whitener, Pierce Co. Superior Court Judge
Implicit bias from perspective of the bench? Treating parties as individuals. Examples of implicit bias, how she has developed her skills for combating implicit bias, and how she encourages court room participants to do the same. She may also be able to speak to how trials and settlement conferences should be held to address changing demographics and changing expectations.
|3:30 pm –3:40 pm||10 minutes: Break|
|3:40 pm –4:30 pm||50 minutes: Equity in Delivery of Government Benefits and TCBA: Next Steps
Michael Martinez, Legal and Policy Analyst for the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, Former Counsel at the U.S. Department of Agriculture during the Obama Administration
Implicit Bias within the realms of government benefits delivery (stemming from his years working at the U.S. Department of Agriculture during the Obama Administration), and federal Indian law (stemming from his work now as counsel for twenty Western Washington Indian tribes). Discussion will also illustrate the benefits of diversity and inclusion as an antidote to past discriminatory policies. May also speak to his interest in creating a TCBA Diversity section and seeking a co-chair or establishing a committee to continue TCBA’s commitment to diversity.
|4:30 pm||Program Conclusion|
Complimentary coffee, tea, cookies will be served. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.
Please Register online at www.thurstoncountybar.com by Friday, September 6th at 5:00 p.m. or send a check (payable to TCBA) to: TCBA, PO Box 1653, Olympia, WA 98507
TCBA Members & staff = $65.00
Non-Member Attorneys = $115.00
Venue: Red Lion in Olympia
- August 31, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm