Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias Curriculum

Update to the cle rules

The CLE Board issued two updates to the CLE program rules, including the addition of a new category of CLE credit.

In addition to ethics and professionalism, skills, law practice management, and areas of professional practice, a new category was added for diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias courses. This category of credit is effective July 1, 2018. Providers of CLE will be able to classify courses as diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias courses.

For more information regarding this new rule visit: www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/CLE

In an effort to assist attorneys with compliance with the new rules, free CLE programs were offered on diversity, inclusion and elimination of bias topics for NYSBA members. The online on-demand archives as well as upcoming live programs are listed below.

If you have course proposals and speaker suggestions for programs that incorporate diversity, inclusion and the elimination of bias topics please email them to NYSBA CLE Director, Katherine Suchocki.


Upcoming Programs

Community Diversity Day: Implicit Bias and Diversity in the Legal Profession
Friday, April 26 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Albany Law School | 80 New Scotland Avenue, Dean Alexander Moot Court Room | Albany
Free for NYSBA Members | Free for Law Students | Non-Member: $100

Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives in the Legal Profession: Creating an Inclusive Environment for All
Monday, May 13 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Downtown | 10 Lafayette Square | Buffalo
Free for NYSBA Members | Non-Member: $150

Disrupting Implicit Bias in the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Industries: A Focus on the Legal Profession
Thursday, May 16 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Pryor Cashman LLP | 7 Times Square Tower | NYC
Free for EASL Section Members | NYSBA Member: $25 | Non-Member: $150

Smooth Moves 2019: Career Strategies for Attorneys of Color
Thursday, May 23 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Awards Ceremony & Reception to follow: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse | 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor | NYC
Free for NYSBA Members & Non-Members


Diversity Programs | Available Online On-Demand 

Moving the Culture Forward: #MeToo and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
1.0 MCLE Credit: 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Members: $45 | Non-Members: $145

Disrupting Unconscious Bias in the Legal Profession
1.5 MCLE Credits: 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias, 0.5 Areas of Professional Practice
Members: $50 | Non-Members: $150

Representing People with Disabilities
7.0 MCLE Credits: 5.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Members: $175 | Non-Members: $275

Best Practices for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
1.5 MCLE Credits: 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias, 0.5 Areas of Professional Practice
Members: $50 | Non-Members: $150

Diversity & Inclusion: Employees, Clients and Business Customers
1.0 MCLE Credit in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Members: $45 | Non-Members: $145

The Challenge of Achieving Meaningful Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
1.0 MCLE Credit in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Members: $45 | Non-Members: $145

Implicit Bias: What Is It and How Do I Interrupt It
1.0 MCLE Credit in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Members: $45 | Non-Members: $145

Mindful Communication: Exploring Implicit Bias and Relating Respectfully with LGBTQ People
2.0 MCLE Credits in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Members: $75 | Non-Members: $175

Transcending Labels: Diversity in the Legal Profession
1.0 MCLE Credit in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Members: $45 | Non-Members: $145

Diversity in the American Workforce: Applying Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Retaliation Laws
1.0 MCLE Credit in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Members: $45 | Non-Members: $145

Mitigating Bias: A Focus on Clients with Capacity Concerns
1.0 MCLE Credit in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Members: $45 | Non-Members: $145

Introduction to Immigration Law
8.5 MCLE Credits: 4.5 Professional Practice, 2.0 Skills, 1.0 Ethics, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Members: $150 | Non-Members: $250

A Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Review of How to Serve Veterans in Your Law Practice
6.0 MCLE Credits: 3.0 Skills, 2.0 Professional Practice, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
Members: $150 | Non-Members: $250


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