Friday, July 14, 2017 | 11:30 am to 1:00 p.m.

725 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401


Lunch Provided: Please include any dietary restrictions in the comments section of the registration. Space is limited.

The program will define the term implicit bias, and describe the empirical research that suggests implicit biases are wide spread, and can coexist with explicitly avowed anti-racist and tolerant attitudes. We will explore the questions of whether it is ethically condemnable to harbor an implicit biases and whether we should suspect ourselves of racial bias, and therefore correct for it in ordinary activities, including how we practice law.  Finally, we will discuss strategies to reduce the influence of implicit bias on our decisions and actions.

Our Presenter:

Alfred Ray English is currently the Assistant Dean of Career and Employment Services at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. Prior to joining ASU, Ray served as the Associate Director of Career Services at Georgia State University College of Law. He attended Wentworth Military Junior College and was recognized as a Distinguish Military Graduate, receiving a commissi in the U.S. Army Reserve.  Rayreceived his B.S. from The Ohio State University and his Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude.  He served six years as a Staff Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force.  Upon leaving the military, Ray served as an Assistant Professor of Law teaching criminal law and litigation skills. He left teaching to become the attorney/policy advisor for the Atlanta City Council and the Managing Director for a national legal staffing firm.  Ray has been appointed to serve on the NALP Board of Directors, and elected to serve on the NALP Nominating Committee. He has presented on the subjects of implicit bias and diversity on numerous occasions, including at the NALP Annual Education Conference, and law firms such as Perkins Coie, and Jennings Strouss.

The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement.  This activity may qualify for up to 1 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 1 hour(s) of professional responsibility.

This is a State Bar of California Approved CLE. 1.00 Hours of MCLE Credit. 0.0 Hours Ethics, 0.0 Hours Substance Abuse/Mental Illness Hours and 1.0 Bias Hours.