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The Mischief Biases Play in Law and the Legal Profession

An "In Community" Discussion

August 12, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

August 12, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

Shipman & Goodwin
Hartford Office
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT

*Please note that registration is closed.

Featured Guest Speaker: Kimberly Jade Norwood, Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law

Implicit biases are attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. They exist within our unconscious mind and may be positive or negative. They are designed to make life easier to navigate, and often form the basis of gut feelings and hunches that we rely on when making all sorts of decisions. They help our brains categorize and avoid overload, but there can also be improper categorizations that can have negative consequences.

This presentation, our latest in our "In Community" series, will explore how implicit biases manifest themselves and impact decisions in our everyday lives.  It will specifically explore the presence of these biases throughout the legal profession, including their impact on hiring, performance evaluations, jury selection and legal requirements of law.

There will be a Q&A following this discussion.

For more information about our guest speaker and directions, download the event brochure. Questions can be directed to Kevin Roy at (860) 251-5162 or or to Marketing Assistant, Jade Tarca at (860) 251-5777 or

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