Addressing the Elephants in the Room: Civility & Diversity in Practice
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Civility and diversity have topped legal headlines throughout 2020, leaving many practitioners concerned about where the problems lie and how they should respond. Explore the current state of civility and diversity in the profession and learn what your ethical obligations require. Analyze civility hypos and address the consequences of toxic lawyering. Delve into the science of implicit bias and learn how confront to diversity issues in your daily practice. Order today!
2:00 pm - 5:15 pm Eastern Standard Time
Break 3:30 - 3:45
Presenter: Joseph M. Russell
2:00 - 3:30
3:45 - 5:15
including - Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias: 1.50 Ethics: 2.00
This nontraditional format course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for up to 3.50 credit hours. 1.5 hours can be applied to the Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias requirement and 2.00 hours can be applied toward the ethics and professionalism requirement. This course is approved for experienced attorneys.
JOSEPH M. RUSSELL is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., where he is a member of the litigation and risk management practice group. Mr. Russell has litigated a wide variety of cases in state and federal courts throughout the country, including commercial, environmental, mass tort, product liability, franchise, consumer fraud, health care, trade secrets, campaign finance and civil rights cases. He is also the firm’s ethics counsel. In this role, he addresses ethics issues for the firm, including research and analysis of complicated ethical and risk management issues. He regularly speaks on ethics to various groups. Mr. Russell is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin (member, Ethics Committee), the Milwaukee Bar Association (chair, Government Law Section), the Seventh Circuit Bar Association and the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association. His bar admissions include Wisconsin; Illinois; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western districts of Wisconsin; the Northern District of Illinois; the District of Colorado; and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Russell earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Georgetown University; his M. Phil. degree from Trinity College, the University of Dublin; his M.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin; and his J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law (senior manuscript editor, Northwestern Law Review; Moot Court Committee).