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Webinar: Addressing Unconscious Bias Towards the LGBTQI+ Community

August 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Presented by the Workers’ Compensation Section. Co-sponsored by the CLA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. 1 Participatory MCLE Credits and 1 Recognition and Elimination of Bias

Diversity = Noun. Inclusion = Pronouns.

A presentation that addresses unconscious or implicit bias, defined as prejudice or unsupported judgments in favor or against a person or group in a way that is usually considered unfair. Unconscious bias tends to be exhibited towards minority groups based on factors including race, religion, disability, age, nationality, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. How do we mitigate this? By creating a safe and courageous place to educate ourselves about unconscious bias. In this Q&A session, we address legal and social issues, and unconscious bias affecting the LGBTQI+ community. 

Member Price – $55.00
Non-Member Price – $75.00

Speakers: Laura Chiyono Rosenthal and Nancy Hill
Moderator: Hon. Sharon Velzy

Laura Chiyono Rosenthal
Ms. Rosenthal, Shareholder, Meechan, Rosenthal & Karpilow, P.C., represents applicants, primarily before the Santa Rosa WCAB. Her law firm represents injured workers from Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino, and Napa Counties. In addition to serving on various workers’ compensation and bar association committees, Ms. Rosenthal is an adjunct professor of law at Empire Law School. She is yonsei, fourth-generation Japanese-American; she understands personally the impact of unconscious bias and the importance of education to mitigate its impact on all minority groups.

Nancy Hill
Ms. Hill, Partner, Sullivan & Associates, represents self-insured employers, third-party administrators, insurance carriers and corporations in all aspects of workers’ compensation, from inception to resolution of their cases. She devises legal strategy for discovery, conferences and trials, and appears at WCABs throughout Northern California. Throughout Ms. Hill’s career she has participated in LGBTQI+ groups and organizations to further promote inclusivity and diversity in the legal community, including sitting on the committee of the LGBTQI+ Law Section of the Sonoma County Bar Association in 2011-2012. 

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