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Implicit Bias in the Courtroom CLE

May 24 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

8:50 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., S.J Quinney College of Law
What is implicit bias? Does it negatively affect decision making by judges, jurors, lawyers and witnesses? What can be done to address the problem?

A symposium by the Utah Chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers featuring Senior U.S. District Judge Mark W. Bennett, Implicit Bias pioneer, author, researcher and teacher.

4 hours CLE (pending), including 1 hour of ethics (pending). Private Practitioners $200. Public Service/Non-profit Practitioners $100. Registration required »

To register, contact Bryon Benevento.

Sponsored by the Utah Chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers, co-sponsored by the S.J. Quinney College of Law. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to “and Justice for all.”

Agenda

8:30 a.m. | Welcome and Opening Remarks – Carlie Christensen, Chair ACTL State Committee

9:00 a.m. | Introduction to Implicit Bias – Hon. Mark W. Bennett, Senior U.S. District Court Judge, Northern District of Iowa

9:45 a.m. | Introduction to Implicit Bias in the Courtroom – Hon. Mark W. Bennett, Senior U.S. District Court Judge, Northern District of Iowa

10:30 a.m. | Break with refreshments provided

10:45 a.m. | Facing Implicit Bias during Voir Dire without violating Rules 3.5 and 4.4 of the Rules of Professional Conduct

  • Mock Voir Dire of six jurors – ACTL Fellow Kathy Nester, Federal Public Defender for the District of Utah
  • Panel Discussion – Hon. Mark W. Bennett, Senior U.S. District Court Judge, Northern District of Iowa; Hon. Judith S. Atherton, Third District Court; ACTL Fellow Andrew M. Morse – Snow Christensen & Martineau

11:45 a.m. | Addressing Implicit Bias in Opening Statement

  • Mock Opening – ACTL Fellow Alan Sullivan – Snell & Wilmer Panel discussion;  Judge Mark W. Bennett; Judge (to be named); ACTL Fellow Andrew M. Morse – Snow Christensen & Martineau
  • Panel Discussion – Hon. Mark W. Bennett, Senior U.S. District Court Judge, Northern District of Iowa; Hon. Judith S. Atherton, Third District Court; ACTL Fellow Andrew M. Morse – Snow Christensen & Martineau

12:15 p.m. | Cross-examining witnesses with Implicit Bias

  • Mock cross of civil Defendant – ACTL Fellow Richard D. Burbidge – Burbidge Mitchell & Gross
  • Panel Discussion – Hon. Mark W. Bennett, Senior U.S. District Court Judge, Northern District of Iowa; Hon. Judith S. Atherton, Third District Court; ACTL Fellow Andrew M. Morse – Snow Christensen & Martineau

 

Free parking is available at the Rice-Eccles Stadium. We encourage you to use public transportation to our events. Take TRAX University line to the Stadium stop and walk a half block north. For other public transit options use UTA’s Trip Planner. The law school is on the Red Route for the University’s free campus shuttles (College of Law stop).

Details

Date:
May 24
Time:
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Organizer

College of Law
Phone:
801-585-3479
Email:
events@law.utah.edu

Venue

S. J. Quinney College of Law
383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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