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.”
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
11:45 a.m. | Addressing Implicit Bias in Opening Statement
12:15 p.m. | Cross-examining witnesses with Implicit Bias
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).