Register now for this timely video CLE: Post-Charlottesville Ethics for the Woke Lawyer, 1 Ethics (PA), $59. The violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia of August 11 – 13, 2017 have left the nation reeling. Attorneys, like many Americans, are asking themselves what they can do to help heal the nation and advance the cause of social justice. The “woke lawyer” is aware of what is going on around him or herself, and he or she is aware of what is going on within. This CLE helps attorneys understand the roots of racially discriminatory laws in Virginia, such as the miscegenation law prohibiting interracial marriage and its Racial Integrity Act of 1924. The CLE helps lawyers examine, address, and begin to overcome their own implicit biases, referencing materials from the American Bar Association Implicit Bias Initiative and the Harvard University Implicit Association Test.
Presenter: Sheilah Vance, Esq., of Law Offices of Sheilah Vance, has a long history of working on issues related to diversity, social justice, the legal profession and education at all levels. Vance maintains a private law practice and is an Adjunct Professor, Villanova University School of Law; and Affiliated Consultant, The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (The NCHERM Group).