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Actively Eliminating Bias through Diversity and Inclusion: What is the new OCA direction and how to apply it to my practice?

Tuesday March 20

  • By: Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Brook, NY
  • Source: New York

BBA Member $60
Non-Member $100
Law Student $10
Non-Attorney $50
Loyalty Pass Holder – FREE**
+$20 for walk-up registration

**For information on our pre-paid Loyalty Pass, please contact Jen Bryan at 718-624-0675 ext. 209.

Presented by:
Gil V. Perez, Esq.

The New York State CLE Board has implemented a new category of credit that is required for all attorneys. This course is set to answer the question at hand – what exactly is Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias? Through an overview of the variety of courses given on this subject this question will be answered. Best practices for solo practitioners and small law firms will also be provided.

Ethical considerations in the field of diversity and inclusion will also be discussed including lapses where practitioners failed to meet best practices. It will consider caselaw, recent developments and offer a course for ethical implementation of the new direction proposed by the OCA.

Gil Perez is an Attorney at Law, Professional Engineer and licensed as a NYC Master Plumber. He is currently in private practice and does guardianships, receiverships, and cases involving administrative law. While working for the New York City Housing Authority in their field operations unit, he became very aware of the diversity of the City of New York.

  • CLE Credit Comments: 2 MCLE Credits (1 Diversity and Inclusion*, 1 Ethics) *Diversity Inclusion and the Elimination of Bias is a newly required credit for all attorneys registered in New York State as of January 1, 2018. For more information, please see the courts website.
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