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    • 19 Apr 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • via Zoom

    Being a Neutral Means Being Neutral: Recognizing and Avoiding Implicit Bias (or Not So Implicit) Bias in Mediation

    H & D CLE

    April 19 from 12:00-1:15

    via Zoom

    DescriptionOften times a mediation is the parties’ “day in court.”  As a result, it is important that the process be fair in perception and reality.  Thus, neutrality in mediation goes beyond having no connection to the parties or the matter at issue.  It requires that the mediator have no patent or latent bias – favorable or unfavorable - of the parties or their attorneys due to gender, orientation, race, culture or other factors that may influence the mediator’s judgment or conduct during the course of the mediation.  Unfortunately, even well-meaning, experienced, and talented mediators may show implicit bias towards a party or an attorney. During this session we hope to identify implicit bias that may impact a mediation and, through role plays, show how to deal with those situations when they arise.

    Speakers: Jonathan Dunitz, Verrill

    John Giffune, Verrill

    Asha Echeverria, Bernstein Shur

    1 hour of H & D CLE credit is pending approval.  Zoom credentials will be emailed to registrants one day before the program.

    • 27 Apr 2023
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Mariner's Church, 368 Fore Street, 4th floor, Portland, ME

    Come celebrate and honor the distinguished judicial career of the Honorable E. Mary Kelly as she enters her retirement.

    Thursday, April 27, 2023

    4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    Mariner’s Church Event Center

    368 Fore St. Portland, ME

    UPSTAIRS-4th Floor

    Informal Reception with Appetizers and Cash Bar

    $30.00 contribution towards room rental and food.  Registration deadline is April 21.

Past events

29 Mar 2023 What You Need to Know about Music Copyrights and Music Licensing
7 Feb 2023 Force Majeure Provisions and Interpretation
12 Jan 2023 Cumberland Bar Association Annual Meeting
16 Dec 2022 Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Clients
8 Dec 2022 Ethical Duties and Electronically Stored Information
7 Dec 2022 Update on Attorney Wellness: How Are We Doing?
20 Oct 2022 U. S. Supreme Court Review and Preview
13 Oct 2022 The Way Laws Should Be: The Role of the Lawyer-Lobbyist
21 Sep 2022 A New Dawn in Consumer Privacy Legislation: What Maine Lawyers Need to Know Heading into 2023
28 Jun 2022 Representing a Pirate in Real Life: Defamation, Johnny Depp, and Capturing the Jury
17 May 2022 Cumberland County District Attorney Candidates' Debate
27 Apr 2022 Animal Law in Maine: An Introduction
26 Apr 2022 Getting Back to Work: Employment Law Tips for a Smooth Transition from Sweatpants to Slacks
31 Mar 2022 Identifying and Resolving Conflicts of Interest and Other Troublesome Ethical Pitfalls
25 Jan 2022 Cumberland Bar Association Annual Meeting
14 Dec 2021 Lawyers and Social Media: the Ethics of What We Say
16 Nov 2021 Microaggressions and the Law: Identification, Impact, and Intervention CLE
27 Oct 2021 Maine Cannabis Law and Policy: Review of Current Status and Updates to Maine’s Two Cannabis Programs – Medical and Adult Use
22 Sep 2021 Post-Moratorium Foreclosures
17 Jun 2021 Digitizing your small firm - How to increase efficiency, create value in your firm, and plan for succession.
22 Mar 2021 A Trauma-Informed Approach to Legal Advocacy
23 Feb 2021 Online Sweepstakes, The Rapid Rise of Legalized Sports Betting, and Office Pools in the Digital Age: The State of Gambling in Maine
28 Jan 2021 Cumberland Bar Association Annual Meeting
27 Jan 2021 The Changing Legal Landscape in Portland
17 Dec 2020 Ethics in 2020
12 Nov 2020 Unconscious Bias: How to Recognize and Interrupt
15 Oct 2020 Creditors' Rights 101
29 Jul 2020 Appearing from Afar: Lessons Learned from the Use of Remote Technology for Hearings and Other Proceedings
17 Jun 2020 Take-Aways from the Goose Rocks Case
15 May 2020 Consumer Issues in the Age of COVID-19
1 May 2020 Employment Issues in the Age of Covid-19
23 Apr 2020 Construction Law for the General Practitioner in the Age of COVID-19
17 Apr 2020 Keep Calm and Lawyer On
9 Apr 2020 Payroll Protection Program: What Your Firm and Your Clients Need to Know
25 Mar 2020 CBA Annual Meeting and Luncheon-Postponed
26 Feb 2020 2020 Fraud Trends Affecting the Legal Sector
29 Jan 2020 How Bias Impacts the Legal Workplace
16 Dec 2019 Anatomy of an Ethics Failure
20 Nov 2019 Family Law Best Trial Practices
13 Nov 2019 How Bias Impacts the Legal Workplace
24 Oct 2019 The Business and Consumer Docket Revisited
21 Oct 2019 Cumberland County Family Law Bench/Bar Meeting
25 Sep 2019 Representing Website Developers and Software Firms
18 Jul 2019 Maine Condominium Law and Practice
25 Jun 2019 New Probate Code Effects on Real Estate: Transfer of Death Deeds
6 Jun 2019 ABA Law Practice Division Meeting
30 May 2019 State Tax: Wayfair and Its Impact on Business
24 Apr 2019 Marijuana in Maine: Where We Are and Where We're Going CLE
8 Mar 2019 The End Of Foreclosure As We Know It?
13 Feb 2019 A Practitioner’s Guide to Trustee Process: Avoiding the Pitfalls and Maximizing Effectiveness
31 Jan 2019 CBA Annual Meeting and Luncheon
11 Dec 2018 Counselor At Law Ethics CLE
27 Jun 2018 Bankruptcy Basics CLE with Judge Cary
31 May 2018 Cumberland County District Attorney Debate
1 Feb 2018 CBA Annual Meeting and Luncheon
28 Nov 2017 Cutting Edge Legal Ethics: When Lawyers Tweet


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