Friday, June 12, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In this eye-opening program, legal humorist Sean Carter uses scientific studies, video demonstrations and personal anecdotes from his decade as a black lawyer to illustrate how lawyers (himself included) form racial, gender, and other biases; and how they are seldom the result of animus or hatred, but rather the result of our brain’s pattern recognition “firmware.” Furthermore, he demonstrates how these biases affect our decisions with regards to hiring, evaluating and employing women and lawyers of color, communicating with clients, and making a myriad of other decisions. And finally, Mr. Carter will provide some tips for how to recognize our own biases and to negate their effects, so that we can make fairer (and better) decisions for our legal organizations and our clients.
– Presented by Sean Carter, J.D.
Sean Carter graduated from Harvard Law School in 1992. His ten years of legal practice focused on corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions. During this time, he represented such clients as GNC, Experian, The Boston Beer Company, Homeside Lending, Safelite Auto Glass, J. Crew and many others. Most recently, he served as in-house counsel to a publicly-traded finance company.
In 2002, Mr. Carter left the practice of law to pursue a career as the country’s foremost Humorist at Law. Since then, Mr. Carter has crisscrossed the country delivering comedic professional educational seminars for more than 400 organizations in more than 40 states. He is also the author of the first-ever comedic legal treatise – If It Does Not Fit, Must You Acquit?: Your Humorous Guide to the Law.
Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 2.0 elimination of bias credits. The maximum number of total credits you may claim for attending this program is 2.0 credits.