Thursday, July 21, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The primary focus of this program is to understand that implicit bias in the legal profession includes attitudes and beliefs about mental health (including substance use) and stress issues. Joan Bibelhausen, Executive Director of MN Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, will begin by establishing a general understanding of the concept of implicit bias and discuss how it so often stands in the way of lawyers seeking the help they need for mental health and stress issues.
While it’s hard for anyone to ask for help, there is a double stigma for those already in underrepresented groups. This program will address the challenge for lawyers, judges and law students to ask for help for mental health issues, the relationship between mental health issues and diversity and inclusion, and a discussion of current challenges and strategies to address them.
– Joan Bibelhausen; Executive Director, Minnesota Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 1.0 elimination of bias credit. The maximum number of total credits you may claim for attending this program is 1.0 credit.