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2021 Howard A. Levine Award Ceremony And CLE Program (It’s Not Me, It’s Them: Blind Spot Bias In The Family Court System)

2021 Howard A. Levine Award Ceremony And CLE Program (It’s Not Me, It’s Them: Blind Spot Bias In The Family Court System)

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2021 HOWARD A. LEVINE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JUVENILE JUSTICE AND CHILD WELFARE & CLE PROGRAM | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

Brief Welcoming Remarks

T. Andrew Brown, Esq.

New York State Bar Association President

Lorraine R. Silverman, Esq.

Chair, New York State Bar Association Committee on Children and the Law

5:10 p.m.

Opening Remarks and Presentation of Awards

Hon. Michael J. Garcia

Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals

5:20 p.m.

Acceptance Remarks

Hon. Mark M. Meddaugh

Family Court Judge

Sullivan County Family Court

Karen R. Crandall, Esq.

Attorney for the Child

Schenectady, NY

CLE PROGRAM

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Kristen Conklin, Esq.

Executive Director

New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children

"It’s Not Me, It’s Them"  Blind Spot Bias in the Family Court System (an interactive CLE)

Presented by the New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children

Professor Kristin Nicole Henning*

Director, Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative

Georgetown Law

Professor Kristin Henning examines racial bias as a real and lived experience for people of color involved in the juvenile and family legal systems. Kris helps systems’ actors recognize their own biases and develop strategies to counter them. Her interactive workshop identifies dehumanizing language and attitudes that drive the legal system and gives participants concrete skills to interrupt bias as it occurs.

Participants will: (a) become familiar with research on the nature and scope of unconscious bias in the youth and family court systems (b) recognize their own biases and develop strategies to counter it; (c) understand the impact of blind spot bias on their advocacy as attorneys, social workers, investigators, support staff, and managers; and (d) develop concrete skills to interrupt bias and microaggressions affecting the people we serve. 

This CLE is appropriate for attorneys, social workers, investigators, and other interdisciplinary staff within the court system.

(1.5 MCLE Credits in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias)

*For more information about this Speaker, please visit prhspeakers.com

Please Note: In order to receive MCLE credit for this program, you MUST view the program LIVE on October 6th. The program will be recorded, but the recording will only be available for 14 days on the Commission's website. You will not be able to receive MCLE credit for viewing the program recording.

You may register for this event online or by calling the NYSBA Member Resource Center at (800) 582-2452.

Program Co-Sponsors

New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children

Committee for Children and the Law

Committee on Continuing Legal Education

Start Date:
  • October 6, 2021
Start Time:
  • 5:00 PM
End Time:
  • 7:00 PM
Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias Credit(s):
  • 1.5
Total Credit(s):
  • 1.5
Region:
  • Virtual Participation
Format:
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0LG31
NYSBA Member Price: $0.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $0.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Committee On Children And The Law
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education