Diversity and Eliminating Racial and Systemic Bias in the Courtroom (Webinar)
This program is co-sponsored by the Albany County Bar Association, the Trial Lawyers Academy, and the Capital District Women’s Bar Association. If you are a member of those Associations and are having trouble registering, please contact the Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452. This program is free for law students.
Over the course of history, intentional and implicit racial and social systemic bias have infiltrated our justice system in a manner which has directly impacted the attorneys litigating cases in our trial courts, jurors, the parties at issue, judicial verdicts and public perception of and trust of the system as a whole. This program discusses the history of systemic racism and social bias in the courtroom and landmark cases, such as Batson v. Kentucky, and its progeny which address such issues. Key topics include due process and fair trial, jury selection, disparate judicial outcomes, and racial, ethnic, national heritage, language and American Disabilities Act (ADA) specific issues. Please join our elite panelists as they highlight ongoing injustice in the courtroom associated with systemic racial and social bias and concrete strategies to remedy such. The panelists will be available at the conclusion of the formal program for a Q&A session.
- October 15, 2020
- 5:15 PM
- 6:30 PM
- Virtual Participation
- Mishka Woodley, Esq., Program Chair, Farrell Fritz, P.C.
- Betty Lugo, Esq., Moderator, Pacheco & Lugo, PLLC
- Mark Moretti, Esq., Speaker, Phillips Lytle LLP
- Mirna Santiago, Esq., Speaker, Girls Rule the Law
- Prof. Christian Brook Sundquist, Speaker, Albany Law School
- Hon. Christina Ryba, Speaker, Albany County Supreme Court
- Health Law Section