Thursday, October 20, 2016

October 26: Web - How to Become a Culturally Competent Attorney

You know that you have an ethical obligation to be competent in the law when you take on a client. But what is this cultural competence you’ve heard referred to? Why is it important (if it is), and how do you gain this competence? Is it something that just relates to pro bono cases, or is it important in your work with paying clients?
As part of the ABA’s National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, please join Tiela Chalmers, CEO of the Alameda County Bar Association and Volunteer Legal Services, for a free One-Hour Briefing on how to become culturally competent, and learn how you can make yourself a stronger and more effective attorney.
Topics to be addressed include:
  • What is cultural competence, and why is it important in the practice of law?
  • How does cultural competence differ in pro bono and paying cases?
  • What are some tools attorneys can use to gain cultural competence?
  • Learn how increased cultural competence can help you to recognize and eliminate bias in your practice
Attorneys of all backgrounds, expertise, and experience are welcome. Register now, and learn more about pro bono today!
Title:
How to Become a Culturally Competent Attorney
When/Where:
October 26, 2016
1:00 PM Eastern
Webcast - Register Now!
Credit:
1 Credit in most jurisdictions
Speakers:
  • Tiela Chalmers ~ Chief Executive Officer, Alameda County Bar Association
  • Program Attorney: Amy Taub ~ Practising Law Institute
By:
PLI
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