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Interrupting Bias: Feedback, Due Diligence, and Reference Checks

  • February 09, 2022
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Online Zoom Webinar


Everyone has bias. Particularly in the last few years, we’ve heard about how to interrupt that bias in public settings. But what about bias in more informal, private settings that aren't as apt for examination and analysis?

The legal and business worlds routinely solicit feedback about people whether for a judicial nomination, references for a new job, eliciting and providing feedback to junior lawyers/evaluation for partnership, or a “what do you think of this person” telephone call. In these more casual, but highly consequential settings, how do we interrupt bias? What should we do, if anything, when a person is described as “not that polished,” “overly enthusiastic,” or “aggressive”?

Please join the Colorado Women’s Bar Association for this free CLE as we learn techniques to listen for unconscious bias in these informal private settings and identify productive ways to interrupt that bias.

Siri Chilazi, a Research Fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School, will guide us on meaningfully engaging with the fact of bias in these settings and also provide tips and practical suggestions on how to interrupt and question that bias.

Approved for two general and two EDI credits. 

Presented by:

Siri Chilazi
Harvard University's Kennedy School

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Zoom Sponsor: Colorado Bar Association/Denver Bar Association
Accessibility Sponsor: Proff Law

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