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Welcome to the 2020 PLAN Virtual Statewide Conference

All workshops will be presented virtually by webinar on the Zoom platform. You must register for individual workshop webinars by clicking the Register for the Webinar button appearing in the workshop description and completing the registration information to be admitted into the webinar.

Pennsylvania CLE credits will be available to attorneys who actively participate in webinars and indicate their participation through polls displayed periodically during the webinars.

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1.5 Ethics Credit [clear filter]
Friday, October 16
 

10:00am EDT

Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession: An Interactive Legal Education Program
Objection is an interactive educational experience on diversity, inclusion, and bias issues in the legal profession. Developed by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLS) Board and Carnegie Mellon Entertainment and Technology Center, this program is designed to advance the awareness of these issues in the legal community.

Facilitator led, the program utilizes animated vignettes, audience polling technology, and group discussions to explore realistic workplace situations and contemplate issues, viewpoints and ethical issues.

Participant Requirements: Due to the interactive nature of this training, participants must clear the browsing history on their device (computer/laptop/ipad/tablet/phone) prior to the start of the training.

Speakers
avatar for Kadeem Morris

Kadeem Morris

Staff Attorney, Community Legal Services
Kadeem Morris is a Staff Attorney in the Housing Unit at Community Legal Services. He primarily provides same day representation to tenants in Municipal Court through the Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project’s Lawyer of the Day Program. Prior to joining Community Legal Services... Read More →
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Brianna Bosak

Communications Officer, Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
Communications Officer for the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
avatar for Patrick Cicero

Patrick Cicero

Executive Director, Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network
avatar for Arlene Marshall-Hockensmith

Arlene Marshall-Hockensmith

Admin Officer, Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network
Arlene Marshall-Hockensmith, Esquire, is the Administrative Officer of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. (PLAN, Inc.) where she oversees the Martin Luther King, Jr. Internship and Fellowship Programs, conducts regular contract compliance monitoring of PLAN programs, disseminates... Read More →
avatar for Queenette Echefu

Queenette Echefu

MLK Fellow, North Penn Legal Services
Queenette Echefu is the MLK and CLE Board Fellow through the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. (PLAN, Inc.) Fellowship Program. She started her fellowship position in August 2019 at North Penn Legal Services (NPLS), Bethlehem, PA. Since her matriculation, Queenette has represented... Read More →



Friday October 16, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Zoom .
 
Thursday, October 29
 

10:30am EDT

Introduction to Structural Racialization
This session will introduce the concept of structural racialization, a framework for understanding institutional and public policies that, whether intentionally or not, create and perpetuate fundamental barriers to economic and social equality for persons and communities of color and opportunities for white individuals and communities.

Pre-assignments and readings: https://bit.ly/StructuralRacialization-Part1



Thursday October 29, 2020 10:30am - 12:30pm EDT
 
Friday, October 30
 

10:30am EDT

Implicit Bias & Debiasing
This session introduces the science of social cognition and implicit bias and the ways in which implicit bias, identity anxiety & stereotype threat contribute to negative racialized outcomes. It also includes an introduction to bias mitigation strategies particularly in the context of staff hiring & retention.

Pre-assignments and readings: https://bit.ly/ImplicitBias-Debiasing



Friday October 30, 2020 10:30am - 12:30pm EDT
 
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