Practical Tips & Strategies To Combat
Implicit Biases In Law Firms and Society
Date: Friday, April 28, 2023
Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Credits: 1.0 EP
- Show lawyers that they do have implicit biases
- Teach how to curtail implicit biases at your firm/practice by using concrete examples and strategies
When we can recognize our own biases, and those of others, we can be in control of changing systematic biases within our workplace and society, removing processes that support only one set of particular outcomes. This, in turn, ensures we are doing our part as lawyers to level the playing field.
This webinar includes an interview with Janice Y. Walshok, Shareholder, Petit Kohn, an established law firm with 44 attorneys. Janice’s interview will serve as a useful application of how deliberate focus and thought to bias programs within a law firm culture can be established and used effectively.
This program will help you learn:
- How to identify and address implicit biases of any kind among yourself, your staff, colleagues, clients, and vendors regardless of the size of your firm/practice
- Actionable, concrete strategies and tips to address and minimize these biases
- How to turn these biases into a diversity model that will help you grow your practice and firm into a renowned leader in equalizing society.
- How to bring this change in perspective to any institution
Originally recorded December 30, 2022
Katy Goshtasbi, Esq.:
Katy Goshtasbi is a branding, diversity, and growth expert and founder of Puris Consulting. She works with law firms, lawyers, and organizations on growing with diversity, in size and profits, by mastering change and developing brands that get their message out effectively and ethically. The results include happier, more productive lawyers, reduced stress, attracting better clients and more revenues. Katy practiced securities law for over 14 years at the US Securities & Exchange Commission, on Capitol Hill, in a major law firm and in-house. She has written two books on the subject matter, one for the ABA. She was the 2018-2019 Chair of the ABA Law Practice Division (LPD) and in 2020-2021 Katy became the Chair of the ABA LPD Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She can be reached by email at email@example.com.
Janice Y. Walshok, Shareholder, Pettit Kohn:
Janice Walshok has experience primarily in the fields of personal injury, including wrongful death, product liability, and insurance bad faith. She had the distinct honor of serving as a judicial extern for the Honorable John A. Houston for the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Janice has successfully tried several jury trials, argued before the Second District Court of Appeal, and prevailed at the Ninth Circuit in upholding a corporate client’s defense verdict on a motion for summary judgment in a traumatic brain injury case against one of the notable law firms in Los Angeles. She continues to succeed in obtaining early resolutions for her clients by way of summary judgment, motions to strike, and other dispositive motions.
Janice was nominated for the 2017 Best of the Bar and selected to Super Lawyers’ 2015-2020 San Diego Rising Stars list, which is a recognition that is bestowed on less than 2.5% of all attorneys. Recently,she was recognized among the 2023 Best Lawyers in America for her work in Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. Janice was a Board Member of San Diego Defense Lawyers from 2015-2017. In 2017, Janice presented before the San Diego Defense Lawyers regarding how to attack and prove the reasonable value of plaintiff’s medical expenses in personal injury cases post Howell v. Hamilton Meats.
Janice Walshok is a graduate of University of California, San Diego (B.A. Political Science, 2005) and California Western School of Law (J.D., 2008) where she was a recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship. She was born in Oklahoma City but raised in Hawaii. She lives in San Diego where she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Important information & login instructions:
- This is not eligible as part of the 2023 Annual Pass.
- Minimum attendance requirements must be met. No partial credit available.
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