An American courtroom is, by design, free of bias. Women in the legal profession, however, face challenges not present in the experience of their male counterparts. In an attempt to understand gender bias and it’s impact in the courtroom, this program will include a discussion about the psychology of gender stereotyping and explore identifying, understanding and counteracting personal biases be it from clients, the court, jurors, colleagues or opposing counsel.
This program will explore how implicit gender bias may drive decisions behind what roles women lawyers and experts play and presents challenges to the success of women lawyers. The program will include practical discussions led by attorneys who have thousands of hours of courtroom experience. This program, in its inaugural outing, will feature discussions of issues that women lawyers face in the courtroom, in depositions, in client meetings, and beyond.
|8:30 - 9:00
||Registration & Continental Breakfast
|9:00 - 9:10
||Opening remarks and program overview - Bethany W. Kristovich, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
|9:10 - 10:20
||Courtroom Issues Unique to Women
||Presenting to Jurors
|12:45 - 1:45
||Working with Clients and Opposing Counsel
This program is approved for 3 hrs of CA MCLE general credt hours, including 2 hrs of General Credit and 1 hr of Elimination of Bias.
Bridgeport is a State Bar of CA provider of MCLE (Provider 11872) This program offers 3 hrs of MCLE. Bridgeport will assist attorneys from outside CA obtain CLE in accordance with the rules of their state.
Bethany W. Kristovich, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Rachel Brass, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Laura Smolowe, Munger, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Kitty Szeto, Parris Law Firm
Kalpana Srinivasan, Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
Donna Wilson, Manatt, Phelps, and Phillips LLP
Courtney Rowley, The Rowley Law Firm
Susan C. Yu, Susan Yu Law Group, APC
Rebecca Hunt, DOAR