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Unconscious Bias: Can We Talk?
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Unconscious Bias: Can We Talk?

The SCCBA Diversity Committee and the APABA presents an MCLE Seminar:

When: August 31, 2016
Where: SCCBA Seminar & Conference Center
31 North Second Street, 4th Floor
San Jose, California  95113
United States
Presenter: Diversity Committee
Contact: SCCBA

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“Unconscious bias refers to the information, attitudes, and stereotypes that inform our subconscious information-processing and dictate the process by which we take these mental shortcuts. While unconscious information processing is a critical part of human functioning, the shortcuts we take, and the bias that informs those shortcuts, often introduce errors into our decision-making.”  
Managing Unconscious Bias Strategies to Address Bias & Build More Diverse, Inclusive Organizations

This 2-hour elimination of bias course will include an open, honest panel discussion about the unintended and innocent ways in which unconscious bias affects our decision-making process.  We will be joined by prominent community leaders, Andre Chapman, Executive Director of Unity Care Group, Inc. and Chief of Police Edgardo Garcia (City of San Jose), along with our esteemed attorney colleagues in the criminal justice system, Nahal Iravani-Sani, Esq., Deputy District Attorney (Santa Clara County) and Kipp Davis, Esq, Deputy Public Defender (Santa Clara County).  The discussion will focus on raising awareness of unconscious bias, the facts underpinning its existence, and encourage open and honest discussion about the topic to promote healthy debate and effect change.

Do you carry unconscious biases? Enhance your experience and spur lively discussion at this important seminar by gaining some personal insight through short online quizzes. Project Implicit by Harvard University is designed to test bias in various topics including race, gender, sexual orientation, and more. 
Access Project Implicit Social Attitudes quizzes here: 



SCCBA Member $89  
SCCBA New Admittee
 (Under 5 years in practice)
Non-Member $129  
Honorary $29  
Student  $29  
 *APABA Members $89   
 Attend Online
SCCBA Member $95
Non-Member Event Attendee: $135
*APABA members please contact irene cortez for registration. Ph: 408-975-2114.
Registration: 11:30am
Program: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

2.0 Recognition and Elimination of Bias



Andre Chapman,
Executive Director, Unity Care Group Inc.

Edgardo Garcia,
City of San Jose, Chief of Police

Nahal Iravani-Sani, Esq, Deputy District Attorney

Kipp C. Davis,
Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office

Walter Katz, San Jose Independent Police Auditor 



Elizabeth Pappy
Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP 


This seminar is co-sponsored by: 
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley


For your convenience this program is also being offered via Live Webcast.

Please register for either the in person seminar or the live webcast, which have separate pricing levels. Registering for the live webcast requires an InReach account which is separate from your SCCBA account. If you require assistance, please contact InReach at 1-877-880-1335.

Parking is available just across the street from the SCCBA at the 3rd Street Parking Garage located between E. Santa Clara Street and St. John Street (SCCBA does not validate). 

Cancellations and refunds will be accepted only 48 hours prior to the event.  


PLEASE NOTE: Registration fees must be paid prior to the program, or at the program check in. SCCBA will no longer invoice attendees for payment subsequent to the program. Cash, Credit Card, and Check accepted. 

*All seminar materials will be distributed to pre-registrants via email. We will not provide hard copies. If you would like a hard copy of the materials we will provide upon request for a fee o
f $25.00.  

*State Bar of California Approved MCLE: The Santa Clara County Bar Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.   This program is approved for California MCLE credit.

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