Galit Kierkut, a shareholder in the Labor & Employment (L&E) Practice and Litigation Practice will moderate a NJICLE program on September 21, 2022. This diversity CLE program titled “Employment Litigation and Unconscious Bias – How to Combat Its Detrimental Impact on Your Cases and Your Clients” will take place in person in New Brunswick, NJ, with a virtual option available.
The panel will consist of practitioners, diversity professionals, and academics as they examine the impact of unconscious bias in employment litigation and what you can do to combat its detrimental impact on your colleagues, your clients and your cases. This panel, consisting of plaintiffs’ attorneys, defense attorneys, a diversity officer, a mediator and an academic, will examine all of the facets of employment discrimination cases - from the initial preventative steps that should be taken by employers to the investigation phase, and the stressors that bring out latent bias in depositions, mediations and, finally, trials. There will be an emphasis on how bias impacts young practitioners, women and people of color as litigators, and a discussion of the new jury selection rules in NJ and the effect they may have on bias in the courtroom.