Symposium on Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession
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Sponsored by the SBAND Women Lawyers Section University of North Dakota School of Law, Baker Courtroom Saturday, September 21, 2019 Approved for 6.0 ND Ethics Credits or 6.0 ND General CLE Credits An application will also be submitted for MN CLE, Ethics, and Elimination of Bias Credits

9/21/2019
When: 09/21/2019
12:00 PM
Where: University of North Dakota School of Law, Baker Courtroom
215 Centennial Drive
Grand Forks, North Dakota  58202
United States
Contact: Julia Ernst
701-777-2255

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Sponsored by the SBAND Women Lawyers Section

University of North Dakota School of Law, Baker Courtroom

Saturday, September 21, 2019

 

Approved for 6.0 ND Ethics Credits or 6.0 ND General CLE Credits

An application will also be submitted for MN CLE, Ethics, and Elimination of Bias Credits

More Information Found Here:

https://law.und.edu/features/2019/08/bias-symposium.html 

 

11:30-12:00:  Registration and Box Lunch

 

12:00-1:30:  The Practical Implications of Unexamined Assumptions

 

 

1:30-1:45:  Break

 

1:45-3:15:  Challenges in the Legal System Concerning People Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

 

  • Pam Smith, Coordinator, Adult Outreach Services, North Dakota School for the Deaf/Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Devils Lake, ND

  • Kathy Frelich, Adult Outreach Specialist, North Dakota School for the Deaf/Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Devils Lake, ND

  • Kristen Elaine Vetter, Adult Outreach Specialist, North Dakota School for the Deaf/Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Grand Forks, ND

 

3:15-3:30:  Break

 

3:30-5:00:  Challenges Facing New Americans and Recent Immigrants as Lawyers, Litigants,

      and Others Working or Interacting with the Legal System

 

  • Olufemi Adisa, DOJ Accredited Representative, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, Fargo

  • Patty Castro (Moderator), Attorney, KPMW PLLP, Grand Forks, ND

  • Ifrah Esse, Small Business Owner and Attorney, Grand Forks, ND

  • Kit Johnson, Professor, Oklahoma U. College of Law, Norman, OK

  • Reis Pagtakhan, Partner, MLT Aikins LLP, Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Cynthia Shabb, Executive Director, Global Friends Coalition, Grand Forks, ND

 

5:00-5:15:  Break

 

5:15-6:45:  Trailblazers—Reflections on Opportunities and Challenges for Women Lawyers

      Past & Present

 

  • Laurie Fontaine, Presiding Judge, Northeast Judicial District Court, Cavalier, ND

  • Laurel Forsberg, Partner, McKennett Law Firm, Williston, ND

  • Teri McMurtry-Chubb, Professor, Mercer University School of Law, Macon, GA

  • Tammy Oltz (Moderator), Professor, University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, ND

  • Lolita Romanick, Judge, Northeast Central Judicial District Court, Grand Forks, ND

  • Rebecca Thiem, Serkland Law Firm, Bismarck, ND

 

6:45-8:30:  Reception Sponsored by the University of North Dakota School of Law

 

 

Please register here:  https://und.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3NL8qA9hmK5pRKl 

 

Early-bird registration fee:  $50.00 if payment is received by August 30, 2019

 

Regular registration fee:  $60.00 if payment is received by September 17, 2019

 

On-site registration fee:  $65.00

 

Reduced registration fee for students and anyone with financial need:  $10.00

 

Please write your check to "SBAND Women Lawyers Section" with "Symposium Registration" in the memo line and send it to:  

 

Julia Ernst

UND School of Law

215 Centennial Drive, Stop 9003

Grand Forks, ND 58202

 

Please note:  a box lunch is not guaranteed for registration fee payments received after September 17, 2019.  If you have any questions about the symposium, or if you need to cancel and would like a reimbursement of your registration fee minus a $10.00 processing fee, please contact Julia Ernst at julia.ernst@law.und.edu.

 

 

 

Reduced Rate Hotels (ask for the “Women Lawyers Section” block of rooms)

 

Hilton Garden Inn, 4301 James Ray Drive, Grand Forks, ND (701-775-6000):  $95.00

 

Canad Inn, 1000 S. 42nd Street, Grand Forks, ND (701-772-8404):  $109.00

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