Consulting, Implicit Bias

Attorney Gender Presentation: What’s Good For The (Masculine) Goose Is Not Good For The (Feminine) Gander

The American Bar Association (ABA) has explored several initiatives to reduce bias against women lawyers. Two 2018 articles, one in The Atlantic by Lara Bazelon, and a reply by Chris Arguedas that appeared in The Recorder, offer different views gender in the courtroom. They offer their views on presentation styles that female attorneys employ before […]

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Consulting, Implicit Bias

Implicit Bias: Process & Remedies

  We’ve encountered, and contended with, implicit bias in our work as trial consultants. Some clients are curious as to how implicit bias works and how we can counteract it. In our other posts, we cover practical and academic aspects of implicit bias including how biases impact bench trials, jury trials, and arbitration. In the […]

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Implicit Bias

Implicit Association Test (IAT): Inside Academic Debates

We’ve discussed the basic process and remedies for implicit bias in other posts, how implicit bias manifests in jury trials. In this post, we take you behind the scenes of academia to explore the conflicting opinions of the researchers. The academic consensus is a complicated minefield that has caused a considerable amount of debate in academia. […]

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Consulting, Implicit Bias

Cognitive Psychology & Implicit Bias

What do I need to know about implicit bias and the scholarly research on implicit bias? 1. Everyone has implicit biases. Research has found this to translate to discriminatory practices by doctors, judges, jurors, attorneys, teachers, etc. Why does everyone have implicit bias? – Cognitive psychology tells us that mental shortcuts, or heuristics, allow our […]

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