Clark Hill Attorney Richard H. Chapman Presented the Mindy Chapman & Associates Program “Diversity and Inclusion: A Conversation About Us” on January 25, 2019
CHICAGO, IL – Richard H. Chapman, Of Counsel in Clark Hill Chicago’s Litigation and Labor and Employment Practice Groups, presented the Mindy Chapman & Associates “Diversity and Inclusion: A Conversation About Us” interactive Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program to 30 members of the Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association (CMAA) and resident attorneys of Clark Hill’s Chicago office. Members of CMAA are attorneys at law firms and members of corporate legal departments.
Through candid and heartfelt discussion among the participants, the training focused on: identifying the sources of implicit individual bias; how bias can manifest itself in law firms and corporate legal departments; and articulating steps that individuals can take to minimize that bias in order to induce change, which will promote a diverse and inclusive environment within their workplaces.
The program, which was 90 minutes inclusive of lunch, provided CLE credit to attendees. CLE credit hours are a requirement of the Illinois Supreme Court which states that attorneys need at least one hour of diversity and inclusion ethics training during their two year Illinois CLE cycles. The training had previously been presented to approximately 30 Chicago office attorneys allowing them to obtain CLE credit.
Richard H. Chapman has more than 36 years of successful experience as a leading trial lawyer concentrating in business and employment litigation in federal, state and bankruptcy courts, as well as in arbitration, throughout the United States and is the member of Mindy Chapman & Associates LLC providing Workplace Training that Clicks & Sticks®.