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How to Become a Culturally Competent Attorney

Recorded on: Nov. 7, 2016
Running Time: 01:02:16

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Taken from the briefing How to Become a Culturally Competent Attorney recorded October, 2016 in New York.

You know that you have an ethical obligation to be competent in the law when you take on a client. But what is this cultural competence you’ve heard referred to? Why is it important (if it is), and how do you gain this competence? Is it something that just relates to pro bono cases, or is it important in your work with paying clients?

As part of the ABA’s National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, please listen to Tiela Chalmers, CEO of the Alameda County Bar Association and Volunteer Legal Services, for a free briefing on how to become culturally competent, and learn how you can make yourself a stronger and more effective attorney.

Lecture Topics  [01:02:16]

Topics to be addressed include:

  • What is cultural competence, and why is it important in the practice of law?
  • How does cultural competence differ in pro bono and paying cases?
  • What are some tools attorneys can use to gain cultural competence?
  • Learn how increased cultural competence can help you to recognize and eliminate bias in your practice

Attorneys of all backgrounds, expertise, and experience are welcome. Register now, and learn more about pro bono today!

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Tiela Chalmers ~ Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel, Alameda County Bar Association
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