Thursday, September 7, 2017

ABA House of Delegates: Judges Should Receive Anti-Bias Training

From the ABA Journal blog:

[T]he ABA House of Delegates approved a resolution calling for anti-bias training to be provided specifically for judges.

The Young Lawyers Division, Judicial Division and Section of Litigation introduced Resolution 121 to urge all courts to provide judicial training and continuing education on implicit bias. It also asks that state and local bar associations “work with courts to offer de-biasing training to judicial officers free of cost and at the convenience of the courts.”

Lauren Marsicano with the Young Lawyers Division spoke in favor of the resolution. She recalled being told in law school that even what a judge ate before they ruled on a case could influence their decision. “I hope that they had a great breakfast, now that I’m practicing,” she quipped, to laughter from the delegates.

You can read more here.


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