Thursday, July 1, 2021
From The Regulatory Review:
Mandatory diversity, equity, and inclusion CLE may be a potential external, systemic strategy for ameliorating anti-LGBTQ+ bias in the profession. More concretely, diversity, equity, and inclusion training may assist legal organizations in reevaluating processes surrounding recruitment, hiring, promotion, retention, and benefits programs to expose implicit or explicit barriers for LGBTQ+ attorneys and staff.
Anti-LGBTQ+ bias within the legal profession may spill over into disputes over substantive legal questions. Transgender and gender nonconforming litigants also report mistreatment by legal aid attorneys, courts, and judges.
In 2016, the American Bar Association amended its model rule of professional conduct that explicitly bars lawyers in any conduct related to the practice of law from discriminating individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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