VIDEO – “Bias Credit” Cultural Competence For Lawyers Representing LGBTQ+ Clients
Cultural competence when working with LGBTQ+ clients is a necessary component of the overall competence of legal counsel and their staff. That cultural competence requires the use of inclusive and respectful language, as well as an understanding of the ways that the identities of diverse clients inform the client’s experience, the attorney’s representation, and the client’s actions and responses in the context of the unique facts and circumstances of their case.
This video qualifies for the “Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society” MCLE credit.
The attorney panelists and the moderator represent deep expertise in a variety of areas, including:
– Melanie Alsworth, Assistant United States Attorney
– Alex Binsfeld, Director of Legal, TGI Justice Project
– Jessie Boas, Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow and Staff Attorney
Please note each video is designed for continuous viewing until its conclusion. The viewing of this online video meets the criteria for “participatory” continuing legal education credit as verified by the Sacramento County Public Law Library, an approved State Bar of California MCLE provider according to the State Bar of California MCLE Rules & Requirements [Rule 2.72].