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NOTICE: Continuing Legal Education – Availability of Real-Time Virtual Courses on Implicit Bias and Elimination of Bias Presented by the New Jersey Judiciary

As announced in the October 20, 2020 notice to the bar, the Judiciary through its Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement Program will offer a series of real-time virtual courses on implicit bias and elimination of bias throughout calendar year 2021. These courses provide one option for attorneys to fulfill the requirement established by the Supreme Court’s amendment to Rule 1:42-1 (“Continuing Legal Education Required”) and CLE regulations 103:1 and 201:1 to require diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias training for attorneys licensed in New Jersey. They will be offered at no cost to the attendees.

The Judiciary will present the initial such course – “Tools for Advancing Equity: Engaging in the Elimination of Bias” (2.0 CLE credits) – at least once each month during 2021, as follows:

  • Friday, January 29, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 25, 2021, 4:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • Monday, March 22, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Friday, April 23, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 5:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • Monday, June 21, 2021, 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
  • Thursday, September 30, 2021, 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Friday, November 19, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 9, 2021, 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

This schedule of sessions is subject to addition and/or revision. The course includes a combination of advance exercises, facilitated discussions, and interactive learning.

The sessions will be presented using the Zoom Webinar platform. Slots are available on a first-come first-served basis and advance registration is required. A listing of all available courses with the corresponding registration link for each session will be posted on the Attorneys page of the Judiciary’s website (https://www.njcourts.gov/attorneys/index.html).

Questions on this notice should be directed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement at diversity.mailbox@njcourts.gov.

Notice – Continuing Legal Education – Virtual Courses by the Judiciary on Implicit Bias and Elimination of Bias – 01-21-21.pdf