Avoiding Bias in the Practice of Immigration Law
Course Demo. No credit provided in demo mode.
Faculty: Louis Gordon - Philip Karlin -
Immigration law, unlike many other areas of legal practice, puts the attorney in constant contact with cultures and ethnicities that are different from his or her own. While this can be stimulating and challenging in a positive way, there is also a real potential for unconscious bias to creep into the process of representing the client. In most cases, the bias is subtle and without malice. Yet, it can have an adverse impact on the quality of representation the attorney provides for the client. This course is designed to help practicing immigration attorneys understand where bias can arise and how to mitigate its effects.