Unconscious Bias in Law Practice


What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You:
Unconscious Bias in Law Practice –
How to Recognize and Interrupt It

Scientists estimate that as much as 80% of our thoughts are unconscious and automatic. Unconscious attitudes and beliefs are shaped by all kinds of influences – some of which we wouldn’t agree with or accept on a conscious level. Yet, these unconscious thoughts leak into our decision-making and can have a profound impact in the workplace and the practice of law. In this interactive session, we will learn how to recognize our own unconscious biases and practical ways to interrupt those biases so that we can make better decisions and serve our clients more effectively.


  • Judith W. McCue, Evanston, IL
  • Kathleen Nalty, Kathleen Nalty Consulting LLC, Denver, CO


Presented at
ACTEC 2016 Annual Meeting
March 19 & 20, 2016
Las Vegas, NV