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Race Webinar: Reducing Implicit Bias for Latinx Clients
How To Reduce Implicit Bias For Latinx Clients Through The Use of Narrative, Culture, And Individuation
Presented by Walter Gonçalves, Assistant Federal Public Defender, District of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ
This recorded presentation will provide lawyers with strategies to reduce the negative impact of implicit bias on clients. Although the focus will be on crimes that mainly affect Latino defendants, the tactics and strategies described apply to any minority defendant (African-American, Middle Eastern, Asian, Native American) facing most criminal charges. The presentation will cover the impact of implicit bias on Latino criminal defendants that a rise mainly from historic and contemporary media depictions of Latinos. Areas covered will include client interviewing and consulting, pre -trial motion practice, voir dire, jury instructions, use of experts, sentencing, and other trial and pre -trial subjects. The general theme is that implicit bias can be reduced through the use of narrative, culture, and individuation.
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