Date: 21 June 2022
Time: 5:00 PM UTC
Duration: 60 min
Language: English
Format: Online
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Worldwide: Diversity Discussion: Elimination of Bias in Alternative Dispute Resolution

JAMS is steadfast in pursuing increased diversity among ADR practitioners. We recognize the benefits of recruiting and retaining the most qualified ADR professionals inclusive of varied ethnicity, race, gender, religion and sexual orientation.

This diverse panel of retired judges will explore implicit bias and offer a resource for testing your own biases—the Implicit Association Test (IAT)—before moving on to a discussion of the Batson standard, including legal challenges based on the standard in ADR proceedings. 

Attendees will learn about what JAMS is doing to promote diversity, equity and inclusion goals in ADR and how they can help.

In this webinar, attendees will learn:


  • …how to define implicit bias and how it is manifested in a variety of contexts;
  • …how to raise awareness of the mental shortcuts that lead to snap judgments;
  • …how to apply strategies that can be used to minimize the impacts of implicit bias.

Time will be reserved for Q&A.

CLE/CPD Credit:  CLE credit (legal) for a selection of states and CPD credit (accountant), please register below and complete the relevant questions at the bottom of the page to claim your credit.*

*Accreditation pending in CA, IL, MO, NY, TX

Denise Langford-Morris

Denise Langford-Morris, Retired Judge, Oakland County Circuit Court, joined JAMS in Detroit in 2022 after serving on the Oakland County bench for 30 years. Judge Langford-Morris was the first African American and the first female dean of the Oakland County bench since its inception in 1848.  During her tenure on the bench, she presided over thousands of civil, business, family and criminal cases including jury and bench trials. She managed every aspect of all the cases assigned to her from filing to post judgment in the AAA-bond-rated county of over 1.2 million people.

Moshe Jacobius

Hon. Moshe Jacobius (Ret.) joined JAMS in Chicago following a distinguished 31-year career as a Cook County Circuit Court judge, including service as presiding judge in both the Chancery and Domestic Relations divisions. Judge Jacobius has extensive experience in family law matters and spent 20 years in the Domestic Relations Division, including 10 years as presiding judge. As the head of one of the nation’s busiest family court dockets, he heard hundreds of motions and arguments, and presided over trials involving custody, large estates and substantial business holdings. Judge Jacobius immigrated to the United States at the age of 10 and was a teacher prior to pursuing a legal career.

Lawrence Mooney

Hon. Lawrence E. Mooney (Ret.) joined JAMS in St. Louis following over 21 years of distinguished service as a judge on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, including a term as chief judge. From 2015 to his retirement, Judge Mooney served as his court’s settlement judge, screening all civil matters filed with the court in an effort to find opportunities for settlement prior to adjudication. Judge Mooney won consistent praise from both the court and litigants for his ability to identify alternatives to litigation and his work with parties to settle dozens of matters set for appeal.

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