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VIDEO Post-Charlottesville Ethics for the Woke Lawyer

The violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia of August 11 - 13, 2017 have left the nation reeling. Attorneys, like many Americans, are asking themselves what they can do to help heal the nation and advance the cause of social justice. The "woke lawyer" is aware of what is going on around him or herself, and he or she is aware of what is going on within. This CLE helps attorneys understand the roots of racially discriminatory laws in Virginia, such as the miscegination law prohibiting interracial marriage and its Racial Integrity Act of 1924. The CLE helps lawyers examine, address, and begin to overcome their own implicit biases, referencing materials from the American Bar Association Implicit Bias Initiative and the Harvard University Implicit Association Test.

Presenter: Sheilah Vance, Esq., of the Law Offices of Sheilah Vance, has a long history of working on issues related to diversity, social justice, the legal profession and education at all levels. Vance maintains a private law practice and is an Adjunct Professor, Villanova University School of Law; and Affiliated Consultant, The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (The NCHERM Group).


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Sheilah Vance, Esquire
Sheilah Vance, Esquire

Presenter: Sheilah D. Vance, Esq. Vance is the principal of the Law Offices of Sheilah Vance, Affiliated Consultant for The NCHERM (National Center for Higher Education Risk Management) Group, and an Adjunct Professor at Villanova University School of Law, where she teaches the Education Law Seminar. She has a long history as a higher education administrator, including service as a Chief of Staff and Deputy to the President, Title IX Coordinator., and Assistant Dean. Vance is the chair of the Education Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. She is also a published author, a publisher, and professional speaker.


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