Elimination of Bias

Elimination of Bias in the Workplace:

Preventing Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

This Training Will Discuss the Prevalence of Unconscious Bias and Ways to Eliminate it and its Effects in the Workplace.

~ Privilege, Bias and Historical Trauma.
~ Characteristics Shared by Historically Advantaged and Disadvantaged Groups.
~ Review of ABA Bias Study and Toolkits for Interrupting Bias.
~ Employers: Preventing Issues in the Workplace, Handling Complaints, and Mitigating Damages.

Berk, Jeff

Jeff Berk
Sonoma County Counsel’s Office

Mr. Berk is an attorney in the Sonoma County Counsel’s office where he provides advice on employment and other matters for county departments and some other public agencies. Mr. Berk previously worked for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, in San Francisco. He graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.

Berk, Allison

Allison Berk

Ms. Berk graduated from UC Davis in 2015 with a BA in International Relations and African/African American Studies minor. For the past three years, she’s worked for the Sonoma County Department of Health Services. Serving in both Health Policy, Planning and Evaluation Division and the Public Health Division, Ms. Berk has worked on programs and projects related to youth development, trauma-informed care, substance use prevention, and mental health promotion. Ms. Berk participates on various community groups, coalitions, and boards working to address health disparities. She has also delivered and continues to give trainings throughout the county on the topics of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), resiliency, privilege, bias, and historical trauma.

Sullivan, Martha

Martha Sullivan
Thornton Marketing

Ms. Sullivan has been a business development coach for attorneys for more than fifteen years and has worked with attorneys ranging from senior associates to managing partners at law firms of all sizes. The majority of her clients have been women and diverse attorneys. She completed a year-long training and is certified as a professional coach through New Ventures West in San Francisco.

Ms. Sullivan writes a regular column on business development for the California Minority Counsel Program newsletter and has collected all of the “blawgs” on her website. She has spoken on business development and diversity topics at CMCP events in San Francisco and Los Angeles, including the Kaiser / CMCP CLE Marathon. She regularly presents workshops on a range of business development topics for private law firms and bar associations, and has presented programs on Unconscious Bias and Prevention of Substance Abuse.

Prior to creating Thornton Marketing in 1999, Ms. Sullivan was a marketing manager for Bancroft-Whitney when the Thomson Corporation acquired West Publishing, and served on several integration task forces, including the brand management task force. Previously, she started an in-house agency for Franklin/Templeton Investments, and worked as an account manager on the Bank of America business at Grey Advertising, and on the Levi Strauss business at Foote, Cone & Belding.

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12:00—2:00 pm

Jeff Berk, Sonoma County Counsel’s Office

Allison Berk, Consultant

Martha Sullivan, Thornton Marketing

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
Parking for this seminar is ONLY available in the Public Parking Garage at 555 First Street. Do not park in the parking lot at 111 Santa Rosa Avenue.

MCLE: 2.0 Units Participatory MCLE Credit in Elimination of Bias Credit.

* Compliance Group 1 (A-G): Complete Your Units Before the February 1st Deadline!

Registration Fee: $80–SCBA Members; $95–Public;
Student: $20 (The student discount is now available online for SCBA Student Members. Students who are not members of SCBA may utilize the student discount by downloading the registration form and submitting it with proof of current enrollment to the SCBA Offices. For more information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.)

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