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Discrimination in the Legal Workplace – Monroe County Bar Association CLE

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January 27, 2021


Monroe County Bar Center for Education presents


Discrimination in the Legal Workplace


Wednesday, January 27, 2021

12:15 – 2:00pm


Watch live from any location via fully interactive webinar


Co-Sponsored by the Ethics Committee & Diversity Committee


MCLE: 1.0 Ethics, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias




Jeffrey Wicks, Esq.Moderator, Jeffrey Wicks, PLLC


Duwaine Bascoe, Esq.Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP


Sareer (Sandy) Fazili, Esq.Cellino & Barnes, P.C.


Jill Paperno, Esq.Monroe County Public Defender’s Office


Stephanie Woodward, Esq.Empire Justice Center


Our workplace is fraught with the dynamics of interpersonal relationships between lawyer and lawyer, lawyer and employee, and lawyer and client.


This CLE will focus on the meaning and implications of Rule 8.4(g) of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct, which bars discrimination in the practice of law and lays out the requirements of reporting such discrimination, based upon the necessity for diversity in the profession. The panelists will explore the implications of the rule through the use of hypothetical examples of discrimination in the workplace, including:

  • Discrimination by lawyers on the basis of disability
  • Discrimination by lawyers in hiring and firing
  • Discrimination by lawyers on the basis of religion, national origin, or race.


MCBA Member: $80


Non-Member: $120


YSL, Ethics, Diversity, L&E: $70


Legal Services, New Admittee: $50


Non attorney, auditing attorney: $0

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