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Implicit Bias and Cultivating Cross-Cultural Competence in Legal Practice. Sameera Hafiz and Lillian M. Moy, N-LAAN Language Access Pre-Conference, Denver 2009. Cultural Competence. Awareness of the Role Culture Plays Knowledge about Cultural Concepts specific and general

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implicit bias and cultivating cross cultural competence in legal practice

Implicit Bias and Cultivating Cross-Cultural Competence in Legal Practice

Sameera Hafiz and Lillian M. Moy,

N-LAAN Language Access

Pre-Conference, Denver 2009

cultural competence
Cultural Competence
  • Awareness of the Role Culture Plays
  • Knowledge about Cultural Concepts specific and general
  • Motivation & Commitment
  • Skills
    • Analytical to see & problem solve issues
    • Communication to bridge differences
    • Reflection to learn from the experience
our agenda
Our Agenda
  • Define Cultural Competence
  • Check out the Stroop Test
  • Introduce the concept of Implicit Bias--
  • Expose you to 10 Commandments of Cultural Competency
  • Apply the cultural lens to your program’s practice
cultural competence1
Cultural Competence
  • a commitment to antidiscrimination - professional and moral duty.
  • Access to Justice
  • Individual Justice
  • Community Justice
the stroop test
The Stroop Test
  • Directions: As the colored words flash on the screen, yell out the color that the word is printed in as quickly as you can.
  • Do not read the word, pronounce the color.
  • For Example: “GREEN” = Red “Blue” = Green
let s try one more
Let’s Try one More
  • Same directions. Do not read the word. Just say the color the word is printed.
  • Remember, go as fast as you can.
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Which one was easier?

  • Thoughts on why?
project implicit1
Project Implicit

Let’s try the Project Implicit evaluation on Race:

https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/Study?tid=2

Race (\'Black - White\' IAT). This Implicit Association Test (IAT)requires the ability to distinguish faces of European and African origin. It indicates that most Americans have an automatic preference for white over black.

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European American

African American

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African American

European American

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BAD

GOOD

Laughter

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Good

Bad

Agony

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African American

Or

Bad

European American

Or

Good

Laughter

so what did the implicit project show
So What Did the Implicit Project show?
  • After evaluating 732,881 IAT scores for the race task completed between July 2000 and May 2006…

Can anyone guess the outcome?

(Which group was favored and by what % of the participants?)

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Project Implicit
  • Race AIT Study Results:
ten commandments of cultural competence

Ten Commandments of Cultural Competence

The Guiding Principles of Client Service

By Lillian Moy

The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York

thank you sue bryant
THANK YOU SUE BRYANT!
  • The Ten Commandments are taken from

“The Five Habits: Building Cross-Cultural Competence in Lawyers”

By Professor Susan Bryant of CUNY Law School

8 Clinical L.Rev. 1 (2001).

i know thyself as a cultural being
IKnow Thyself … as a Cultural Being
  • Cultural Identities
  • Subject to change and contradictions
  • Culture is like the air we breathe
  • Similarities and differences
ii listen listen listen
IIListen, Listen, Listen
  • Deeply
  • Focus on content, not style
  • On words and non-words
  • Non-verbal behavior
iii learn what you don t know
IIILearn What You Don’t Know
  • Training and information on general concepts and specific culture
iv but never ever stereotype
IVBut Never, Ever Stereotype
  • No single characteristic fully defines you or your client’s culture
  • Make gentle use of knowledge
  • Focus on gathering facts
v stop look and reflect
VStop, Look and Reflect
  • Develop capacity to debrief and reflect
vi avoid judgments
VIAvoid Judgments
  • Parallel universes
  • Imagine multiple possible meanings
vii r e s p e c t
VIIR-E-S-P-E-C-T
  • Avoid stereotype
  • Client’s values, not ours
viii talk about it
VIIITalk About It!
  • We have to be willing to talk about issues of difference and issues of similarity
  • Strategize about it
ix stay awake
IXStay Awake
  • Pitfalls, red flags and remedies
x honor thyself as a human being
XHonor Thyself … As a Human Being
  • Decrease stress so that bias and stereotype are less likely to govern.
critical incident
Critical Incident
  • Used in Cross-cultural training
  • Designed to illustrate cultural differences/similarities
  • Parallel Universes
  • Scenarios from real cases to illustrate cultural points
problem solving using culture as framework
Problem Solving: Using Culture as Framework
  • Identify a problem:
    • Outcomes
    • People served
    • People we find “difficult”
  • Apply a culture lens
    • If culture plays a role in problem or solution?
    • How do we explore/solve
    • Resources
should you modify your approach if the case involves issues of culture
Should you modify your approach if the case involves issues of culture?

Do you put your client on the stand?

Do you ask for an interpreter? Always?

How does immigrant status play w/juries in your area? Postive? Negative?

Does the behavior have a cultural context?

lawyering skills in cross cultural cases
Lawyering skills in cross-cultural cases
  • “I do think the courtroom door should be open to the consideration of culture. That doesn’t mean I think the argument should always prevail,”
  • Cultural differences deserve to be considered in litigation because enculturation shapes individuals’ perceptions and influences their actions,” Alison Dundees Reiten, USC Professor of Anthropology
resources
Resources
  • http://www.probono.net/nlaan
  • California Bar Journal Article, Feb 2009, Cultural Differences, New Defense Tactic? By Diane Curtis
  • http://tinyurl.com/cupcvu
  • ABA Standards, Standard 2.4 http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/sclaid/downloads/civillegalaidstds2006.pdf
  • Meaningful Web Access for LEP Clients, examples from the Web, NLADA Cornerstone, Vol. 30 No. 3, page 12
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