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Imperfect Impartiality: How Neutrals Can Combat Implicit Bias

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 10:00am to 11:30am [ET]

via Zoom 


Implicit biases are mental shortcuts due to ordinary mental functioning. Despite commitments to neutrality, even mediators and arbitrators exhibit implicit biases impacting understanding, decisions and actions. In this bespoke training created specifically for the members of CPR’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, attorney, mediator, and arbitrator Laura Josephson-Bernat will further your understanding of implicit biases, explore how implicit biases impact your role as neutrals, and impart the latest research-based strategies to disrupt these biases.  

This program is being made available by CPR on a complimentary basis to CPR’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals. It is eligible for 1.0 NY CLE credit in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias. CPR has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. CPR is a nonprofit organization. 

CPR requires all members of its Panel of Distinguished Neutrals to complete an annual training in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Completion of this course will satisfy this requirement. While we encourage live virtual attendance on September 28, in order to accommodate as many schedules as possible, the virtual training will be recorded and available for viewing exclusively by members of CPR’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals for 30 days after the training takes place. In order to access the password protected recorded training, please email Chris Silva at

This program is reserved for CPR Neutrals only. To Register, please email Chris Silva at to receive the registration link.