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2020 Webinar: You? Yeah, You’re Biased. Negotiating and Overcoming the Unconscious Bias

May 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Product Liability & Complex Torts Practice Group hosted a complimentary webinar in ALFA International’s Spring into Ethics CLE Webinar Series on May 15th at 12:00 p.m. Central Time titled: You? Yeah, You’re Biased. Negotiating and Overcoming the Unconscious Bias. Ethics CLE credit can be acquired in most states.

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About the Webinar:

There are four main types of unconscious bias that are common in the workforce: (1) affinity bias; (2) confirmation bias; (3) halo effect; and, (4) attribution bias. These unconscious biases can influence our decision making and lead to inaccurate assessments based on faulty rationale and even prevent innovation and productivity. Come learn about ways to ensure you are aware of your biases, which will help you counter their influence over you and aid in more sound decision making whether that be in your place of employment or in the courtroom.


JANELLE KILIES is a partner at ALFA International member firm, Lewis Wagner, in Indianapolis, IN. She is involved in the complex litigation group who defends class actions and mass torts in state and federal courts around the country. Janelle has litigated products liability, consumer protection, false advertising, deceptive marketing, and unfair business practices claims. She also has experience representing clients in government investigations and enforcement proceedings, including investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and state Attorneys General. Janelle has been instrumental in preparing and presenting several mock trials and focus group presentations in complex and serious injury cases. In the mass tort context, Janelle helped design, develop and maintain a sophisticated online platform for the creation of a meaningful settlement matrix. Janelle earned her J.D. cum laude from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she served as the Notes Development Editor for the Indiana Law Review.

SCOTT SCHILLINGS is a member of ALFA International member firm, Hinkle Law Firm LLC, in Wichita, KS, where he chairs the Product Liability and Complex Tort Litigation Practice Group. Scott focusses his practice on representing clients in matters involving product liability, commercial disputes, mass torts and construction defects. With 27 years of litigation experience, Scott has additionally represented clients in matters involving will and trust disputes, medical malpractice, insurance coverage, and other complex litigation. A substantial portion of Scott’s practice involves direct client representation of manufacturers and distributors of consumer products and industrial machinery on a national basis. Scott has represented corporate clients in more than 35 states. Scott also counsels his manufacturing clients regarding claims handling and risk management.


May 21, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Taylor Doherty
(312) 642-5244