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PPA September General Meeting and CLE Webinar "Unconscious and Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession"

  • 09/15/2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online Via Zoom


  • PPA Member

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In this webinar, Sybil Taylor Aytch, RP, M.ED, will present "Unconscious and Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession".

Unconscious and implicit bias are prevalent in the legal profession and play a consequential role in hiring, assignments, mentoring, compensation, promotions, and retention in the work place, as well as inclusion and participation in professional organizations.  This presentation will address the following issues:

  • Defining Unconscious and Implicit Bias

  • Identifying the Implications of Cognitive Associations

  • Accessing and Overcoming Unconscious Bias

  • Eliminating Implicit Bias

  • ABA Model Rules of Professional Contact:  Rule 8.4- Misconduct

Pending CLE approval by NFPA and Keystone Alliance.

Log in information will be provided when you register online.

As always, PPA members may attend for FREE.  Non-PPA members may register for only $10.00.

About the Speaker, Sybil Taylor Aytch, RP, M.ED.

Sybil is a first-generation American and a native of New York City.  She is an educator and Registered Paralegal who has interviewed, mentored, and trained scores of paralegal students and entry-level paralegals. She writes and speaks frequently on issues related to the paralegal profession including ethics, technology, utilization, professionalism, and diversity and inclusion.  Sybil has extensive experience in complex litigation, commercial bankruptcy law, antitrust law, and trial preparation, specializing in electronic document and discovery management, trial technology, and project administration  

Sybil is an Adjunct Professor in the ABA-approved Paralegal Studies program at Phoenix College where she teaches Ethics and Professional Practice, Civil Interviewing and Investigation, Bankruptcy, and The Paralegal Profession.  From 2004-2008, she served as a member of the ABA's Standing Commission on Paralegals Approval Commission where she led site visits to review applications for ABA-approval at multiple educational institutions.  

Sybil is a member of the Oregon Paralegal Association and has a long history with NFPA.  In 2002, she was the recipient of the Outstanding Local Leadership Award.  From 2007-2010, she served as Ethics Board Chair.  Since 2017, she has served as Chair of the Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Committee and as Bar Association Coordinator.  Sybil is also a founding member of the Paralegal Division of the Maricopa County Bar Association in Phoenix and served as its first President in 2002.  In 2020, she was appointed as Co-Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board for the International Practice Management Association.

Sybil is also the co-author of two published textbooks:  Ethics And Professional Responsibility For Paralegals (8th edition) and Concise Guide To Paralegal Ethics (5th edition).
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