Elimination of Bias and Discrimination in the Legal Profession: Current state of the law and practice, ABA model rule 8.4(g) and beyond

Danny M. Howell
Danny M. Howell | Law Offices of Danny M. Howell, PLLC

Danny Howell has been representing attorneys in professional liability suits, bar investigations and complaints, and disbarment actions before the federal courts and the United States Patent & Trademark Office, for 30 years. Danny also has an extensive insurance coverage practice in the areas of professional liability and commercial general liability insurance.

Live Video-Broadcast: September 16, 2022
Elimination of Bias and Discrimination in the Legal Profession: Current state of the law and practice, ABA model rule 8.4(g) and beyond

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

The class will focus on the latest legal challenges to ABA Model Rule 8.4(g), which prohibits harassment and discrimination by attorneys, recent EEOC actions against law firms, and best practices for working toward avoidance of bias in the legal industry.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • The current state of research on the effect of bias in the legal profession
  • First Amendment challenges to states’ adoption of ABA Model Rule 8.4(g)
  • Recent discrimination lawsuits and settlements by the EEOC against private firms
  • Best practices for policies, procedures, and training to combat bias

Date / Time: September 16, 2022

  • 2:00 pm – 4:10 pm Eastern
  • 1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Central
  • 12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Mountain
  • 11:00 am – 1:10 pm Pacific

 

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Daniel-Lars_Envista_myLawCLEDanny M. Howell | Law Offices of Danny M. Howell, PLLC

Danny Howell has been representing attorneys in professional liability suits, bar investigations and complaints, and disbarment actions before the federal courts and the United States Patent & Trademark Office, for 30 years. Danny also has an extensive insurance coverage practice in the areas of professional liability and commercial general liability insurance. He has lectured and published extensively on legal ethics and insurance topics.

Danny is admitted to practice and has practiced extensively in the state courts in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth, and Federal Circuits, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He has also appeared pro hac vice in federal court cases in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of New York and the District of Minnesota.

From 2003 through 2016, Danny was a partner with the McLean, Virginia office of Richmond-based Sands Anderson, P.C. He joined Sands as part of its 2003 merger with Schraub Howell & Company, Chartered, where he served as managing partner. In 2016 Danny opened the Law Offices of Danny M. Howell, PLLC, a five-attorney litigation boutique in McLean, Virginia.
Danny carries an AV® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He was a 2007 Fellow of the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism and has served as an Adjunct Professor with the University of Richmond’s.

Agenda

1. The current state of research on the effect of bias in the legal profession | 2:00pm – 2:30pm
2. First Amendment challenges to states’ adoption of ABA Model Rule 8.4(g) | 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Break | 3:00pm – 3:10pm

3. Recent discrimination lawsuits and settlements by the EEOC against private firms | 3:10pm – 3:40pm
4. Best practices for policies, procedures, and training to combat bias | 3:40pm – 4:10pm