Diamond Law Training presents Continuing Legal Education on LGBTQ & Disability. This module features presentations on microaggressions against LGBTQ and disabled people, including a speech from U.S. District Attorney Jared Hager, who shares his own experience as a physically disabled lawyer. Participants will view What Are You?, a documentary film in which LGBTQ people discuss their experiences with microaggressions on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The module also includes Zoom In, which features people with mental health and physical disabilities who explore disability identity as celebratory rather than stigmatized. The module closes with a panel of noted academics, organizers, and lawyers who discuss best practices for LGBTQ and disability inclusivity in the legal field.
In Oregon, participants will earn 1.75 Access to Justice credits.
Barbara J. Diamond is a labor, employer, and civil rights lawyer with over 30 years of trial and appellate experience. As the founder of Diamond Law Training, Barbara works as an anti-bias trainer and consultant. She is passionate about Implicit Bias Theory and helping organizations reduce the impact of cumulative, unconscious bias. Her recent training and consultant clients include Portland State University, the Oregon Professional Liability Fund, and the Washington Education Association.
Barbara hails from New York state and is a graduate of NYU Law School and Binghamton University. Barbara uses she/her pronouns.