Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Success

Held on Friday, June 1, 2018

As legal and IP practitioners press for a more diverse and inclusive profession, it is equally important to develop tools for dealing with barriers to diversity and inclusion that practitioners are facing today. This distinguished panel will discuss how to reduce the career-disrupting effects of gender and racial stereotypes and bias through the way that we communicate with others, including: 

  • how to foster a positive mindset;
  • managing the impressions we make on others;
  • practical tips for effective spoken and written communications;
  • how to communicate in difficult situations.

Hear different perspectives on ways to help counter bias through communication techniques, from three distinguished women in private practice and from the bench.


Hon. Ann Marie McDonald Federal Court of Canada

Andrea Kramer McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Angela Furlanetto DLA Piper (Canada) LLP


Christine Pallotta Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Continuing Professional Development

This program is eligible for up to 1 Hour of ethics/professionalism.

Law Society of Ontario1
Barreau du Québec1
Law Society of British Columbia1
Law Society of Saskatchewan**
Law Society of Manitoba1
Law Society of Alberta1
New York State CLE Board1
Law Society of New Brunswick1

** An application for accreditation of the session will be submitted upon request by a participant



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