This session is designed to help participants explore and define concepts of implicit bias and microaggressions and better understand their impact on the legal profession. Participants will learn how to identify biases, decrease microaggressions, and increase their cultural competence to foster a more inclusive profession that promotes civility and professionalism.
June 14, 2023
8:00 am- 8:50 am
Presenter- Danielle Hall
Danielle Hall has served as the Executive Director for the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program since December 2019. Prior to her appointment, Danielle served as a Deputy Disciplinary Administrator for the State of Kansas where she investigated and prosecuted disciplinary cases before the Kansas Supreme Court, assisted with Client Protection Fund investigations, and served as a coordinator for the Attorney Diversion Program. As part of coordinating the Attorney Diversion Program, Danielle’s primary focus was in providing lawyers with assistance and training in the area of law practice management and she worked directly with lawyers who were struggling with time management, stress, and burnout issues related to the practice of law. Danielle has also worked for the Kansas Bar Association, serving as the organization’s Law Practice Services Director where she managed the continuing legal education and publications departments and created the organization’s Law Office Management Assistance Program. Danielle regularly teaches continuing legal education on many topics including lawyer well-being, addiction issues, ethics, law practice management, and technology use in the law practice. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Kansas Lawyer Well-Being Task Force and is Chair of the Topeka Bar Association Technology Committee, Co-Chair of the Minority Women in the Profession Committee for the Kansas Women Attorneys Association, and a regular contributor to the Kansas Bar Association Law Practice Management and Technology Blog. She is also an active member in the ABA Law Practice Division, having served on several committees. In her free time, Danielle serves an adjunct professor at her alma mater, Washburn University, teaching law office technology in the Legal Studies Department and coaching the undergraduate mock trial team. She is also an adjunct professor at Washburn School of Law, teaching in the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program and coaching the competition teams with her husband, Jay Hall, who is also a lawyer. Danielle received a B.A. degree in Political Science in 2006 and a J.D. in 2009.