Combating Implicit Bias In Alternative Dispute Resolution 1 Combating Implicit Bias In Alternative Dispute Resolution

Combating Implicit Bias In Alternative Dispute Resolution

By Moshe Jacobius, Denise Langford Morris and Lawrence Mooney (August 4, 2022, 3:27 PM EDT) — Implicit associations, also known as bias, are the attitudes or stereotypes that reside in our subconscious or unconscious mind and can influence the way we think and act.

No one is immune from their influence, which often manifests at a very young age. Implicit associations have become a growing focus within our legal system, as lawyers and judges are increasingly aware of their potential impact on legal outcomes.

Implicit associations reside deep in the recesses of our minds. An individual may not even be aware that they exist. These ideations differ from known biases that individuals may choose to hide or…