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Thursday, May 9 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Recognizing & Responding to Microaggressions in the Legal Services Workplace

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Microaggressions: micro-insults, micro-invalidations and micro-assaults can be based on race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or disability. How do we recognize and respond to microaggressions amongst the staff, private attorneys, clients and the court? How do we want to be told that we have committed a microaggression? Whether we are the recipient, observer or speaker, we will examine the pros and cons of each such response.

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Tanya Douglas

Disability Director, Manhattan Legal Services
Tanya Douglas is the director of the Disability Advocacy Project (DAP) and Veterans Justice Project coordinator at Manhattan Legal Services (MLS), a program of Legal Services NYC (LSNYC). Tanya is a graduate of Cornell University and Cornell Law School and is admitted to the Southern... Read More →
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Michelle Kraus

Senior Social Worker, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Inc.
Michelle Kraus hails from and lives in New York City. She is a Senior Social Worker for the Disability Justice Program at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, a non-profit law office serving different communities in need with advocacy and legal representation. Michelle provides... Read More →
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Lillian Moy

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Executive Director
Lillian M. Moy became the executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc., in 1995. She is a 1981 graduate of Boston University School of Law. She is a former member of the board of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association and past chair of NLADA’s... Read More →
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Milo Primeaux

CEO, Just Roots Consulting LLC
Milo Primeaux, Esq. (he/him) is a queer transgender person and long-time LGBTQ+ rights advocate. He runs a solo virtual LGBTQ+ civil rights legal practice in Upstate New York, and is the founder and CEO of Just Roots Consulting, a firm dedicated to developing LGBTQ+ industry leaders... Read More →


Thursday May 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Marriott Ballroom Salon 10