SGVBA – Lunch MCLE – Friday, December 2, 2022

“Implicit Bias? What Is It and How Can You Avoid It?” presented by Hon. Mary Thorton House (Ret.)

Date: Friday, December 2, 2022, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: University Club, 175 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

Cost: Lunch served — free for members, $50 for nonmembers

RSVP by Monday, November 21 to reserve your meal choice:

Judge Mary Thorton House retired after 22 years on the Los Angeles Superior Court, where she presided over countless jury and court trials in the Civil and Probate departments. She has been at Alternative Resolution Centers, achieving resolution in countless civil and probate matters.

She gained her knowledge of a wide variety of cases due to her experience serving as Supervising Judge of the Northeast and North Central districts, Hub Operations and Assisting Supervising Judge of Civil countywide. She is touted for her calm demeanor and unbending graciousness as well as her extraordinary and relentless, common-sense approach to settling cases. Judge house brings a unique and in-depth understanding of all aspects of civil case process and case values that aids in her successful settlement efforts.

In addition to being an arbitrator, mediator, and discovery referee for ARC, Judge House has authored three editions of the California Civil Jury instruction Companion Handbook published by Thomson Reuters for use by judges and civil litigators.

This presentation is approved for 1.0 hour of credit for implicit bias and the promotion of bias reducing strategies (a subcategory of the elimination of bias) towards the required MCLE for the State Bar of California. SGVBA is a Multiple Activity Provider.

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