The Alliance’s Action Steps are designed to assist organizations with implementing practical strategies and policies related to diversity and flexibility.  Members can access full versions of all of the Alliance’s Action Steps in the Member Resource Center.

REDUCING BIAS IN EVALUATIONS:
ACTION STEPS TO LIMIT THE INFLUENCE OF BIAS (PART 2)

In Part I of this Action Step, we laid out the many ways that unconscious bias can affect evaluations by typically leading to more positive evaluations for white males and more negative evaluations for white females and attorneys of color. These effects explain, in part, the uneven playing field lawyers face and raises obvious concerns for a process we count on to be fair and impartial. So what do we do about it?

To read more details about how to reduce the effects of bias on performance reviews, become a member of the Alliance and access our Member Resource Center.