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Wednesday, September 11 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Race and Our Practice

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We will discuss race as a social construct; why and how race is often used in society and the criminal justice system.

This session will explore why race is a significant factor in our cases and the attorney’s and investigator’s need to be cognizant and sensitive to this. We will also look at the statistical reality that a defendant will more than likely be an African born in America or some other minority and explore ways to best serve them.

Topic material will cover:
  • Origin of race in the U. S.
  • How race is used
  • Most likely defendants
  • Barriers to effective communication
  • Preconceptions and Stereotypes
  • Tools to address the issues of race in our practice

Speakers
avatar for Watani Tyehimba

Watani Tyehimba

Investigator, Tyehimba Services, Inc.
Watani S.U. Tyehimba, CPP, CCDI (CPP), Board Certified in Security Management, and (CCDI), Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator has been in the protective services field since 1972. He has performed duties as a legal investigator and paralegal for law firms in California... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm PDT
Room 119