Equality as Talisman: Getting Beyond Bias to Cultural Competence as a Professional Skill

50 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2011  

Nelson P. Miller

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Tracey Brame

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Dale Iverson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Goldie Adele

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: January 1, 2008

Abstract

The equality of individuals as a self-evident truth defines the national conscience. Lawyers and other professionals must get beyond bias in order to serve their professional missions. They do so not simply through commitment to equal regard for each client but more so by developing the professional skills to serve each equal client uniquely. Lawyers and other professionals must develop and exercise cultural competence. This co-authored article offers a model for the culturally competent professional in five areas including communication, cognition, relationship, resources, and references.

Keywords: culture, cultural, competence, equality, model, ethics, skill

Suggested Citation

Miller, Nelson P. and Brame, Tracey and Iverson, Dale and Adele, Goldie, Equality as Talisman: Getting Beyond Bias to Cultural Competence as a Professional Skill (January 1, 2008). Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Vol. 25, No. 100, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1961628

Nelson Pierce Miller (Contact Author)

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School ( email )

111 Commerce S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.cooley.edu/faculty/miller_nelson.html

Tracey Brame

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Dale Iverson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Goldie Adele

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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