Sept. 28, 2020
ATLANTA – The State Bar of Georgia has created a new standing committee, Seeking Equal Justice and Addressing Racism & Racial Bias, and has selected Atlanta partner Anita Wallace Thomas as its chair.
The standing committee‘s goal is to consider, analyze, strategize, and recommend to the Executive Committee and the Board of Governors how best to engage, listen, and learn from all who are willing to share their experiences with bigotry and racism; identify, address, and eradicate bigotry, racism, and racial bias in the administration of justice in Georgia; encourage, partner with, and assist local Bar associations and other law-related organizations, entities, and agencies to accomplish these goals statewide; and otherwise ensure an equal system of justice for all.
Thomas practices in litigation involving general commercial litigation, automotive product liability, drug and medical device litigation, product liability, and employment litigation and toxic tort.
The committee’s first event is a Courageous Conversation featuring National Bar Association President CK Hoffler and Jonathan Ringel, managing editor of the Daily Report. Courageous Conversation is a new program created to encourage dialogue on the sensitive topics surrounding race and ultimately create a better understanding of the differing views surrounding this issue. Click here to register.
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