The purpose of the Seeking Equal Justice and Addressing Racism and Racial Bias Committee is to consider, analyze, strategize, and recommend to the Executive Committee and the Board of Governors how best to:
The Seeking Equal Justice Committee has created a new series called Courageous Conversations to encourage dialogue on the sensitive topics surrounding race and ultimately create a better understanding of the differing views surrounding this issue.
The first conversation highlighted CK Hoffler of The CK Hoffler Firm and president of the National Bar Association, and Jonathan Ringel, managing editor of the Daily Report, moderated by Anita Wallace Thomas of Nelson Mullins. Hoffler and Ringel, along with representatives from the Daily Report's parent company, discussed a racially insensitive headline that ran in an issue of the Daily Report.
The second conversation, Black Lives Matter vs. Blue Lives Matter, was held on Jan. 25, and the discussion was led by Thomas F. Cuffie, Cuffie Law Firm, former law officer and detective, Atlanta City Council member; Tasha Mosley, district attorney, Clayton County; and Tiffany W. Roberts, community engagement, movement-building counsel.
2019-20 State Bar President Darrell Sutton said, "As advocates, servants and justice-seekers, the State Bar opposes inequality in our justice system, we fight bigotry and racism, and we seek fairness and equity for all." Read More