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Teresa Wineland to Moderate ABOTA Webinar on Role of Race in Trial of Civil Cases

News - Inclusiveness and Diversity | September 24, 2020


Little Rock litigation attorney Teresa Wineland will co-moderate a webinar titled, “Dismissed With Prejudice: A Discussion on Race and the Trial of Civil Cases™,” hosted by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Set for Friday, October 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. CDT, the free webinar is open to everyone and will feature a panel of nationally known attorneys and judges who will speak about bias in civil litigation, from judges to juries to clients. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A, and CLE ethics credit is available.

The complete agenda and registration are available here.

“One of the issues we’ll be discussing is the pipeline into the practice of civil litigation for minorities, as well as bias in the courtroom and in trials of civil cases. It will be a focused discussion on what we can do in our civil justice system to try to erase racial barriers and implicit bias,” said Ms. Wineland.

She is the ABOTA Diversity of Membership Committee co-chair, alongside John E. Sweeney, who founded the "Dismissed With Prejudice" program. She has tried over 75 jury trials as lead counsel in both state and federal courts in a wide range of subject areas. She also has handled numerous non-jury trials, mediations, appeals, and large-scale eDiscovery projects.

ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ABOTA, an invitation-only organization, consists of more than 7,600 lawyers among 96 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.