Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession: Presented by the KTLA Women's Caucus


Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession: Hosted by the KTLA Women's Caucus

9 - 11 a.m. on January 13 via Zoom

Free registration (KTLA members only)
Zoom connection information and presentation materials provided prior to program 

9 - 10 a.m.: Understanding and Mitigating Implicit Bias in Litigation | T.K. Floyd Foutz and Dana Cutler.

10 - 11 a.m.: Judicial Panel Discussion on Overcoming Bias to Become Legal Leaders | Judge Jenifer Ashford, Judge Gwynne Birzer, and Judge Jennifer Myers



 T.K. Floyd Foutz is a 2002 cum laude graduate of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She is also an alumna of Purdue University, earning undergraduate and graduate degrees. T.K. has had a variety of professional experiences, including serving as a law clerk for Judge C. Arlen Beam, United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She has also worked as a commercial litigator for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP (San Antonio, Texas), McDermott Will & Emery LLP (Washington, DC), and Cokinos, Bosien & Young (San Antonio, Texas).


After spending most of her legal career as a commercial litigator, T.K. decided to focus her practice on family law matters. She made this transition based on her desire to help build and strengthen families in the community. While managing her own law practice (Law Office of T.K. Floyd, PLLC), she realized that she could have a broader impact on the community by teaching future attorneys. She joined the faculty of the Law Success Program at St. Mary’s University School of Law (San Antonio, Texas), where she taught multiple academic success courses and developed curricula and academic programming for students. She also mentored students regarding academic, professional, and personal success. T.K. left St. Mary’s in 2018, when her family moved from Texas to Georgia for her husband’s military assignment.


Currently, T.K. is a national speaker and writer on topics related to diversity and inclusion, including implicit bias in the legal profession. She has also served as a Director for the National Diversity Council and has facilitated the DiversityFirst™ Certified Diversity Professional certification program.


Outside of her professional activities, T.K. enjoys spending quality time with her blended family. Additionally, as the spouse of an active duty service member, she understands the importance of serving others. She is actively involved in mentoring students at all levels (from elementary school to law school) and young professionals, and she offers bar exam coaching to recent law school graduates. She also serves her community by presenting seminars on estate planning, stress management, and faith.


 Dana Tippin Cutler is a partner in her family's law firm, James W. Tippin & Associates. She graduated from UMKC School of Law in 1989 and from Spelman College with a B.A. in 1986. She served as the first woman of color President of The Missouri Bar (Sept 2016-Sept 2017) and The Missouri Bar Foundation. Dana is a three-time recipient of The Missouri Bar's President Award for service. Dana is known for her informative and engaging style when presenting on the topic of diversity and the tough issues under the diversity umbrella. Her Courageous Collaboration project on diversity won an American Bar Association award for effectiveness in 2017. Dana speaks frequently all over the country and abroad on the issue of diversity in the workplace and the legal profession.


She is the proud mother of three adult sons Keith, Jr., Dean and Austin Cutler and is the co-judge of Couples Court with the Cutlers (a nationally syndicated two-time Emmy-nominated court television show) with her partner, in practice and in marriage, Keith Cutler, Sr.




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