Peter Bennett Elected to Serve on Portland Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees Human Resources Committee

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Peter Bennett has been elected by the Portland Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees to serve on the Board’s Human Resources Committee.

Peter Bennett (http://www.thebennettlawfirm.com/), President of The Bennett Law Firm in Portland, Maine, has been elected by the Portland Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees to serve on the Board’s Human Resources Committee. Attorney Bennett was asked to serve on this Committee and to oversee the function of the Museum’s library due to his extensive expertise in the field of employment law. The Portland Museum of Art is the largest and oldest art museum in the state of Maine. The Museum's collection of more than 17,000 objects is housed in three historic and remarkable buildings showcasing three centuries of art and architecture.

Peter Bennett is nationally recognized as a leader representing management in the field of labor and employment law. He is a past Chair of the American Bar Association’s 35,000 member Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section. He has given in excess of 200 law-related lectures in over twenty states, and has taught personnel law at the University of Southern Maine since 1989. He is currently serving as Dean of the 2009/2010 ABA TIPS Leadership Academy, and is also a member of the ABA’s Task Force on Federal Preemption of State Law and the ABA’s Standing Committee on Judicial Independence.

The Bennett Law Firm was founded over forty-five years ago by its namesake, Herbert H. Bennett, a well known and nationally prominent trial lawyer whose practice focused on representing management on issues of labor and employment law. Throughout the years, the firm has remained relatively small by design and it continues to provide highly specialized legal services to a broad client base.

The Bennett Law Firm is a Charter Member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms (http://www.primerus.com/firms/bennett_law.htm). Primerus is a network of approximately 145 top-quality, independent law firms located across the US, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Primerus members (http://www.primerus.com/membership_benefits.htm) are vetted and accredited for membership based on their commitment to the following six principles: integrity, excellence of work product, reasonable fee structure, professional education, civility, and community service.

For more information about Peter Bennett and The Bennett Law Firm, visit http://www.thebennettlawfirm.com/.

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