Peter Bennett Named Chair of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Judicial Independence

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The American Bar Association recently named Peter Bennett, Partner at The Bennett Law Firm in Portland, ME, as chair of their Standing Committee on Judicial Independence.

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The Bennett Law Firm, a labor and employment and civil litigation law firm located in Portland, ME, is proud to announce that Peter Bennett, a labor and employment relations and litigation attorney with the firm, has been named as chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Standing Committee on Judicial Independence.

The ABA’s Standing Committee on Judicial Independence was established in 1997. The purpose of the Committee is to promote awareness of the values of an independent, accountable and efficient judiciary and to assist bar associations in responding to unwarranted criticism of judges. The Standing Committee on Judicial Independence serves as the ABA's clearinghouse of information on judicial independence and judicial selection in state, local and administrative judiciary.

Additionally, the Committee’s mission is to accomplish the following:
-Assist courts, administrative judiciaries and state, local and territorial bar associations in considering and effectuating responses to infringement of judicial independence
-Encourage public awareness and appreciation of the importance of judicial independence and merit selection to the American judicial system and the rule of law
-Make recommendations on ways to improve and enhance the institutional independence and efficiency of state, territorial and local judiciaries and encourage appropriate accountability to enhance judicial independence and the efficient administration of justice
-Act as a clearinghouse for the Association's activities dealing with the judicial independence of state, local and administrative judiciaries

Attorney Bennett, who is nationally recognized as a leader representing management in the field of labor and employment law, was recently appointed as a Member of the ABA’s TIPS Task Force on Leadership-Diversity Initiative and is serving as a member of the John Marshall Award Selection Committee to the ABA Justice Center Coordinating Council. He is also past Chair of the American Bar Association’s 24,500 member Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section.

Mr. Bennett is also a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Primerus). Primerus is a society of top-rated, independent, boutique law firms that have earned the right to display the Primerus seal of quality. As one of the most respected law firm societies, Primerus has 180+ member firms in 125 cities located in over 35 countries around the world. Primerus has become the size of some of the world's largest law firms and is growing at an unprecedented pace throughout Europe, Asia, and elsewhere around the globe. High quality legal services at reasonable fees - that's how Primerus can work for you. With nearly 2,800 lawyers in the society, Primerus members, collectively, offer the breadth of expertise and jurisdictional coverage that only the world's largest law firms can offer to their clients, but at more reasonable rates.

About The Bennett Law Firm:
The Bennett Law Firm is a boutique firm specializing in labor law, employment law and civil litigation throughout New England. The firm was founded nearly fifty 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. 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 offers experienced legal guidance in aggressively avoiding unionization and is also at the forefront in developing preventative policies and procedures, training, avoiding, and if necessary, resolving employment disputes (including alternative dispute resolution), negotiating collective bargaining agreements and defending litigation arising from employment disputes. In addition to the firm's labor and employment practices, it handles commercial and civil litigation, and focuses on resolving the complex legal matters that confront both businesses and individuals daily.

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