Portland, Maine (PRWEB) February 05, 2014
The Bennett Law Firm is pleased to announce that Peter Bennett will take part in the 2014 Diversity Summit Panel Discussion on Thursday, February 20 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST. During this time, the state’s largest lawyers group will gather to help the legal profession find pathways to move forward on the pressing issues surrounding diversity in the legal profession.
About the 2014 Diversity Summit Panel Discussion
The discussion will include representatives from the American Bar Association and New Jersey State Bar Association’s many sections and committee members of the specialty bar associations for an afternoon discussion and networking reception.
This year’s Summit will focus on the development and implementation of a long-range diversity plan for the association. It will offer an opportunity for attendees to hear from leaders in the legal community and learn about valuable resources and opportunities. Discussion topics will include:
- Defining the common challenges for bar associations and law-related organizations regarding diversity and inclusion
- How to effectively use leadership academies to implement bar association diversity goals
- Professional development, legal matters and government affairs
The summit will be held at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick.
About Peter Bennett
Peter Bennett is nationally recognized as a leader representing management in the field of labor and employment law. He is very active in the American Bar Association, where he currently serves as Chair of their Standing Committee on Judicial Independence, and is a past Chair of the Association’s 24,500 member Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section.
Attorney Bennett is president of The Bennett Law Firm in Portland, Maine. The firm was founded over 50 years ago by the late Herbert H. Bennett, the firm’s namesake 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 continues to provide highly specialized legal services to a broad client base throughout New England. The 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, arbitration and defending litigation arising from employment disputes.
In addition to the firm’s labor and employment practices, it handles complex litigation, alcohol licensing and civil litigation, and focuses on resolving complex legal matters that confront both businesses and individuals daily.
The Bennett Law Firm is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.