Peter Bennett, of The Bennett Law Firm in Portland, Maine has been named Treasurer of the National Judicial College (NJC), effective July 1, 2016.
The National Judicial College was founded in 1963 and is the nation’s leading provider of judicial education. The NJC is housed in a state-of-the-art building on the historic 255- acre campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. For more than 46 years, the NJC has been offering courses to improve judicial productivity, challenge current perceptions of justice and inspire judges to achieve judicial excellence.
Bennett has served on the NJC board as a Trustee since 2014. He graduated from Harvard University with honors and from Boston University School of Law and Graduate School of Management with a JD/MBA.
Mr. Bennett has been a leader in his community and within the American Bar Association (ABA) for over 25years. He has chaired the 36,000 member Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the ABA, has chaired the ABA’s Standing Committee on Judicial Independence, served as special advisor to the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Civil Justice System, is the First Circuit member of the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, is a member of the ABA’s Commission on the American Jury Project, and is a trustee of the Appellate Judges Education Institute. Bennett is nationally recognized as a lawyer representing management in the field of labor and employment law, and is President of The Bennett Law Firm with offices in Portland, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts.
About The Bennett Law Firm
The Bennett Law Firm was founded over 50 years ago with a boutique practice focused on representing management on issues of labor and employment law. The firm has a sophisticated trial practice and also offers experienced legal guidance in aggressively avoiding unionization. The firm is also at the forefront in developing preventative policies and procedures, conducting workplace investigations, training, avoiding and, if necessary, resolving employment disputes (including alternative dispute resolution), negotiating collective bargaining agreements, and arbitration.
The Bennett Law Firm is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.