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The Bennett Law Firm, P.A.

RENO, Nev. — One of the country’s pre-eminent attorneys representing management in labor and employment law issues, Peter Bennett of The Bennett Law Firm of Portland, Maine, has been elected chair of the Board of Trustees of The National Judicial College (NJC), the nation’s oldest and largest institution of judicial education.

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.  Attorney Bennett has been a leader in his community and within the American Bar Association (ABA) for over 25years.  He is widely recognized as a leader in labor and employment law, having been named to Martindale Hubbell’s Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Chambers USA, the Nation’s 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys and other respected peer-reviewed lawyer-rating publications. He is a fellow with the National College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and has also received the Silver Shingle Award for Service to the Profession from Boston University School of Law.

Peter Bennett 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, is a trustee of the Appellate Judges Education Institute, and is the Maine State Delegate to the ABA’s House of Delegates.

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 of Portland, Maine.

The College’s 21-member Board of Trustees sets policy and provides leadership in achieving the College’s mission. Members come from diverse fields, including the law and judiciary as well as business and corporate areas.


About The Bennet Law Firm

The Bennett Law Firm was founded well over 55 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 also a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

The Bennett Law Firm
Peter Bennett


About National Judicial College

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 half a century, the NJC has been offering courses nationwide to improve judicial productivity, challenge current perceptions of justice and inspire judges to achieve judicial excellence. The organization provides training to over 8,000 judges every year and 10,000 with their online programs, drawing participants from every state and more than 150 countries.

The National Judicial College
Ed Cohen
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