Friday, September 9, 2011

Carlton Fields Shareholder Benjamine Reid Appointed Co-Chair of ABA Legal Services Committee

Miami, Fla. – September 8, 2011 – Benjamine Reid, a Miami shareholder with Carlton Fields, was recently appointed co-chair of the Legal Services Training Committee of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association (ABA). Reid will serve a one-year term.

The program is designed to offer intensive trial advocacy training, at no cost, to attorneys at clinics and legal services programs who do not typically have access to traditional continuing legal education trial skills programs.

The ABA Section of Litigation has sought to become a leader in forging a partnership between the private bar and attorneys who dedicate their practices to serving the poor and the disadvantaged. In this spirit, the Section initiated the Legal Services Advocacy Training Program in 1992. 

Reid is a trial lawyer who represents a diverse corporate clientele in litigation. He has extensive appellate experience in both state and federal courts. Reid handles commercial disputes, environmental matters, and products liability claims. A substantial portion of his practice is represented by class action litigation. He also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Carlton Fields. Reid received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law.

About Carlton Fields: Carlton Fields is a leading provider of legal and consultative services to a broad spectrum of business clients ranging from multi-national Fortune 100 companies to start-ups. With locations in the major business centers in Florida and the Southeast, Carlton Fields provides clients with access to their more than 300 attorneys and government consultants. For more information, visit


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