aka “Mickey” Bennett
President of the Shriver Center in Chicago starting in 2007. Played a key role in the organization’s path of not taking LSC or other government money.
Worked at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri for 23 years, including 18 years as executive director and general counsel. Was a judge on the Missouri Court of Appeals, then was both the first Jewish and the first legally blind judge on the Missouri Supreme Court.
Long time executive director of the Chicago Bar Foundation involved in numerous other organizations and initiatives. Played leading role in securing passage of Illinois state legislation funding civil legal aid.
Directed the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid for 42 years after starting his career with the United Farm Workers (UFW) in the Rio Grande Valley. National leader on migrant labor issues.