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Thursday, May. 13, 2010
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Committee for Public Counsel Services selects Anthony Benedetti as next chief counsel

The Committee for Public Counsel Services has recently selected Anthony Benedetti to be its next chief counsel, beginning on Monday, August 2.

Benedetti currently serves as CPCS General Counsel, a position he has held since 1998. Prior to that Benedetti spent five years as a public defender trial lawyer in the CPCS Brockton office where he represented hundreds of clients and tried 40 cases in the District and Superior Courts.

Benedetti grew up in West Roxbury and graduated from Boston College (1987) and Suffolk University Law School (cum laude, 1993). While in law school, Benedetti worked as an audit specialist in the CPCS Audit and Oversight Unit; and between college and law school he worked as a Fiscal and Policy Analyst for the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Benedetti is an active, long-time member of the Massachusetts and the Boston Bar Associations and currently serves on the MBA House of Delegates and on its Executive Management Board, and he is a member of the BBA Criminal Law Section Steering Committee.  

On the national level, Benedetti is the Massachusetts representative on the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) State Legislative Network, and he has twice been elected to the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) Board of Directors (through 2011). Benedetti is also a member of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty. Finally, Benedetti has served as an adjunct professor at Suffolk University in the Criminal Justice Masters Program since 2002.

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