Ben Griffith appointed to American Bar’s Standing Committee on Election Law
May 20, 2011 | 4110 views | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The American Bar Association President-Elect has appointed Ben Griffith of the law firm of Griffith & Griffith to serve as chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Election Law.

Griffith serves on the ABA’s House of Delegates, the governing body for the Association and is past-chair of the ABA Section of State & Local Government Law. His law practice focuses on federal civil litigation on behalf of cities, counties and special districts, with an emphasis on voting rights litigation, redistricting, election law, environmental law and insurance defense.

The Standing Committee was created in 1973 with the purpose of developing and examining ways to improve the federal electoral process.

In 1979, a 10-member Advisory Commission was created consisting of representatives of Congress, the President of the League of Women Voters, the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman of the Federal Election Commission, election law attorneys, and academics.

The Standing Committee and its Advisory Commission are nationally recognized election law experts who are charged with representing the Association’s commitment to ensure that the nation’s election laws are legally sound and are drafted to permit the broadest, least restrictive access by Americans to the ballot box.

The American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.