Honors and Awards
Bennet Named One of Most Influential Lawyers in E-Commerce by LA Business Journal
July 24, 2014
Bennet was named to the 2014 Los Angeles Business Journal List of Most Influential Lawyers in Digital Media and E-Commerce Law.
Bennet Wins Nominations for CLBR and Political Column
May 23, 2014
Bennet was named a finalist by the LA Press Club for the Southern California Journalism Awards in two categories, both related to legendary figures from the Johnson Administration. The first is from an interview with Doris Kearns Goodwin, President Johnson’s biographer and the second arises from an article written by former Johnson press-secretary Bill Moyers. The nominations are Bennet’s 15th and 16th over the last 9 years. He has won on three occasions for Online Commentary, Print Commentary (smaller newspapers) and Best Newsletter.
Cyber Report Nabs 5th Nomination for SCJA
May 22, 2013
Cyber Report was named a Finalist for the Los Angeles Press Club's Southern California Journalism Awards for the 5th straight year.
CLBR Broadcasts 100th Show
May 15, 2013
Started in 2011, the 100th episode featured repeat guests Rebecca Madigan from the PMA and Ken White from Popehat.
Bennet Participates in Florida Voter Protection Effort
November 6, 2012
Bennet was part of a team of lawyers who descended on Florida and other states to fight efforts at voter suppression.
US Dept of Commerce Selects Bennet for China Legal Exchange
August 12, 2012
Bennet was one of 3 private sector lawyers selected to present on IP and ECommerce issues be part of the U.S. delegation for the 17th US-China Legal Exchange which will be held in Harbin, Beijing and Guiyang.
Cyber Report Wins 2nd Prize at 2012 LA Press Club Awards
June 24 2012
Cyber Report took home the 2nd Prize at the LA Press Club's 54th Southern California Journalism Awards.
Bennet Wins 3rd LA Press Club Award
June 27, 2011
Cyber Report was named the top newsletter at the 53rd Southern California Journalism Awards. Judges praised Cyber Report for "lots of news and info on an emerging field of law (and business), presented simply with lots of links for even more information."
Bennet also was a finalist in the Print Commentary category for his writing for the Santa Monica Daily Press.
Bennet Selected to be Part of US Delegation of Internet Experts
January 8, 2011
Bennet was selected to be part of a delegation of American internet experts to travel to Bangkok to meet with leading Chinese Netizens and discuss life behind the Great Firewall.
Bennet Scores Two Nominations to SCJAs
May 25, 2010
Bennet was named a finalist in the categories of Print Journalist of the Year (circulation under 100,000) and Corporate Newsletter.
Bennet Nabs 2nd Prize for Online Journalist of the Year
June 14, 2009
At the 51st Southern California Journalism Awards, Bennet took home two second prize awards - one for Online Journalist of the Year and the other for Top Newsletter for his law firm's Cyber Report newsletter. Bennet also scored a honorable mention in the Blogger category.
Bennet Wins Top Prize At 50th at LA Press Club Awards
June 21 2008
Bennet won his second Southern California Journalism Award in two years, winning for print commentary for newspapers under 100,000 in circulation for his writings in the Santa Monica Daily Press. Judges called his work:
Every piece was thoroughly crafted, to the point and a good read.
Bennet also waas a finalist for Online Commentary and Online Journalist of the Year.
Bennet Wins Top Prize for Online Commentary at LAPC Awards
June 21, 2007
At the 49th LA Press Club Awards the top honors for Online Commentary went to Bennet for his writing on Huffington Post which judges called:
An entertaining and compelling mix of bite, intelligence and humor. It’s clear he does his homework and isn’t afraid to tell it the way he sees it. He reads the Bush administration like a book. His column on class warfare is exceptionally piercing.
Bennet named Hon. Citizen of Harrisburg, PA
March 28, 2007
Mayor Stephen Reed named Bennet an honorary citizen of Harrisburg following his participation in a panel on revitalizing American cities at Renaissance Weekend.
LA Press Club Awards Bennet 2nd Place for Online Commentary
June 28, 2006
At the LA Press Club's 48th Southern California Journalism Awards, Bennet won Second Prize in Online Commentary for his work on Democratic Underground.
German Ministry of Defense Selects Bennet for Worner Seminar
October 1, 1994
The Worner Seminar which brings 15 young-American leaders to Germany and pairs them with their German counterparts as they travel the country and learn about German history, culture, politics and military, selected Bennet Kelley for its 1994 program.