• Held at The Library of Congress
  • In Association with The Library of Congress
  • And Co-Sponsored by the American Bar Association
  • Dedicated to Rewarding Perfection in Law
  • To Involve Prominent Leaders, like Thomas Sager and Les Parrette
  • With the Most Renowned Chairs, including Jane Roberts
  • To Recognize the Finest General Counsel through Awards Sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • To Celebrate, Together, Great Successes
  • To Reward Lawyers in the Armed Forces
  • In Front of an Audience that has Grown to over 500 Guests
  • Featuring Celebrities, like Jay Leno
  • Vanessa Williams, Academy Award Winning Singer
  • Bernadette Peters, Two-Time Tony Award Winner
  • With Michele Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley
  • And Jane Krakowski of "30 Rock" Fame
  • With Guest Speakers, including Scott Pruitt, Attorney General of Oklahoma
  • With Tom Brokaw, of NBC News
  • Chris Matthews, of MSNBC
  • Bob Schieffer, of CBS News
  • Through the Vision of William C. Burton, Founder   
  • To Create the Greatest Celebration in Law
  • With the Stage Now Set for Our Next Program
  • Held at the Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress
  • To Reward Excellence, and Encourage Perfection
The Burton Awards 2015 Event

Each year since its inception seventeen years ago, the national awards program has grown in stature. The non-profit program is now one of the most prominent and dynamic awards programs in law. Patterned after the Pulitzers, its relationship with the Library of Congress has helped it flourish. Read more about The Burton Awards. Read more about The Burton Awards.

Our guest speakers and award winners have included U.S. Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia, and John Paul Stevens [retired].