The Burton Association of Legal Administrators Awards

Due Date: March 18, 2014

Best Law Firm Advertisement - The award is given for the best law firm advertisement which appeared in a publication during the preceding year. The advertisement may be devoted to publicizing the firm, a cause supported by the firm, or an effort worked on by the firm or its member.

Best Law Firm Compendium - The award is given for the best book or compilation published by or on behalf of a law firm devoted to analyzing either a single areas or multiple subject areas in law.

Best Law Firm Newsletter - The award is given for the best newsletter which presents either the ongoing work and efforts of the firm, or analysis of current issues in the law, or both.

Best Law Firm Website - The award is presented based on the following criteria: (1) professional image conveyed, (2) plain, clear and concise writing, and (3) comprehensive variety and newsworthiness of the articles posted.

Best Law Firm Publication - The award is given to publications which are not newsletters, not compendiums on law, and not books. It is a catch-all category.

Outstanding Authoritative Book by a Partner in a Law Firm - The award is given to a member of a law firm whose book is an important contribution to the legal profession, and its content is comprehensive in scope, informative, incisive, and is an important reference and informational tool.

Download the Applications

  • 2014 Best Law Firm Advertisement

    Defining the Award: The award is given for the best law firm advertisement which appeared in a publication in 2013. The advertisement may be devoted to publicizing the firm, a cause supported by the firm, or an effort worked on by the firm or its member.

  • 2014 Best Law Firm Compendium

    Defining the Award: The award is given for the best book or compilation published by or on behalf of a law firm devoted to analyzing either a single areas or multiple subject areas in law.

  • 2014 Best Law Firm Newsletter

    Defining the Award: The award is given for the best newsletter which presents either the ongoing work and efforts of the firm, or analysis of current issues in the law, or both.

  • 2014 Best Law Firm Website

    Defining the Award: The award is given for the best presentation of a law firm via their website. It must showcase the firm and its benefits and capabilities.

  • 2014 Best Law Firm Publication

    Defining the Award: The award is given to publications that are not newsletters, not compendiums on law, and not books. It is a catch-all category.

  • 2014 Outstanding Authoritative Book by a Partner in a Law Firm

    Defining the Award: The award is given to a member of a law firm whose book is an important contribution to the legal profession, and its content is comprehensive in scope, informative, incisive, and is an important reference and informational tool.

The 2013 ALA Award Winners

Outstanding Authoritative Book by a Partner in a Law Firm
Initial Public Offerings: A Practical Guide to Going Public, Second Edition
David Westenberg
WilmerHale

Best Law Firm Advertisement
A to Z Advertisement
Abby Ewing
David, Goodman & Madole

Best Law Firm Compendium
Dodd-Frank at 2
Charles Horn & Oliver Ireland
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Best Law Firm Newsletter
FCPA Update
Paul R. Berger, Sean Hecker, Andrew M. Levine, Bruce E. Yannett and Steven S. Michaels
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Best Law Firm Publication
Pro Bono to Live By
Jan Easterling
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Best Law Firm Website
www.calljensen.com
David R. Sugden
Call & Jensen, APC

Association of Legal Administrators

Your connection to knowledge, resources and networking

Dear ALA Member:

ALA is once again proud to remind you of its continued association with The Burton Awards for Legal Achievement. The annual Burton Awards competition is now open, with five categories of competition open to ALA members (and their employers) only. They include:

ALA members may nominate a magazine, compendium, newsletter or other communication that was published by their firm. The entry must be in written form, rather than Internet disseminated, published during 2013 and must have been intended to inform clients or the public about legal issues or subjects. Judging criteria will include writing style and technique, research, analysis and content. Awards will be given for first place in each category above.

To enter the competition, complete the ALA nomination form online at www.burtonawards.com and send two copies of the materials or item(s) being entered, to The Burton Awards for Legal Achievement, #0051, 110 Wall Street, 11th Floor, New York, New York 10005-3198.

Nominations can only be submitted by ALA members. There is no lengthy application process and no entry fee. There is no limitation on length or format. If the newsletter or publication is published regularly during the year, it is suggested that no less than four samples be forwarded.

The 2014 Burton Awards Program will be held in the Great Hall of The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. on June 9, 2014.

The Burton Awards program is a nonprofit event that is also held in association with the Library of Congress and its Law Library.

The Burton Awards are sponsored by the Association of Legal Administrators. For further information or if you have questions, please call the Burton Awards directly at (212) 672-1862.

Association of Legal Administrators

ALA is your connection to knowledge, resources and networking. The Mission of this international association of more than 10,000 law firm management professionals is to improve the quality of management of legal services organizations; promote and enhance the competence and professionalism of legal administrators and all members of the management team; and represent professional legal management and managers to the legal community and to the community at large. For more information on ALA programs and services, visit the ALA home website at www.alanet.org and the ALA Legal Management Resource Center at www.alanet.org/lmrc.