2019 - The Grand 20th Anniversary Celebration of Law

The Crowning Achievement in Law

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A Non-Profit, Non-Commercial program, formed in 2000, held in Association with the Library of Congress, with Lead Sponsor Law360 and Co-Sponsored by the American Bar Association. The Legends in Law Program is Sponsored by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

  • Only Months Away!

    On May 20, 2019 we will roll out the red carpet for America’s leading judges and renowned members of the legal community. The outstanding program includes the finest speakers and the legal achievements, and, at our Gala in the evening the ever-spectacular Idina Menzel will perform, along with the opening act by the miraculous Shin Lim.

  • Dedicated to Perfection

    Our next event is set to welcome over 500 judges, partners, professors, deans, general counsel, and members of the legal community, who will join together for the preeminent awards in law.

  • Held at the Palatial Library of Congress

    Hailed as one of the most coveted architectural triumphs in the United States, the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress is ornate and awe-inspiring. The institution, which began in 1800, is the center of reading, research and writing in the United States.

  • Featuring the Most Prominent Jurists

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined us for our Eighteenth Annual Event to accept the "Book of the Year in Law" Award. We are also honored that U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has also joined us, and U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices John Paul Stevens (retired), Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Antonin Scalia (deceased) have attended the awards program.

  • With Incisive Commentary

    We were truly honored that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer explained the impact of his book, "The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities."

  • Honoring the Finest General Counsel in America

    Thanks to Co-Chairs Tom Sager of Ballard Spahr and Les Parrette of Novelis, and Vice-Chair of the program, Yabo Lin, a partner at Sidley Austin, a separate program is presented for general counsel. This year, a Special Committee was appointed to consider nominees.

  • With the Greatest Celebrities Attending

    At one event, we were delighted when actress Michelle Pfeiffer joined her husband, David E. Kelley, who won an award for legal writing in a television program.

  • And a Spectacular Program

    To keep the event exciting, a debate on law called "Rapid Fire" is included in the program. Shown here debating is veteran litigator Neal Katyal, former Acting Solicitor General of the United States.

  • Showcasing Outstanding Entertainment

    Each year the program presents a concert by outstanding stars. Shown here performing is Bernadette Peters who is now the lead in the hit show "Hello, Dolly!"

  • Held in Association with the August Institution, The Library of Congress, and Co-Sponsored by the American Bar Association.

  • Join us on May 20, 2019 for "The Premier Program in Law"

    We are planning the next program to be even bigger and better for the 20th anniversary!