Our non-profit program has grown to include the finest general counsel, writers, journalists, professors, managing partners, members of the executive branch and lawyers who have contributed to the public interest.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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!"
We are planning the next program to be even bigger and better!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2018 New York, New York: The finest law school writers of 2018 have been announced by the Burton Awards, a non-profit program, which is run in association with the Library of Congress, presented by lead sponsor Law360, and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association. The 15 winners, who will be […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2018 New York, New York: The Legends in Law Program, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, will hold its Eleventh Anniversary Program on May 21, 2018 at the Library of Congress. Tom Sager, partner at Ballard Spahr, and Les Parrette, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2018 New York, New York: The finest law firm writers of 2018 have been announced by the Burton Awards, a non-profit program, which is run in association with the Library of Congress, presented by lead sponsor Law360, and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association. The winners, who will be presented […]
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined us on Monday, May 22, 2017 to accept the “Book of the Year in Law” Award for her book, “My Own Words.” She joined the stage with her two co-authors, Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams, in an interview with Master of Ceremonies, Bill Press.