The Premier Program in Law

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A Non-Profit, 501(c)3 organization, held in association with the Library of Congress, presented by lead sponsor Law360, and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association.

  • Welcome to America's Preeminent Event In Law

    Dedicated to rewarding excellence and encouraging perfection.
    Awards include: Legends in Law; Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Awards (Law Firm & Law School); Book of the Year, Public Service in the Government Awards; Public Service in the Military Awards; Public Interest Awards; Reform in Law Award…and so much more!

  • Held at the Awe-inspiring 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 palatial.

  • Celebrating the Greatest Achievements in Law!

    With awards that range from honoring general counsel, writers, public service, managing partners and members of the executive branch of government.

  • With the Twentieth Anniversary Celebration in 2019 Which Featured:

    John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, who was interviewed by David G. Leitch, Global General Counsel of Bank of America.

  • Which Proudly Honored Decorated Leaders in the Military

    This past year, Captain Lia Reynolds, United States Navy, won the Public Service Award in the Military.

  • Addressing Critical Issues

    This past year the issue of Constitutionality/Legality of the President’s Declaration of a National Emergency to Justify Construction of a Wall at the Southern Border was debated.

  • With Leaders Happy to Promote Law

    Founder and Chair, Bill Burton, is shown ready to start the program, with Jane Sullivan Roberts, a member of the Honorary Board of Directors.

  • Including the Greatest Celebrities...

    Michelle Pfeiffer joined by husband, David E. Kelley, attended the program.

  • And Outstanding Performances!

    In 2019, Tony Award winner and star of Disney’s Frozen, Idina Menzel, performed!

  • With Pure Magic…

    Shin Lim, one of America's foremost magicians, performed at the 2019 event.

  • And Pure Fun!

    Among many outstanding performers who have appeared at the Burton Awards, is former TV host Jay Leno.

  • We’re Planning Another Jaw Dropping Program

    We anticipate another function which is filled to capacity in the Great Hall of the incomparable Library of Congress!

  • The Table Is Now Set For Another Great Event!

    Join us at the next event on June 14, 2021, as we salute the finest members of the legal profession.