Today, legal writing is undergoing dramatic changes. Obscure and turgid writing is being replaced with clear, plain and concise wording. The progress is certainly the result of the fine efforts of legal writing professors in law schools throughout the country. The change is also occurring because of the work of many leaders in the field who have joined in fomenting the revolution. We hope that through these collective efforts we will continue to extinguish old writing habits which have no place in contemporary law.
Past Guest Speakers
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Speaks About Her Award-Winning Book, “My Own Words” – 2017
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.
Legends In Law Luncheon Keynote Speaker Attorney General George Jepsen – 2017
Attorney General of Connecticut, George Jepsen joined the General Counsel winners at the Legends in Law Luncheon on Monday, May 22, 2017. He was introduced by Member and Co-Chair of State Attorneys General Practice, Bernard Nash.
The Rule of Law by Mike Walsh – 2017
Thanks to Lead Sponsor, Law360, LexisNexis CEO Legal and Professional, Mike Walsh spoke on the Rule of Law at the 18th annual Burton Awards on Monday, May 22, 2017. He was introduced by Distinguished Chair, Law Library of Congress Global Outreach, Al Hegyi.
Lamarr Houston Speaks at Prestigious Law Event -2017
A chance meeting on an airplane with one of the nation’s most prominent lawyers recently led to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Lamarr Houston. On a flight with New York-based attorney William C. Burton, the Bears outside linebacker mentioned that he hopes to attend law school after his playing career ends. Burton, the founder and chairman of […]
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Interview – 2016
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer spoke out on international law in an interview with Master of Ceremonies, Bill Press, at the 2016 Burton Awards. He also received the “Book of Year in Law” Award that year.
Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt – 2014
The Burton Awards program, run in association with the Library of Congress, had Oklahoma Attorney General, E. Scott Pruitt, chair of the Republican Attorneys General Association, as the guest speaker at the Burton Awards luncheon, held on June 9, 2014. The luncheon was held in honor of the finest general counsels in America who have […]