Sunday, February 24, 2013
The Burton Awards for Legal Achievement is without a doubt the most glamorous evening dedicated to legal writing. The black tie gala is held in Washington D.C. in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress -- the most beautiful building and room in the United States. And Ralph Brill looks just great in a tux.
The entertainment last year was Bernadette Peters. This year the entertainment will be a performance by Emmy, Grammy and Tony Nominee Vanessa Williams.
The 2013 Burton Awards will be held on Monday, June 3, 2013. The event begins at 4:45 p.m. with award presentations followed by a reception and gala dinner in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress.
The Burton Awards are designed to reward major achievements in the law, ranging from literary awards to the greatest reform in law. The awards are selected by professors from Harvard Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, and the University of California at Irvine School of Law, among others. Judge Richard Posner (7th Circuit US Court of Appeals), Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit US Court of Appeals), U.S. Senator John Cornyn, U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr., U.S. Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman Spencer Bachus, Judith Kaye (Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals) (retired), Supreme Court Justice Carol Corrigan of California, Thomas L. Sager (Senior Vice President and General Counsel of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company) and Sabine Curto (Senior Director of Administration, Kirkland & Ellis LLP) are honorary members on the Board of Directors.