• Held at The Library of Congress
  • In a Venue that Symbolizes Excellence
  • With an Exciting Program
    which includes an Electrifying Debate
  • Honoring the Finest Leaders like William Hubbard,
    Immediate Past President, ABA
  • To Involve Prominent Leaders, like Thomas Sager and Les Parrette
  • With the Most Renowned Chairs, including Jane Roberts
  • To Recognize the Most Inspiring General Counsel through Awards Sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • To Celebrate, Together, Great Successes
  • To Reward Lawyers in the Armed Forces
  • In Front of an Audience that has Grown to over 500 Guests
  • Featuring Celebrities, like Jay Leno
  • Vanessa Williams, Academy Award Winning Singer
  • Bernadette Peters, Two-Time Tony Award Winner
  • Kristin Chenoweth, Emmy and Tony Award Winner
  • With Michele Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley
  • And Jane Krakowski of "30 Rock" Fame
  • With Tom Brokaw, of NBC News
  • Through the Vision of William C. Burton, Founder   
  • To Create the Greatest Celebration in Law
  • To Reward Excellence and Encourage Perfection
The Burton Awards 2017 Event

Each year since its inception eighteen years ago, the national awards program has grown in stature. The non-profit program is held in association with the Library of Congress, presented by lead sponsor Law360 and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association. Patterned after the Pulitzers, its close relationship with the Library of Congress has helped it flourish. Read more about The Burton Awards.

Our guest speakers and award winners have included U.S. Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia, and Justice Stevens [retired].