American Bar Association President William C. Hubbard has announced that the ABA will sponsor the Burton Awards, a national awards program created by William C. Burton and run in association with the Library of Congress and its Law Library.

The Burton Awards program rewards accomplishments in law, including the finest writing, teaching, journalism, public service in government, public interest work, general counsel efforts and achievements of lawyers in the military.

The honorary board of directors of the Burton Awards program includes: Judge Richard Posner, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit; Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit; Judith Kaye, former chief judge of the New York State Court of Appeals (retired); John Cornyn, U.S. senator; Robert P. Casey Jr., U.S. senator; Mike Crapo, U.S. senator; Thomas L. Sager, partner, Ballard, Spahr LLP; Les Parrette, senior vice president and general counsel, Novelis Inc.; and Stephen R. Mysliwiec, partner, DLA Piper.

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