Cozen O’Connor’s State AG Report, the go-to resource for issues relating to State Attorneys General (AG), has been named as the inaugural recipient of the “Blog of the Year in Law” Award by the prestigious Burton Awards.
With a special emphasis on writing and reform, the Burton Awards honors legal excellence in writing, reform, public service and interest, regulatory innovation, and lifetime achievements in the profession. Law firm publications from the 1,000 largest law firms are recognized for demonstrated clarity, cogency, and persuasive legal writing. According to William Burton, Founder and Chair, the award was presented to Cozen O’Connor for “the finest updated news on a subject in blog fashion, which presented outstanding insights and analysis and writing.”
As State AGs have become increasingly prominent and influential on issues impacting both the business community and the broader legal landscape, the State AG Report has reported those developments, providing weekly searchable coverage of notable AG activity and in-depth analysis and commentary on major AG issues. The blog site also contains a wealth of background information regarding AGs, including biographies, elections, and a calendar of national AG meetings. The blog is edited by the co-chairs of Cozen O’Connor’s State Attorney General Practice, Bernard Nash and Lori Kalani.
This year, the Burton Awards, which is held in association with the Library of Congress, presented by Lead Sponsor, Law360, and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association, celebrates its 18th anniversary. The awards ceremony will be held on May 22, 2017 at the Library of Congress. During the awards program, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be the guest speaker.
About the Burton Awards
The Burton Awards program is a 501(c)(3) effort funded by the Burton Foundation which is a not for profit, academic effort. It is devoted to recognizing and rewarding excellence in the legal profession. Since its inception in 1999 a principal focus of the organization has been the refinement and enrichment of legal writing; however, the scope of the program has grown into recognizing all major achievements in law. The founder of the program is William C. Burton, a partner in the law firm Sagat|Burton LLP and a former New York State Assistant Attorney General, Assistant Special Prosecutor and author of the profession’s first legal thesaurus.