Fisher Phillips Wins 2009 Burton Award for Best Law Firm Newsletter
ATLANTA & NEW ORLEANS (April 21, 2009) - A newsletter produced by the law firm Fisher Phillips is the Burton Award recipient for Best Law Firm Newsletter in 2009. The firm's Labor Letter earned top honors in the newsletter category, which is awarded in conjunction with the Association of Legal Administrators. The Labor Letter is published monthly and features articles written by firm attorneys that address important workplace legal issues. Partner Michael S. Mitchell of the New Orleans office is the newsletter's editor. He said, "We're pleased to have received this outstanding recognition. Many of our clients tell us the Labor Letter is viewed as a must read,' and we are very serious about producing a quality product for them each and every month."
The Burton Awards for Legal Achievement are given in association with the Library of Congress. The criteria for selecting the best newsletter include the writing style and technique, research, analysis and content. Winners are selected by a panel of law school professors representing some of the nation's most prestigious law schools, as well as leading legal professionals and members of the judiciary.
This year marks the 10th anniversary for the national program. Recipients will be honored during a dinner June 15 at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.
William C. Burton, a practicing attorney and founder and chairman of the Burton Awards, said, "The competition among law firm newsletters was the most intense we've ever seen. The Fisher Phillips Labor Letter has surpassed our highest standards."
Fisher Phillips Chairman and Managing Partner Roger Quillen said, "We developed our newsletters as a way to use straightforward language to help our clients understand how new and changing laws impact the workplace. Our clients have long appreciated the quality information that our attorneys deliver through this and our other newsletters. It's an honor to have our peers recognize the value of what we provide to our clients."
About the Burton Awards
In 1999, a unique national awards program was established which was dedicated principally to rewarding effective legal writing. The program honors partners in law firms and law school students who use plain, clear and concise language and avoid archaic, stilted legalese. The Burton Foundation is a volunteer, not-for-profit, academic organization concentrating on legal writing.