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BURTON AWARDS FOR LEGAL ACHIEVEMENT James Miller is a recipient of the 2006 Burton Awards for Legal Achievement. The awards are given to partners at 30 law firms from a pool of the 750 largest firms in the country. The Burton Awards, now in their seventh year, were established by William C. Burton to promote and reward the refinement and enrichment of good legal writing. Winners are chosen by an academic committee composed of educators from the law schools of Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as leading members of the legal profession and the judiciary. Miller’s winning piece advocated that the Supreme Court should clarify punitive damage law while considering the impact on the entire trial process. The 2006 Burton Awards program will be presented at the Law Library of Congress on June 12. Miller is a partner in the litigation and antitrust practice at King & Spalding and is president of the Yale Law School Association.
NATIONAL LAW DAY Peter Kalis has been appointed chair of the American Bar Association’s National Law Day 2006. Law Day commemorates the rule of law and how the legal system has contributed to American freedoms. As chair, Kalis will oversee the ABA’s effort to help schools and other organizations across the country plan and implement Law Day programming, relating it to the theme, “Separate Branches, Balanced Powers.” Kalis is chairman and managing partner of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham.
SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE, MEAGHER & FLOM The American Bar Association Section of Business Law Pro Bono Committee awarded Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom the “2006 National Public Service Award.” The honor recognizes significant pro bono legal services. Skadden was nominated for the award by the Lawyers Alliance for New York, the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, and the Legal Aid Society. The firm was recognized for providing labor and employment guidance to the Asian American Federation of New York, the Literacy Assistance Center, and the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Greater Los Angeles area. Additionally, Skadden did corporate, tax, real estate, and other transactional work for the Bethex Federal Credit Union, the CHAC Program of the Chicago Housing Authority, and the Pratt Area Community Council, and governance work to help organizations, including Life on the Outside Inc. and the Tomkins Avenue Merchants Association, incorporate as nonprofits. The nomination also cited Skadden as a charter signatory to the ABA Pro Bono Challenge, which is a pledge to commit attorney time equivalent to at least 3 percent of the firm’s billable hours to work on pro bono matters. � Nathan Carlile
Please send notices of D.C.-area honors or appointments to Nathan Carlile.

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