Bruce Merenstein and Carl Solano have been selected as recipients of the 2007 Burton Awards for Legal Achievement, which are associated with the Library of Congress and the Law Library of Congress. The awards honor partners from among the 1,000 largest law firms in the country who have demonstrated effective legal writing.
Bruce and Carl are being honored for their article “Interim Issues Requiring Appellate Review – Pennsylvania’s Collateral Order Doctrine: Lessons From the Barnes Foundation Case And The 30 Years of Jurisprudence Preceding It,” which was published in the October 2006 (Vol. LXXVII, No. 4) issue of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly. The article dealt with the collateral order doctrine and the resulting effect on that doctrine due to a decision by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in the Barnes Foundation case, in which Bruce, Carl, and others at our Firm were counsel to the Barnes Foundation.
The awards ceremony was held on June 4, 2007 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Bruce and Carl received one of 30 awards given to authors of legal articles written in “plain, clear, and precise language.”
The master of ceremonies at the awards ceremony was Bill Press, formerly of "Crossfire," and the guest speaker was Bob Schieffer of CBS News.