As co-chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Appellate practice, Stewart G. Milch understands the importance of clear and forceful prose. Substantive legal writing infuses all parts of his practice — which, in over 20 years, has included more than 100 appeals and oral arguments before all four New York Appellate Divisions, the New York Court of Appeals, and Federal Circuit Courts.
It comes as no surprise to clients and collegaues, then, that Stu is a winner of the 2018 “Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Awards.” This honor — from The Burton Awards, a non-profit program run in association with the Library of Congress, presented by lead-sponsor Law360, and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association — recognizes “the finest law firm writers of 2018.” The Burton Awards’ Academic Board reviewed nominations coming from the nation’s 1,000 largest law firms. These judges — luminaries of legal writing hailing from the nation’s top law schools, the federal judiciary, and the halls of Congress — chose to highlight Stu’s article “Why You Should Argue Your Appeal,” which appeared in Law360 in July 2017.
“The winners are outstanding, highly skilled, and effective writers, and the competition was acutely keen,” said William Burton, the program’s founder and chair. “The Law360 Writing Award winners have now attained a new and even higher standard of excellence.”
“Clear, compelling writing is an essential tool for all lawyers,” Law360 General Manager Scott Roberts added. “Law360 is proud to be associated with these awards, which recognize the best of the best writers in the legal profession. We salute all of the winners and commend them on demonstrating these talents and sustaining such high standards of written excellence.”