The American Bar Association (ABA) recently announced that William C. Hubbard, the immediate past president of the ABA and a partner at the Columbia, South Carolina branch of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, has earned the 2016 Burton Award for Leadership in Law.
Hubbard received the award on May 23 at the 17th Burton Awards Program and Gala, held at the Library of Congress located in Washington, D.C. Other lawyers involved in public service, legal writing, and similar law fields attended the event.
The purpose of the Burton Awards is to honor major achievements in law. It recognizes Hubbard for the leadership example he has set for the legal profession as he advanced the rule of law throughout his time as the president of the ABA.
While he was the president of the ABA, Hubbard oversaw the commemoration of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.
“This award honors William Hubbard for a career that has been exemplary with an abundance of ingenuity, vision, and extraordinary foresight,” William C. Burton, founder and chairman of the Burton Awards program, said. “Mr. Hubbard exemplifies the finest qualities and characteristics of a proven leader in law. Through his accomplishments at the American Bar Association, his successes in private practice, and his body of new ideas and concepts, he has earned the greatest recognition and the highest praise.”