William C. Burton is the creator of The Legal Thesaurus, which was recognized by the Association of American Publishers as one of the most innovative projects of the year at its 1980 debut. He is a partner in the nationally recognized law firm of D'Amato and Lynch, New York, New York. He has served as a New York State Assistant Attorney General and as Assistant to the New York Special Prosecutor. Burton is the creator of the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement, which he has instituted in Washington D.C. in cooperation with the Vice President's office. Through the awards program, Mr. Burton hopes to continue to encourage the refinement and enrichment of legal writing.