BOB BLUMBERG RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS BURTON AWARD
On June 6, 2005 in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress, Robert H. Blumberg, President of BlumbergExcelsior, Inc. received a special Burton National Achievement Award for Reforming the Forms (www.burtonawards.com). The award was presented by Hon. Ed Forstenzer, Superior Court of California. Among the other winners of the National Achievement Award were Judge Richard A. Posner, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and Dean Darby Dickerson, Stetson University College of Law.
Bob Blumberg’s award recognizes efforts that go back to the early days of the Plain Language Movement. Besides spearheading the revision of Blumberg’s Catalog of Forms to comply with the Plain Language Laws enacted by New York and other states in the 1970’s and 80’s, Bob took an active role in the movement, participating in legal forums, contributing law journal articles and lecturing to groups around the country. The award also honored BlumbergExcelsior’s ongoing commitment to “reform the forms.”