Virginia Lawyers Weekly honored its “Leaders in the Law” Class of 2009 last night at a reception at the Bolling-Haxall House in downtown Richmond. The 28 members of the class were asked to vote one member of their class as the “2009 Leader of the Year.” In a very close vote, this year’s Leaders selected Henry W. McLaughlin III for this honor.
McLaughlin, 69, has been the executive director of the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society for almost 30 years. He is pictured above with VLW Ad Director Sherma Mather.
McLaughlin announced earlier this week that he plans to step down from the position by March 31. He was selected before he announced his resignation.
The society’s chairman, James A. McCauley, described McLaughlin as “the face of legal aid” in the state. “One of the great joys of my law practice was to meet Henry and work with him.”