Honoring the success of Marylanders who contribute significantly and consistently to the legal profession, The Daily Record held the 10th annual Leadership in Law celebration on Nov. 19 at the BWI Hilton. With an audience of more than 350, the awards program recognized 24 attorneys and judges who have bettered the legal profession, as well as the communities in which they live and work, through dedication and innovation. Emphasis also was placed on how each nominee strives, through mentoring efforts, to foster strong future generations of professional and community leaders.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Gauvey, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, was chosen to receive this year’s top Leadership in Law honor by her fellow 2010 class members.
One of only nine women in her law school’s graduating class at Northwestern University in 1973, Gauvey’s first legal job was a clerkship with the Hon. Morell E. Sharp, a federal district court judge in Washington state. Gauvey later worked as a staff attorney for the Mental Health Law Project, advocating for the mentally disabled, with Baltimore’s Legal Aid Bureau, as an assistant attorney general for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and as an assistant attorney general for the Civil Division and principal counsel for Trial Litigation. Just prior to her appointment as a federal magistrate she worked in Venable, Baetjer and Howard’s Litigation Division.
Additional photos of the event and biographical information on all honorees can be found on The Daily Record website.