The Alabama State Bar swore in a new president Saturday. The 17,600 member organization swore in Richard J.R. Raleigh Jr. as its 138th president.
"It is a distinct honor to serve as the next president of the Alabama State Bar, and I'm looking forward to continuing the good work that has already been enacted by leadership before me," said newly-installed President Richard Raleigh of Wilmer & Lee P.A.
Raleigh began his service with the bar in 2004 as a member of the Board of Bar Commissioners for the 23rd judicial circuit and has held a number of leadership positions within the organization. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Alabama in 1992 and law degree from The University of Alabama School of Law in 1995.
Raleigh is a graduate of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum, serves on the Council of the Alabama Law Institute, is a Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation and received the President's Award for Meritorious Service to the Alabama State Bar for his work with the Volunteer Lawyers Program. He has worked with several organizations in his community including the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, Downtown Rotary Club, National and the Children's Advocacy Center.