The San Diego Law Library is a special district government entity governed by an appointed volunteer Board of Trustees with complete oversight and authority for its budget, operations, staffing, and strategic planning. Our staff is led by the Director of Libraries, who plans policy, strategy and programming and guides the Board in its decision-making.  The Board meets regularly every month. Visit our Board Meetings and Agenda Packets/Minutes pages for more information.

Carla DiMare

Carla DiMare, Esq., President
Law Office of Carla DiMare

Term start date: January 1, 2022
Term end date: December 31, 2024

Hon. Rachel Cano

Hon. Rachel Cano, Vice-President
Superior Court Judge

Term start date: April 1, 2020
Term end date: December 31, 2022

Hon. Desirèe Bruce-Lyle

Hon. Desirèe Bruce-Lyle, Secretary
Superior Court Judge

Term start date: January 1, 2021
Term end date: December 31, 2023

Lorena Slomanson, Esq.

Lorena Slomanson, Esq., Treasurer
Legal Aid Society of San Diego

Term start date: January 1, 2020
Term end date: December 31, 2022

Hon. Maryann D’Addezio

Hon. Maryann D’Addezio
Superior Court Judge

Term start date: January 1, 2022
Term end date: December 31, 2024

Mara Elliott, Esq.

Mara Elliott, Esq.
San Diego City Attorney

Term start date: January 1, 2021
Term end date: December 31, 2023

Hon. David M. Gill

Hon. David M. Gill
Superior Court Judge

Term start date: January 1, 2022
Term end date: December 31, 2024

Kimberly D. Howatt, Esq.

Kimberly D. Howatt, Esq.
Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP

Term start date: March 15, 2022
Term end date: December 31, 2024

Hon. Julia Craig Kelety

Hon. Julia Craig Kelety
Superior Court Judge

Term start date: January 1, 2022
Term end date: December 31, 2024

David Whelan, Director - photo by Phil Brown

David Whelan, Assistant Secretary
Ex Officio, Director of Libraries

San Diego County Public Law Library