The California County Law Library system is celebrating 125 years of public service this year. There will be a celebration honoring the anniversary August 17, from 5:30 -7:30 pm at the Sterling Hotel in Sacramento. In 1891, California became a pioneer in access to justice when the state enacted a law authorizing County Law Libraries across the state. The law required that the libraries had to be open to the public and provide free access to legal resources. Today, law libraries continue their mission of public service despite a 40% reduction in funding over the last 10 years; almost 2/3 of law library patrons are individuals representing themselves.